If you are experiencing lower abdominal pain, vomiting, or heavy vaginal bleeding after receiving the Mirena IUD, it is imperative that you contact your doctor right away. These may be symptoms of Mirena perforation; a dangerous complication allegedly caused by the birth control IUD’s spontaneous migration away from its original placement in the uterine wall and into other parts of the body.
According to WebMD.com, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has estimated that Mirena perforation occurs in approximately one per 1,000 to 10,000 IUD placement procedures. This dangerous Mirena complication is categorized by uterine punctures that manifest in heavy vaginal bleeding, bloating, vomiting, lower abdominal pain and other side effects. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it is in your best interest to contact a Mirena IUD lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP who can help you file a claim. Call the Firm directly to learn more at .
After being implanted with the Mirena IUD, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 as a contraceptive, hundreds of women have reported experiencing Mirena perforation and other complications allegedly associated with the device.
Those who are experiencing symptoms of Mirena perforation are often required to undergo painful and potentially dangerous surgical intervention, which may translate to a hysterectomy.
This sort of procedure may be damaging to a woman’s fertility, as well as cause hemorrhaging, infection and sepsis in the event that the surgeon must locate the t-shaped, plastic device if it has become lost in the woman’s abdominal cavity.
Symptoms of Mirena perforation may include:
If you are experiencing Mirena perforation symptoms, the time is now to seek medical attention. If left untreated, uterine punctures may cause:
If you suspect Mirena has perforated your uterus, your doctor may perform an ultrasound or blood tests to be sure. If your diagnosis is confirmed that you are suffering infection, you may be prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection. Otherwise, Mirena IUD removal surgery is necessary to repair complications.
A rising number of lawsuits involving the Mirena IUD have been filed by women who allege symptoms of Mirena perforation and other injuries. Claims against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals also allege the intrauterine birth control device was defectively designed, and that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers of the risks. As of May 2013, over 60 Mirena IUD lawsuits had been transferred to a Multicounty Litigation in Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey.
Mirena-related claims filed in federal court have also been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Cases filed against Bayer were moved there on April 8th, 2013 by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML).
Mirena IUD lawsuits seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages incurred by your injury. Call an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to learn more about how to file a claim at .