Our defective medical device attorneys are investigating claims arising from injuries caused by the Mirena IUD. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 45,000 reports of complications in women using the Mirena IUD since the year 2000. The most common complications were expulsion of the IUD, dislocation of the device, and vaginal hemorrhage. More than 6 percent of the women required hospitalization or surgery. A hysterectomy is sometimes necessary to repair the damage caused by a migrated Mirena IUD.
Common symptoms of Mirena IUD migration can include:
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Urinary tract infections
- Spotting or bleeding
- Blood in the urine
- Irritation while going to the bathroom
The Mirena IUD is a soft flexible intrauterine device manufactured by Bayer that releases small amounts of the hormone levonorgestrel directly into the uterus. The Mirena was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000.
Bayer was warned by the FDA about certain marketing claims in 2009 for failing to disclose the risks of using the Mirena IUD.
If you or a loved one has had a Mirena IUD that migrated and perforated the uterus or other organs, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Ohio Mirena attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List at 614-469-1400 or 1-800-647-7003.