My offices are reviewing potential Mirena claims that females may have suffered as a result of a malfunction of the Mirena IUD device.
The claims center around whether there has been a defect in the device or whether it has migrated to another part of the body. The Mirena device is implanted by a physician and the device is supposed to provide contraception for up to five years. After initially being implanted, the Mirena device is then checked at approximately 90 days. If a woman has it correctly placed after 90 days, then there is an assumption that the device will maintain its positioning for five years.
Unfortunately, this is not the case that we are finding in our research. The Mirena device has fractured and caused serious abscesses and injuries to the uterus. This has resulted in serious problems with the women and even infertility.
The next problem is that the device migrates through the uterus wall. These are very serious cases in which the device could rupture or cause damage to another organ the body. It is crucial that the device be surgically removed and these are potentially the most valuable cases. Once the device is surgically removed, then there is the possibility that other problems may exist such as infertility or serious chronic pain.
We are in the process of deciding where we are going to file the initial lawsuit. There has been a number of lawsuits already filed and we are gathering all the research that we need to provide to our experts to prove the case. We are very interested in obtaining more cases to see exactly what the pattern of this device’s migration and other injuries that have been reported. There has even been significant pelvic inflammatory disease and erosion of adjacent areas of the vagina.