Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is a small t-shaped plastic device that is inserted into the uterus and acts as a long acting contraceptive. Even though it is known to be an effective contraceptive medical device, the side effects of the intrauterine contraceptive medical device have proven to cause serious injuries to woman, even potentially life-threatening.
Some of the common dangerous side effects of Mirena IUD implantation include uterine wall perforations, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and other serious complications. Mirena can harm the uterus because it can migrate from its original position after being inserted, embedding itself in the uterus or perforating the uterus wall. This then can lead to further complications such as infection, intestinal obstruction, organ damage, and adhesions and internal scarring. Whether the Mirena device embeds itself in the uterus or perforates the uterine wall, both scenarios would require a doctor to locate the IUD and surgically remove it. Depending on the extent of damage related to the uterine wall perforation, a complete hysterectomy may be required to the patient.
Patients suffering serious complications as a result of serious side effects due to the implantation of Mirena IUD do have legal rights and may have a possible lawsuit against Bayer, the manufacturer of contraceptive medical device. In fact, due to Bayer’s failure to warn individuals of the defective nature of the medical equipment, or “minimized” the risk of Mirena to patients, they may be held liable for those who suffer complications.
If you or someone you know suffers from serious side effects after having Mirena implanted or had to have the IUD surgically removed due to side effects, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan Mirena lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your Mirena lawsuit and begin working on the case immediately, gathering all the medical records and evidence to prove and win your case.