Mirena IUD Lawyers Investigating Litigation for Problems with Perforation, Migration

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted June 11, 2012


A number of women throughout the United States who received Mirena IUD for birth control have experienced serious complications where the implanted device punctures or perforates the uterus, or migrates through the intra-abdominal cavity. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are evaluating the potential for Mirena litigation on behalf of women who have experienced problems with the IUD.

Although Mirena was promoted as a worry-free and hassel-free form of birth control, which is supposed to be safely removed after up-to five years, it has been associated with a number of serious complications, including:

  • Perforation
  • Migration
  • Expulsion
  • Infection

Our Mirena lawyers are investigating whether women may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the risk of Mirena perforation, where the device punctures or embeds in the uterine wall. This can lead to infections, internal scarring and the need for surgery to repair or address the problems.

In some cases, the Mirena IUD may migrate through the uterine wall, causing serious intestinal problems or other internal injuries, including damage to other organs.

Although the litigation for Mirena remains in the very early stages of review and evaluation, potential cases are currently being considered for women throughout the United States who have experienced recent Mirena problems. To review a potential claim with our lawyers for youself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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37 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Erica says:

    Mirena torn through my uteran wall I have cat scan as proof. the entire time i had the IUD in and after it was removed I have had severe infections in my kidneys to the point of failure and septic blood poisonings. I have the medical bills to prove it.

    Posted on September 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm

  • shamonese says:

    I have the mirena iud its now due to be removed, my dr could not locate the string they did an ultrasound and still could not locate the iud, now i have to have surgery to remove it, it has to be lodged in my uterus somewhere, i have had the iud since 2007.

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

  • Lauren says:

    Just been hospitalized for internal bleeding from a ruptured cyst on my ovary. This is the second time this year, for the same exact thing. My ovaries feel like they are burning constantly and my skin is absolutely disgusting. I have acne on every surface of my body and there is nothing available to relieve it. I am nauseous all day and night, food tastes terrible. I have never been so miserable.

    Posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm

  • brianna says:

    Ive had the mirena for about 14 months and side effects are getting worse. I’m having it removed before it gets lost or perforated! And now my doc can’t find the strings and I have to have surgery to remove it scary!!!!!

    Posted on December 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  • Amanda says:

    I just recently had my mirena removed and have had so many complications during and after having it…including now abnormal paps…I had it in for 4 years. THe acne is deplorable and I have tried everything…the bleeding after removal lasted for weeks…I just dunno what to do…I don’t know if I can even conceive now…cysts, Hpv…is this all b/c of this thing????

    Posted on December 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  • CANDI says:

    I’m not sure of all the side effects but i’ve had irregular periods and just this month i’ve had periods 2 weeks apart for each other. I am constantly tired and nothing seems to help. I have had sporadic abdominal pain since. I got the IUD put in Oct 2006. I had it in over a weekend. It traveled from my uterus to my bowl. It was so painful. I had to have it surgically removed less than 2 months after having my first and only child. From the ultra sound/xray I have a whole in my uterus. I’ve recently gotten married i’m not sure it this will cause a problem with having children. I did receive doctor bills due to this as well. It has been very uncomfortable with the pain that I experience.

    Posted on December 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  • Brittany says:

    I have had mirena for four months and it has been a nightmare. From the very beginning I have had extreme pain and bleeding. I thought it would go away but increasingly got worse. I recently had it removed but the mirena caused lingering damage. Mirena has caused many symptoms including: extreme mood swings, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, severe pain during intercourse, urination problems, discharge, infections, and pelvic inflammatory disease. I may not be able to have children, possibly need a hysterectomy, and am unable to have intercourse. The doctor bills have been just racking up! I just wanted to be safe and wait to have children. Now I may never get the chance. I was completely healthy before the mirena.

    Posted on December 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  • Joanne says:

    Had mirena placed in early 2010. In late 2011, I went to have it removed so we could try for baby #2. MD could not grasp the strings, went on to have an office hysteroscopy which failed and then a hysteroscopy with anesthesia which failed, and the thing was finally removed via laparoscopy. After 6 months we did not conceive. Also when I had it I had what I now know were severe side effects – fatigue, anxiety, depression, weight gain (that I have not been able to lose). Horrible experience alll around. I work in clinical trials so I filed all the adverse event paper work with the FDA

    Posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  • gabbi says:

    i had mirena put in in 2009 as soon as i could after i had my first son which was in may. i had no problems but i would spot often and it slowly went away and i never had a period after. in june 2010 i found out i was 5 MONTHS pregnant with my second son. im still the only person my OB knows that got pregnant on it but thank GOD my son is 100% healthy. its a risk to leave it in and to take it out while pregnant and i could have had a miscarriage when they took it out. so crazy. THAT SHOULD BE ON THE WARNINGS

    Posted on December 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  • Garrett says:

    My fiance had the iud put in… It perforated her uteris and she had to have laproscopic surgery… Sry about spelling… Shes been bleeding and sex has been painful for her…. The doctor told us her partner should have never put it in to begin with because of something… We have everything documented… Surgeries included….

    Posted on January 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

  • patricia says:

    I got the mirena 01-2010. I just had it removed on 08-2012. I had a period that lasted from august 2012 til January 2013. It was only after 3 different menopausal medications that it stopped, and I am currently taking provera to make it start again because an ultrasound showed that even after bleeding all that time, the top of my uterus is still full of stuff. It also showed I now have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is very unlikely unless you are overweight, and I am 5’7″ and 130 lbs. I am 23 and have basically had to go through menopause because of the mirena. I have never been more uncomfortable in my life. The problem is the high doses of progesterone the mirena produces into the body, my body didn’t know what to do once it wasn’t there anymore.

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  • Penny says:

    I got Mirena inserted in 2007 thought it was the greatest thing in the world until my Migraines started getting worse. And my moods started becoming uncontrollable. My new husband and I had it removed to try for a baby. Within 6 months of having it removed we were pregnant only to find out that I miscarried the baby at 8 weeks.

    Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

  • Vee says:

    I received a mirena iud but had it removed because of mood swings. It was removed by surgery, because the doctor was unable to do it in the office. His statement was it has moved to far up.

    Posted on January 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  • alonya says:

    I went to the hospital, after 3-4 month, of spotting, cramps, and last bit not least, a serious case if loosing my new born baby.
    Least expect how life changing, could be on the start of a new life and goals, buy the one I loast will never experience what is expected out of life’s unexpected sad, fun, mindblowing “New memories”!

    The pain I had my uturis, was unbearable!
    The Doctor assured me I would be fine, but complacent, compilations started shortly after
    This type of. Pain and spotting went on for …2 years, on and off.
    After four(4)months, of pain in my uterus.
    The most unthinkable happed, I had my only miss carage, I have problems still tryin to face life, head on…it is not easy at all+-(

    The 5 year plan the Dr. Recommend me. I was 24 at the time now 35 and still have Memories, and still in pain from now and then, sometimes I can’t get up in morning, depression has been in and out
    She says, “New technology”
    Before all this unforen object when in side me my life was stable, a healthy young woman who could not bare the everyday pain going on since the IUD was in my Vagina!
    My miscarriage toke 3 to
    4 months!
    It happen in the EARLY MORNING IN THE 4 AM.. OMG, the pain was so unbearable pain I had entered the Hospital emergency room at lee memorial Hospital suffering a life cahanging experience, and went in a deep depression!

    Lost my family over all this craziness!?
    Still trying to pick pieces up, unborn child who I’ll will never get to know. Please take my case and compassion I’ve stood alone ou oall this I have my papper work for2001.. Lee Memorial hospital!

    Posted on February 16, 2013 at 4:12 am

  • karheryn says:

    Got the iud put in 1-3-11 an have had pain ever since an told my doctor an she said its normal an she won’t take it out like I asked of her so I waited an still hurt went to another doctor to remove it an she can’t find it an told me I have a infection in my uterus gave me pills an is sending me to another place to get a ultrasound an xray. I’m hoping they find it its painful having sexual intercourse

    Posted on February 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

  • Lori says:

    Had the Morena placed in Feb ’09…i was told would “control heavy periods”. It started with having to dialate me in the office just to place it. After months af cramping. Mood swings. 25lb weight gain and surgical removal of right ovary and tube because of a large cyst I was told would disappear 7 months ago. I am fearful to lose my other ovary and go into early menopause. I have an appointment in two weeks to have it removed against my doctors advice.

    Posted on February 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  • nicole says:

    I have about 20 of the side effects including terrible mood swings in which i am under a dr’s care for. Large amounts of hair loss daily, BAD cramping, blurred vision, rash, Terrbile back pain, Headaches nasuea, fatigue all the time…ETC I been going to the Doctor for these issues and no doctor ever linked this to the Mirena. I was never even told that these were side effects from it. I have had this inserted for about a year year and half.

    Posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

  • Aley says:

    II’ve had been bleeding seven months straight. went back to my gyno and she said my iud moved and that was what was causing me to bleed. (but why? and for that long?) she removed it which was so painful I had to bed rest for a couple days after. it didn’t hurt that bad the first time. now I’m $900 in medical bills from it and I still feel like my questions are not answered.. I’ve bleed for 9 months straight before I switched to the iud hoping it would help. can someone please help?!??

    Posted on May 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  • monica says:

    i had the iud put in at about 2004-2005 and again in 2007 both times the iud shifted an caused infctions and i had to have it removed due to the multiple side affects which i feel i am still dealing with 6 years later. i suffered a misscarriage right after having the second one removed that almost killed me because i almost hemmoragged to death. i rcently ust 2 weeks ago had to undergo an ablasion surgery on my uterus and a laproscopy due to the heavy bleeding and extremely painful periods i’ve suffred since the iuds. i also have had pain during intercourse ,multiple cysts on my ovaries and an tumor in my uterus. the last 8 years have been horrible.

    Posted on May 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  • ashley says:

    I had the IUD put in April 2011 everything was fine until I started getting severe cramping and it hurt to have sex. I had it for 7 months. one day I went to the bathroom to pee and it fell out as I wiped. went to palmdale regional hospital and they told me that they didn’t know what to do for me because it was so rare. then they checked and everything was fine. I decided to go and have it done again on 6-3-13 and 2 weeks later if fell out again!!! now I have been bleeding for 2 months straight cramping and when i go to the bathroom i am very sore

    Posted on June 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  • April says:

    I had the Mirena put in 2002. Had no problems with it. I never had a period. Had it in for 5 years. Got it taking out 2007. Had my 3rd baby in 2008. Oct. 31 2008 I go get the cooper iud put in. I had my period for 3 months non stop. I have a period every 3 months. And bleed really bad. I can’t feel the strings & I’m scared I will have to get it removed with surgery. I still have it in. Bout to get it taking out. I rather have the Mirena put back in. I will never get the cooper iud again.

    Posted on June 24, 2013 at 12:57 am

  • sue says:

    I had the merina put in on Jun. 21 I had it put in right before my insurance went out but since then I’ve had nothing but trouble with it unbearable pain and since I have no insurance anymore they won’t do anything about it

    Posted on September 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

  • cherokee says:

    I got the idu about 6 years ago I was in so much pain and None would take it out not even the doctor who put it in.. then I got a bad infect the er took it out about lost my hubby because I could not have sex because of pain and still to this day have pain all the time None knows why and I got hpv. Could my pain Iam still having be because of this?

    Posted on November 13, 2013 at 3:49 am

  • Ieshia says:


    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  • Drika says:

    I had the Mirena IUD since May of 2007 and I have been having complications and urinary tract infections and bacterial infection since then.when the doctors tried to remove it they couldn’t find the string I was told I had to get it surgically removed.I also was told that I had cells that can cause cancer and they also have to be removed at the same time of the Mirena IUD.the Mirena IUD really made me sick.I’m sorry I ever got the Mirena IUD and I will pray and wish it on no one else do not let doctors talk you into getting the Mirena as a Birth Control.

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  • Dessa says:

    I had the Mirena inserted in 2009 because of fibroids. I bled out twice because of them. It worked for four years. In nov of 2013 I started to have periods ( family history of long fertility). This happened for four months. Went to the doctor to ask why this was happening. She was dumb as a rock. Never did a blood test to see if the thing stopped working. Did do a pregnancy test. Did ultrasound and found out that I now have a uterus full of fibroids ovarian and kidney cysts and the thing is being squeezed between two huge fibroids. I want this thing out of me. And to make matters worse this isn’t the same doctor who put it in. This is some nurse practitioner who will not listen to me. My next stop is a hysterectomy.

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 12:35 am

  • Julie says:

    I’m just going to be brief as possible.
    My Ob-Gyn at the time was the greatest man that ever walked the earth simply because he helped me get pregnant with my twins in January 2002. Then the good Lord blessed us with a third child in December 2003. Both of my pregnancies were difficult but I knew I needed some birth control and I knew I birth control pills made crazy so my Doc asked if I’d try the Mirena. As far as I was concerned he knew everything so I had no worries but I did make several comments when he kept rereading the instructions over and over. If I remember correctly he told me that my Mirena was the first he’d put. Once it was in I felt great, even better when my period stopped. This went on for about a year or so but I also started getting severe abdominal pains. I go back to see my Ob-Gyn and every time he’d give me an antibiotic because my Mirena had gotten stuck to the inside of my uterus. I know I went at least twice but it could’ve been more. The last time I went he removed it and it almost killed me. Then I ended up with a hysterectomy and one ovary that ended up being removed the next year due to endometriosis. I still have my cervix so every year I get my pap smears I have to be ripped open in order to get the sample needed for the pelvic exam. Now I had a small scar there that was the sole reason my twins weren’t born sooner than they were but I believe after insertion and finally the removal of the Mirena IUD, my cervix has suffered so much damage that it is completely closed! As I said before, when I go for my yearly exams my cervix has to pretty much be ripped open to get in there far enough to take the appropriate samples. I know my story is nothing like so many others but I’ve been scared of it ever since my doctor had to keep rereading the instructions!

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 6:06 am

  • emily says:

    had mirena twice it was horrible body expelled it cause infections bleeding more than half a year heavy and non stop and second one got lost in my body and caused so many issues I had to have a hysterectomy at age 28

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

  • Rachael says:

    I called for the lawsuit how long does it usually take had too have surgery too get it removed but no problems yet so how long does it take and about how much will I get?

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  • Catelyn says:

    I had the iud put in and I had went to the doctors to get it removed and they could not find my string I had 3 doctor come in and try and look for it they Are schedule me another appointment to come back in and check me out and do a ultrasound on me or something like that so they can try and find it do I meet the standards for a lawsuit

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm

  • Valerie says:

    I had the mirena w my first born after 05…. then my obgyn suggested i get iud n safe n i wont get pregnant. Until.5yr…. so when we place it in …. i was having server cramps n bleeding for a whole 2 months heavy bleeding. When ever i did have intercrouse.i.be in extreme pain n shw swell up. So w having it on thru out the five yr time i decided to take it outnnn..,. Try for a.nother child. Well.whem i took it off man i had such bad i had stay in. Bed cramps.cuz bloods.was a river flow n i cramp so much n was in pain constantly…. i didn’t. wanna be toych or anything do to pain. I kept gettin hott n sweaty n.claimny n ran fever after 5 month of no iud. Well one day at work i had server sharp killin me pain on my left ovariea n i told my gyeno n she said it normal…but i request a review n my lab reults came out abnormal n had a ovarian cyst on my left ovarie n that i was pegnant . I was so excited but nervous cuz dr in er told me i had to be bedrest for entire pregnancy due to the huge size of my ctsts could explode n do harm to baby ambiotic sac n have me a mess scarrage if i was ok….. so for 9 whole month i stayed m seever pain w my left ovaries S. got bigger. There bad dayswas i was hopsitalize i passd out w fever n 104.8 n pale n i was n pain …. so ya when i had my sec. Child the cyst came out but i went.back n got another iud. This time i been.hving problem w left ovarie n pain n strange discharge come.out n Virginia isnt same.. my fiance.says he no longers feel.my iud so now im scared it gone…. duno what todo i have no insurance to get it chk.out..so.afraid cuz i still.want more kids.

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:37 am

  • Roseanna says:

    I had the Korean placed in July 2007 at my 6 week check up after having my daughter. I bled lightly for a couple months after placement then my periods stopped altogether for about 2-3 years. I do recall still feeling like something was poking me in that area and mentioned it to my doctor. He said it was probably just my body changing causing the IUD to readjust. In about 3 and 1/2 year mark, my periods returned heavy and with cramps that would occasionally keep me home from work. I also noticed that after sex, it would feel like it had moved and was going to slip out. It never came out but I was able to push it back to where it didn’t feel like it was poking me….or him. In late January of 2012, I started bleeding again…only this time it went on for 2-3 weeks. I called my doctor and was told that it could be from stress or whatever but was set up for blood test to make sure I was not iron deficient since that had been a issue in my first pregnancy, which required a transfusion after delivery. Also ran a pregnancy test which turned up positive. At that time I went in to see an OBGYN who told me that I could be having miscarriage and that if I left the IUD in place or had it removed could cause a miscarriage either way. After another week went in to check pregnancy hormone levels in my blood and was told the hormone level dropped and that then was confirmed as a miscarriage. At the time I had the Mirena IUD placed I was told that less than 1% of women would get pregnant once it was placed. After it was determined that I miscarried, I had it removed which went ok except for the cramping and continued bleeding that came with that over the next week or so. I was very upset that I had a miscarriage and at times I felt very depressed. And still to this day every February makes me sad and depressed just thinking about how I lost a baby, even though I was probably only 6-8 weeks along at the time I lost it.

    Posted on July 22, 2015 at 1:10 am

  • charita says:

    Hello i been looking for some one who had the same issue with the mirena as i did….i had infections the while entire time i had the mirena and i had i for a little over a year. An ob told me that it wasn’t tge Mirena that was causing the problem but come to find out it was..now im still have issues..my cycles still aren’t normal and im still having infections I’ve never had this happening to me until i decided to get the Mirena…worst decision of my life

    Posted on October 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  • Charon says:

    Before the Mirena I had 2 full term healthy pregnancy. I had the Mirena removed and about4 months later I became pregnant. I had many complications with this pregnancy. My daughter was born at 26 weeks and spent 3 months in the NICU. I became pregnant again, this time with twins I again had the same problems. I lost my twins at 20 weeks. After I went home I later found out the doctors did not do a DNC I became very sick. I had emergency surgery and spent another week in the hospital. I tried to become pregnant again and this time it was successful with a lot of medical help, estrogen shots every week that also came with a lot of side effects this pregnancy made it to 31 weeks.

    Posted on October 14, 2015 at 1:37 am

  • Luna says:

    The fact they can shove through your uterine wall during sex is a pretty big thing to leave out.

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 3:24 am

  • Leona says:

    So scared. …. So far im having mpst symptoms every other female is on here. I just want to be okay.

    Posted on October 20, 2016 at 5:27 am

  • Rebecca says:

    I had to have a Hysterectomy due to having a Mirena for only a couple of years. My doctor couldn’t find it after doing an ultrasound and a viginal exam. Due to my age (30 years old) and was devastated due to I wasn’t able to have anymore children after receiving the news of having to get a partial hysterectomy I had no other option. So, when the doctor came in after surgery and told my husband and I that my Uterus was so large and due to the Mirena The inside of my Uterus was filled with Adenomyosis. Exactly one year later after continuing having a period every month like clock work without a uterus, My doctor went back in and found endometriosis and a cyst the size of grapefruit on my left ovary. The endometriosis had grown down into my cervix and had mimicked my period every month. So, The doctor then had to do another partial hysterectomy. After this, I was still in my childbearing years and I still am. I now have a bladder that has fallen along with my rectum. I will be having a bladder sling and a rectocele with in the next few months. I want to know What this class action lawsuit against The Mirena is all about. I have never imagined that with a simple birth control device would ever come with so many problems including never having anymore children, naturally at least. Can Someone please point me in the right direction and what measures I should take about this. Thank you kindly,

    Posted on September 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm

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