NC Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., is reviewing potential Mirena lawsuits involving patients who were implanted with the intrauterine contraceptive device Mirena® but had to have the device surgically removed after it migrated, perforating the uterine lining. Manufactured by New Jersey-based Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mirena is an IUD device that must be inserted by a trained health care provider and is intended to provide contraceptive protection for up to five years. Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or imbedment in the uterus.
Some women who have had Mirena implanted experienced serious and even debilitating or life-threatening side-effects. The device may migrate from its original position after being inserted, perforating the uterus or embedding itself in the uterus. In both instances, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device. Mirena may also migrate outside the uterine cavity and cause adhesions or scarring that can lead to infertility. Depending on the damage caused, affected women may require a complete hysterectomy, and more serious complications could result in death.
Serious side effects that have been linked to Mirena include:
- Birth of a child with a birth defect
- Embedment in the uterus
- Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
- Inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis)
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Perforation of the uterus.
If you had to have an implanted Mirena IUD device surgically removed because it migrated from its original position (extra-uterine migration) and perforated the uterine lining, you may have a potential Mirena lawsuit.
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