What are Symptoms of Infection from Mirena IUD Birth Control?
The Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is a form of birth control that is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. However, a number of women have suffered severe infections from Mirena side effects, potentially arising months or even years after the device is implanted if the IUD perforates the uterine wall and migrates outside the uterus.
While there there is a known infection risk of associated with insertion of the Mirena IUD, it appears that Bayer Healthcare failed to provide women with adequate warning about the potential risk of other infections that may result from Mirena complications long after the device is in place. As a result, financial compensation may be available through a Mirena infection lawsuit and the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for women throughout the United States who have experienced symptoms of an infection or other health problems.
Mirena IUD Infection Symptoms
Insertion of the Mirena IUD has been associated with a known risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which usually will happen within the first 21 days after insertion. However, a number of women have developed Mirena IUD infections months or even years after the device was implanted due to complications associated with the IUD perforating the uterus or migrating to other areas of the body.
If the Mirena IUD moves from the intended position and migrates through the uterine wall, infection is likely to set in if the condition is not promptly diagnosed.
As a result of Bayer failing to provide warnings about the risk of this problem, many women do not discover that the IUD strings are missing or that the device has migrated until they start to develop signs of an infection.
Potential symptoms of a Mirena IUD infection may include:
- Abnormally Late Menstrual Period
- Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
- Flu-Like Symptoms
- Missing IUD String
- Painful Sexual Intercourse
Bacterial vaginosis has been found to develop among users of Mirena IUD, which involves an imbalance of good and harmful bacteria in the vagina. Women with IUDs are one of the groups most commonly found to develop bacterial vaginosis infections, which often results in the need to remove the Mirena IUD. The infection is often treated with antibiotics, but that is no guarantee that the infection will not come back.
Mirena Infection Class Action Lawyers
The Mirena IUD lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who are pursuing a claim for themselves or a loved one who experienced severe problems that may have been caused by the Mirena IUD. All cases are evaluated by our law firm on an individual basis, and given the time and attention necessary to ensure that our clients maximize their recovery.
To review a potential case and determine if financial compensation may be available, request a free consultation or claim evaluation. All cases are handled by our Mirena attorneys on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no out-of-pocket expenses unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential case for you or your family, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.