Mirena IUD Perforation

Many of the women who claim to have been injured by Mirena say it perforated their uterus, and caused a host of serious and debilitating complications. The birth control IUD’s labeling specifies the risk for Mirena perforation to occur when the device is inserted by a healthcare provider, but not after implantation. Plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of failing to adequately warn about the risk for perforation to occur after the IUD is correctly placed in the uterus.

Women File FDA Complaints of Mirena Perforation

The findings of a 7 Action News investigation in August 2013 showed that thousands of women have filed IUD-related complaints since its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2000. After delving into the agency’s database of adverse event reports, researchers discovered nearly 4,800 complaints of device dislocation—a complication that often precedes Mirena perforation—filed since 2008. This occurs if the IUD should migrate away from the uterine wall and into other parts of the body, which may cause a woman to experience infection, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse and other problems.

Symptoms of Mirena perforation may be sudden and severe, or more gradual if the device is embedded in the uterus and migrates to other organs and tissue.

Women who are experiencing the following health issues should contact their doctor immediately, as they may be signs of IUD perforation:

mirena iud perforation

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD strings, or the strings seem shorter than usual.
  • Fever and chills

As many symptoms of uterine perforation do not seem severe at first, a woman may take longer to report her issues. In that case, she may seek longer to receive treatment, and be unknowingly placing her health and fertility at risk.

Symptoms of Mirena perforation may escalate and ultimately cause the following injuries, which may be irreparable, even after IUD removal surgery:

  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Infection and sepsis
  • Damage to other organs outside of the uterus
  • Organ damage
  • Adhesions and scarring

Lawsuits Alleging Mirena Perforation

Claims of Mirena perforation are included in thousands of IUD lawsuits now filed in the U.S. The majority of these suits are now pending in a consolidated proceeding in the New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, and in a federal multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

For more information about filing a claim over the Mirena IUD that seeks compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages and other damages, call the following toll-free number today: (888) 994-5118.

Last Modified: August 13, 2014

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