Complications from Mirena IUD Birth Control

Although the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) has been promoted as a safe, long-acting and reversible form of birth control, a number of women have experienced painful and debilitating complications when the implanted device perforated the uterus or migrated.

The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for women throughout the United States who have experienced side effects of Mirena, such as:

  • Spontanous Migration or Movement of the IUD Birth Control
  • Uterine Perforation
  • Infections

According to allegations raised in Mirena lawsuits filed in courts throughout the country, Bayer sold the IUD birth control without providing adequate warnings and information about the risk of these serious complications.

To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.


Mirena is a T-shaped form of birth control that is implanted into the uterus during a doctor’s office visit. The polyethylene frame contains a steroid reservoir that releases levonorgestrel as a contraceptive, and the device can remain in place for five years.

More than 2 million women throughout the U.S. have used Mirena since it was introduced in December 2000, and popularity continues to rise.

The Mirena warning label fails to adequately warn about serious complications that can arise when the IUD (intrauterine device) or IUD (intrauterine system) migrates or perforates the uterus.

While the label has indicated that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during insertion, it describes this as an “uncommon” event and fails to warn about the risk of spontaneous perforation or migration, which may occur long after insertion.

As a result of complications from Mirena birth control, women have experienced painful and devastating side effects, such as:

▸ Mirena Perforation

In many cases, women have reported that the Mirena IUD perforated or punctured the uterus or became embeded in the uterine wall. This may result in the need for risky surgery to remove the Mirena IUD, and may leave women with painful and devastating side effects from internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs.

▸ Mirena Migration

If the IUD perforates and travels through the uterine wall, the Mirena may migrate to other parts of the body, leading to serious internal injuries, such as:

  • Perforation of the Intestines
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Abscesses
  • Adhessions
  • Infection

▸ Mirena Infection

In many cases, complications from Mirena IUD result in infections, which could be potentially life-threatening. The risk of pelvic infections from Mirena may be a particular problems for women who have never had children

▸ Mirena Removal

The Mirena IUD is designed to be safely removed by applying gentle traction on the threads with forceps. The arms are designed to fold upward as it is withdrawn from the uterus. However, in some cases, complications may require more invasive surgery to remove Mirena, especially if it has become embedded in the uterus or migrated. Surgery for Mirena removal, may result in permanent complications, and in some cases, may impact a woman’s ability to have children in the future.


Bayer failed to properly research the risk of Mirena side effects before aggressively marketing the IUD, and failed to adequately warn women or the medical community about the risk of problems.

As a result of the manufacturers failure to provide adequate information for women and the medical community about the potential Mirena complications, financial compensation may be available through a product liability lawsuit.

The Mirena attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for women throughout the United States who have experienced complications. All cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is received.