Mirena IUD Problems Could Be Discovered Earlier With Better Warnings

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 8, 2013


Although the warning label for the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) does include information about the potential risk of perforation, Bayer has failed to provide information that accurately reflects the risk of problems that may develop long after the birth control is inserted. As a result of this failure to warn about the risk of Mirena IUD problems, financial compensation may be available for women who have suffered an injury.

▸ Mirena Failure to Warn Lawsuits

The current warnings about the risk of Mirena IUD perforating the uterus suggest that the problems are only likely occur during insertion of the device. However, Bayer has known that many women have problems that surface months or even years after insertion.

If the IUD perforates the uterine wall, Mirena may migrate or move from the intended position and cause severe internal injury and infections. In addition, in many cases these problems require surgical removal of Mirena IUD from the body, which can result in permanent injuries.

These risks are not adequately provided on the Mirena warning lable, which not only prevents women and physicians from making an informed decision about whether the benefits of the IUD outweigh the potential risks, but has also caused a delay for many women in recognizing and diagnosing the signs and symptoms of problems with Mirena.

As a result of the vague and misleading warnings, many women have not sought immediate medical treatment at the first signs of problems that may suggest the Mirena IUD has mirgrated or moved from the intended position, including:

  • Missing Mirena IUD Guide Strings
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Heavy Bleeding or Vaginal Discharge
  • Abnormally Late Menstrual Period
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Fever or Other Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Painful Sexual Intercourse

Mirena IUD Warnings Lawsuit

The Mirena IUD lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, are investigating potential claims nationwide by women who say they have suffered problems where the device has perforated the uterine wall, migrated from the uterus, caused infection or other complications requiring removal of the IUD.

If you, a friend, or family member has suffered health problems from Mirena, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Lori says:

    I began having extremely painful abdominal pain after 3 months of getting Mirena. I visited my doctor immediately. From July until December I suffered though the pain because my doctor convinced himself that there was something else wrong with me. I went through many blood tests, urine analysis, cat scan, etc. I had to pay each time the doctor saw me, and blew off the problem. I had my blood, kidneys, liver, appendix, uterus all checked over the months. My doctor just said he didn’t know what it was and gave up. The pain was as intense and sometimes worse than that of child birth and contractions. Many times it started while I was at work. As a teacher it is impossible for me to leave work so I had to suffer through the pain. One day after work I couldn’t handle the pain so I went to my doctor and insisted that he finds out what the problem is. I told him that I believed it was the mirena, and told him I’d like it out. He seemed to be irritated with me, but it is my body, not his. I had seen many commercials about the problems it caused and read many articles about its dangers. I had to use my sick days at work when I was going through all day tests. After the mirena was removed, I have never had any more pains or medical issues, and the pain I was experiencing that day immediately disappeared the moment the mirena was removed. I switched to a different type of birth control that is just as good. If I didn’t push to get it taken out thanks to the information in articles and commercials that I saw, I would still be suffering.

    Posted on February 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Tasha says:

    I had the mirena and had to have it removed due to extreme hair loss and blood clot.

    Posted on February 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  • Megan says:

    For the first two yrs of having the mirena I only got my period maybe once every six month or when I was having regular sexual intercourse. Now I am currently sexually inactive and am getting my period for 7 days every two weeks. This has been going on for two months now so I’m having my period for 14 out of thirty days a month…

    Posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:06 am

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