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Mirena IUD Infection Lawsuit

Question:

What are Symptoms of Infection from Mirena IUD Birth Control?

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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
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • 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.

CONTACT OUR LAWYERS ABOUT A MIRENA IUD INFECTION INJURY

UPDATED: June 11th, 2014 by Austin Kirk

2 Comments Add Your Comments

  1. I had the Mirena IUD in 2007 and I had it for about 9 months. Intercourse was extremely painful and my husband always told me he could feel the device. When it was time for my menstrual cycle that too was horribly uncomfortable. Cramps were unbearable and my cycle was very irregular. I finally went to the Dr and when he removed it he said I had developed vaginosis and that it would heal on its own. Almost immediately after the device was removed I felt a whole lot better but those 9 months were hell.

  2. I had the coil in for about two years, at first it was great as I had no periods, but I found sex painful, I would bleed afterwards, I have also had constant water infections and BV, I have visited my GP on numerous occasions where I am on antibiotics nearly every other week. I have terrible bloated ness and pains down my left arm, the BV is constant and is causing a strain on my marriage as the smell is like gone off fish! The doctors don’t seem to do anything and say it’s normal with a coil?… I have bad cramps and I can’t wait to get this taken out. Plus I’ve put a stone in weight on and mood swings are very odd happy then in tears….I’m def coming back as a man in my next life…….

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