The Mirena IUD, or intra-uterine device, is a form of contraception shaped like a ‘T’ used by women for the prevention of pregnancy. The Mirena IUD is placed in the uterus through the vagina and it contains levonorgestrel which is a hormone commonly used in other forms of birth control meant to prevent ovulation. Sadly, there are some alternative Mirena IUD side effects which may lead to severe complications related to fertility.
There have recently been many women coming forward with complaints related to the Mirena IUD infertility and other damaging complications. The Mirena lawyers at our firm are well versed in pharmaceutical product cases and can offer a free consultation and review of your potential Mirena IUD lawsuit. Our Mirena IUD legal team has pursued hundreds of cases in defective medical products and is standing by to assist you in your Mirena IUD infertility or injury lawsuit.
Some more common Mirena IUD side effects suffered by women using the Mirena IUD include differences in the menstrual cycle, cramping, differing intensity of periods, and severe pain. One severe reported Mirena IUD side effect is that of an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg has been fertilized and is inside the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus. This is a well known problem among women using the Mirena IUD for birth control.
One out of every 60 Mirena IUD pregnancies reported is ectopic. This can be a very serious and damaging problem, as an ectopic pregnancy has a high likelihood of causing Mirena IUD infertility in the mother and even can lead to death if the mother is not treated promptly. Doctors recommend that women who have already experienced an ectopic pregnancy avoid using the Mirena IUD as the device will increase the chances of another ectopic pregnancy.
Another common problem with the Mirena IUD is that many women develop ovarian cysts while using the product. In many cases, the Mirena IUD ovarian cysts will disappear in time, but some may require surgery for removal. The Mirena IUD can also foster bacteria growth in the uterus leading to pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID. PID can be a very severe complication which may lead to pain in the pelvic region, ectopic pregnancy, and potentially Mirena IUD infertility.
In the most extreme reported cases, PID has led to the woman needing to undergo a hysterectomy, or the complete removal of the uterus.
If you or a loved one has suffered from spontaneous migration of a Mirena IUD after implantation, they may be entitled to financial compensation through a Mirena IUD lawsuit. Mirena IUD cases may range widely in severity. In the most common cases, the Mirena IUD perforates the uterus and is embedded in the omentum which requires a laparoscopy under general anesthesia to remove.
Call today if you believe you have grounds for a Mirena IUD lawsuit against the manufacturers of these products. Millions of women across the country are currently using the device and thousands have reported severe and uncomfortable adverse effects caused by the Mirena IUD. The makers of the device warned about certain side effects and about perforation, but only perforation which happens during the surgery, as a result of improper insertion. They did not warn that a properly placed Mirena IUD may shift over time and cause severe Mirena IUD complications. For that reason, if you have experienced Mirena IUD complications after undergoing a successful insertion, you should call today to speak with a Mirena IUD lawyer to discuss your potential Mirena IUD Lawsuit.