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Mirena IUD Removal Lawsuit

Question:

What are the Risks Associated with Surgery to Remove Mirena IUD Birth Control?

ANSWER:

In many cases, women have experienced severe problems where their Mirena IUD perforated the uterine wall, which may allow the device to migrate outside the uterus, damage surrounding organs or cause severe infection. This often results in the need for the Mirena IUD to be removed, sometimes requiring emergency surgery.

Although Bayer Healthcare has promoted Mirena as a safe and easily reversible form of long-acting birth control, which can remain in place for up to 5 years, complications associated with surgery to remove an embedded Mirena IUD from the uterus can carry substantial risks and result in permanent injury.

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Mirena removal lawsuits for women who have experienced problems that required the IUD to be retrieved after it perforated the uterus or migrated from the intended position. To obtain a free and confidential claim evaluation, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Mirena IUD Surgical Retrieval and Treatment

The Mirena is a T-shaped device implanted that is implanted in the uterus and coated with birth control drugs to prevent pregnancy. However, women may be left with severe and debilitating injuries that require Mirena to be removed if:

Mirena is supposed to be easily removable, with the doctor locating the guide strings that lead from the cervix to the Mirena IUD. However, a growing number of women are reporting problems where they have gone to their doctor after experiencing pain or discomfort, only to discover that the Mirena has migrated away from the original implant site. In cases where the Mirena has moved and punctured the uterus, surgical removal is often necessary, exposing the patient to the risk of further organ damage and infection.

Missing Mirena IUD strings are often one of the first signs that there the device has moved or perforated the uterus. If severe abdominal pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding develops, doctors will often consider the possibility that the Mirena IUD perforated the uterus.

In some cases it is necessary for the Mirena IUD to be located through the use of x-rays, ultrasonography or a pelvic MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). A diagnostic laparoscopy may be performed to identify the exact location of the IUD and remove it.

If the Mirena IUD is seen within the uterus on imaging exams, ultrasound guided removal or an operative hysterectomy may be necessary to remove the device.

If the IUD is not seen within the uterus, x-rays of the abdomen and pelvis are often recommended, with 2 to 3 different views often obtained for optimal localization. In some cases, a CT scan or MRI may be necessary to located a Mirena IUD that has completely perforated the uterus.

Find Out if Compensation is Available for a Removed Mirena IUD

Prompt diagnosis of Mirena IUD displacement is important to reduce the risk of severe complications and long-term injury that may result. As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the Mirena IUD risks, many women have suffered severe injury and complications that may have been avoided with earlier detection.

According to allegations raised in many product liability lawsuits filed in courts throughout the country, Bayer Healthcare failed to adequately warn about the risk of perforations that may develop months or even years after Mirena is inserted. This not only prevented women from making an informed decision about whether to have the IUD implanted but delayed the diagnosis of the Mirena problems.

The Mirena lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for women throughout the United States who have required medical treatment for complications or early removal of the IUD. All cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means there are never any attorney fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

CONTACT OUR LAWYERS FOLLOWING MIRENA IUD REMOVAL

UPDATED: June 11th, 2014 by Austin Kirk

4 Comments Add Your Comments

  1. What about women outside of the united states? Ive had mine in for 3 years and just found out it has perforated my uterus and is sitting right next to my ovary and I am awaiting surgery to have it removed.

  2. I’m from canada as well, I got my mirena in February I think, and just found out today that it’s now in my pelvic area, today is June 22, I went for 2 ultrasounds and a ct scan to find out where it was, I went to get it checked out cause I kept getting pressure pains down by the vagina area and by the butt, I had very bad pains one night that lasted for 3 hrs it felt like labour pains, the the other times it last maybe 45 min, but it was horrible, and I never had these pains ever before till I got this mirena, so. NOw I’m just waiting for a phone call from a surgeon to get it removed. I hope this helps people, to let them know it’s not always safe.

  3. I think mirena is a joke, I had mine implanted in a year the second month it migrated and my Dr at that time didn’t want to try to do surgery. After she felt it migrated I know its still in me because me and the bf have unprotected sex every time . I just want another baby one day .

  4. I have been having severe pain in my lower abdominal area and lower back like labour pains. I got my marinea in 2009 I have not been to the doctor yet but I can feel the strings under skin :( my appointment is this Saturday im freaking out. I live in houston

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