Mirena migration is one of the most alarming side effects of the contraceptive device, which is facing a growing number of lawsuits filed by women who suffered from Mirena migration injuries. The Mirena IUD is a small, plastic contraceptive device inserted into the uterus that is supposed to be effective for up to five years. However, it can migrate from its original placement, causing serious complications such as uterine perforations, infertility, infection, and ectopic pregnancies. If the Mirena IUD goes through “spontaneous migration,” a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device.
Reports of Mirena Migration Growing
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Since then, more than 45,000 reports of Mirena related complications including spontaneous migration have been reported to AdverseEvents.com. Women exposed to these complications may experience the following:
- Embedment in the uterine wall
- Uterine perforations
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ectopic Pregnancy
Some two million women in the United States currently use a Mirena IUD and may be at risk for Mirena migration and other side effects. Luckily, women are becoming more aware of potential Mirena IUD problems —Mirena was the 17th most searched for term on the FDA website from August 2012 to October 2012. However, many more remain at risk for serious injuries.
What Should I Do Next?
If you received a Mirena IUD and experienced spontaneous migration or other side effects, consider filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries. Speak to a lawyer today to evaluate your possible legal options and help understand how to best protect your legal rights.
In addition, you should also keep track of your medical appointments and expenses. Document your doctor’s visits, days absent from work for medical reasons, and any treatments you undergo (such as surgical removal). Request a copy of your medical records. Be proactive about your medical treatment and your legal options.
How to File A Mirena Migration Lawsuit
Women filing Mirena lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals are seeking compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, and more. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer is responsible for failing to warn patients about potential issues, such as spontaneous Mirena migrations, as well as defective design and negligence.
To learn more about filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit, speak to a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. We understand the sensitive nature of your Mirena injuries and are fierce advocates for your claim. Call (888) 364-6688 for a free and confidential case review.