Mirena works as a contraceptive which releases a chemical called Progestogen Levonorgestrel. This is a small t-shaped intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) which is inserted in the uterus by a physician. The Mirena is implanted inside the uterus for typically five years to prevent pregnancy. Most healthcare providers recommend a woman who has had at least one child to be a candidate for this device. The IUD is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and got FDA approval in 2000. The FDA has never approved an IUD device prior to this approval.
The Mirena IUD side-effects can be minor – infections, adhesions, abscesses or significant inflamation of the pelvis. The main complication is the perforation of the uterus, intestines and cervix. Surgery has occurred many times to remove the IUD which has migrated/traveled to other regions in the body. The problem when the device migrates is that it has to be surgically removed. This is a risky surgical procedure and has many complications and have prompted many lawsuits alleging serious side-effects from migration of the Mirena IUD device.
The cases that we are accepting involve two factors: i) the IUD has broken/fractured and has moved/migrated outside the uterus or punctured/perforated the uterine wall, surrounding organs and intestines, and ii) surgery was needed to remove the defective device.
If you or someone you know has had any complications from the use of the Mirena IUD, please contact me as soon as possible to understand your legal options. You can contact me at this website http://www.frankeidson.com or call me at 407-315-2182 or toll free at (888)245-2855.