How Do I Participate in the Class Action for Mirena IUD Birth Control Problems?


A growing number of women throughout the United States have filed a lawsuit after experiencing complications with Mirena IUD, where the implanted birth control device migrated from the intended position and caused severe internal injuries. However, each claim is being handled as an individual claim, not a Mirena class action lawsuit.

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Although the federal court system has consolidated and centralized all lawsuits for pretrial proceedings, to reduce duplicative discovery and eliminate conflicting rulings from different judges, this process is known as a “Multi-District Litigation” or MDL, and is different from a class action for Mirena, where all claims would be litigated through one class representative

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review and evaluate potential claims for women throughout the United States.

To join the litigation and determine whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation through a Mirena suit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

After submitting our confidential form on-line, you will be contacted to discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim. If it is determined whether we believe we can causally connect an injury suffered by yourself or a family member to the Mirena IUD, it is your decision whether to hire one of our Mirena lawyers.

Mirena IUD Class Action vs. MDL

In April 2013, the Mirena litigation was centralized in the Southern District of New York as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation. Many people confuse this with a Mirena class action, but there are important differences.

An MDL has many of the advantages commonly associated with a class action, allowing a large number of individuals to pursue a claim against a common defendant through a process that increases efficiency and lowers the costs of litigation. However, unlike a class action, each claim is evaluated based on the individual injuries suffered by the plaintiff, not through one class representative.

Each case remains an individual lawsuit, and any Mirena settlement agreement reached will be based on the circumstances for that woman, accounting for the pain and suffering caused by the IUD. In addition, when any offers are received, each client retains the right to decide whether to settle their case or proceed to trial.

Since each plaintiff must establish that their use of Mirena birth control caused the alleged injury and that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about the risk of side effects, it is very important to have a qualified Mirena class action attorney representing your interests.

As part of the coordinated proceedings in the federal MDL, a small group of cases will be prepared for early trial dates throughout the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, with the first trials expected to begin in late 2015. While the outcomes of these cases will not be binding in the other lawsuits, they may help gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and testimony that may be repeated throughout a number of cases.


The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims on behalf of women who have experienced the following complications from the Mirena IUD:

  • Puncture of the Uterus or Other Organs
  • Expulsion From the Body
  • Infection
  • Surgery to Remove the Mirena

All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis by our Mirena attorney, which means that there are never any out of pocket fees or expenses, and we get paid nothing unless we win your case. To review a potential claim for yourself or a family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Austin Kirk
Last Updated April 13th, 2014


  1. Kristie April 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I had the mirena for almost a year. It was very painful when it was placed and I had pains in my legs while I had the iud. I also sufferd pain during intimacy. I went to my doctor and explained my concerns about the iud and had it removed. Once it was removed I had severe bleeding for almost 6 weeks and my doctor ordered a ultrasound. I found out I now have ovarian cysts. I had to go back for repeat ultrasounds every six weeks, and I continued to have another cyst each time. Since having it removed I suffer from severe cramping, which I believe to be from recurring ovarian cysts.

  2. Deyanira November 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I got inplanted the iud mirena in 2009 right after i had my baby.. After few months of having the iud i started having pain abdominal and pelvic pain… It got soo intense that i could not take the pain i had it removed few months later.. During having the iud intimate intercourse was very painful it would hurt each time i had intercourse. Then i decided to get it removed i had a great relief.. But i started to have complications lots of pelvic pain for almost 8 mths until i couldnt anymore and headed to the ER.. They found a mass in mu ovaries cyst in my ovaries.. I had to have surgery but i didnt know why i got it after.. Since the iud implantation and had it removed i have had uterine pain.. As well as in intercourse.

  3. Atira January 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I have been using it for years now The first time I had to change it the doctor could not get it out. I had to have in office local anesthesia to get it removed. I had new one put in but now Im having spider veins appear on my legs. I made an appointment to have it removed but I am scared it might be stuck again.The pain to remove it before was excruciating.

  4. Lara May 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I am one of the 1st women they implanted (in the WTC, Knysna Private Hospital) in RSA. I was &^#^ed over by the people/power behind the Marina. I have to add that I had an hysterectomy as result of a MARINA-domino-effect.

    ALSO, more importantly – I have a series of problems as result of the MARINA if wish to discuss with a doctor who does not feel the need to protect the MARINA “brand”

  5. Karen July 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    My mirena caused me pain every couple weeks. That’s because it had become partly imbedded in my uterus. It took 3 separate visits to get it removed (the strings were also gone) and my doctor had to dig it out with a metal hook. One of the most painful things I’ve ever felt and the room looked like a crime scene when they were done. DO NOT GET THE MIRENA!

  6. Noelle August 29, 2014 at 1:38 am - Reply

    I have 2 sisters that was on the Mirena Iud and this year they both lost their babies both were 2 months old when they died. My nephew died from SIDS and my niece was born with an enlarged heart and after two months at home she died from a blood clot that went from her leg to her heart. I really think this is from the Mirena.

  7. sadie August 22, 2015 at 12:47 am - Reply

    I’ve had the mirena iud for about 18 months now. Never did my doctor really give me vital information on this iud I was just told it worked.I regret not taking the initiative in finding out more since I’ve gotten the mirena I’ve had horrible abdominal pain leg cramps and irregular bleeding.I can no longer find my strings but do not have the money or insurance to get it checked the pain gets so bad I’ve literally been doubled over crying in public unable to move. I’m not sure how much longer I can take this. I sincerely hope it’s nothing serious that I’ve read about but I most definetley am going to have it removed soon. I just can’t take the pain any longer. What’s crazy is I just found out about the lawsuits against mirena .

  8. Margaretanna September 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    I had the mirena placed around June- I was told my periods would become shorter and lighter if not stop. For my six week check up I was told I needed to have an ultrasound done because my strings could not be found. The tech found several large ovarian cysts and my strings were gone but my iud remained in place. I was told I will need it surgically removed. My periods are longer and more painful. I get pains in my lower back and legs. I am left lifeless during menstruation with a heating pad and over the counter pain meds. Now after reading these I fear more problems in the future and contemplate removal.

  9. Veronica October 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I have had the Mirena in for 3 years now. I have had series of test done. Ultrasounds.. My OB GYN could not find my IUD well it is their but I have had a few infections already. I run 102 fevers. Severe back pain,pelvic pain,bleeding and Nausea. I’m going to call my doctor again and have her remove it. This isn’t the first time I have felt like this.

  10. Aida November 3, 2015 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I had my iud placed in August of 2014 January 2015 i find out i’m 14 weeks pregnant (with Twins ). I wanted to kill myself. It has turned my life up side down .. i was not ready for more kids. I still can’t believe all the hell i went through. I wish i could do something about it. But nope nothing can be done.

  11. Brittany December 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Hello I am 23, Ive been on mirena since Feb of this year. On Sunday i found out was pregnant on Monday I made and appt to get it taken out and they told me to come in as soon as I got off work. I did so. They did an ultrasound and said my mirena is not in my uterus but its in my cervix. Baby is in my uterus and I’m 6 weeks tomorrow. They told me they cannot remove the IUD BC of chance to miscarry. They also tried to do a exam and they couldn’t find any strings or anything. Im really worried. We were in shock to find out I was pregnant but now were really worried about what could happen to me or baby. Any advice?!?!?!?! We need more info. The drs didn’t tell me much and I need some insight to know whether our baby will be OK. I’ve went through one miscarriage I really don’t wanna lose another baby.

  12. Saina February 19, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I was going on a LONG backpacking trip in the wilderness and wanted my painful periods to stop. Someone recommended the Mirena. I almost blacked out during insertion (had to try twice to get it in due to cervix being so tight), had hysterical outbursts where I’d start sobbing for no reason, insane cramping (to the point I missed a lot of work) and, for the first time in my life, started having serious anxiety issues that would sometimes escalate to full blown panic attacks that were so bad that I even called the ambulance because I thought I was having a stroke. I gained almost 50 lbs even though I was hiking 15-20 miles a day. Lost my libido. They said after 3 months, hormones should even out. They didn’t. Got it removed and now I’m struggling with vertigo around my period (which I NEVER had before) and such bad acne that I don’t want to see anyone. Weight refuses to come off and I’m the fattest I’ve been, despite healthy diet and exercise. Doctors kept saying that the Mirena doesn’t do what I say it does yet I keep seeing similar stories such as these online.

  13. Chasity June 10, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I had my mirena iud placed in July of 2007 and had to have it surgically removed Aug 2010 because it passed thru my uterine wall and embedded in my stomach. Since I’ve had problems with weight loss, headaches, and mood disorders. It wasn’t worth the pain of putting it in or getting it removed.

  14. Pam September 28, 2016 at 4:39 am - Reply

    I’ve had Mirena for 5 years. Having it put in was very painful. I’ve had some excruciating pain. Feels like something inside me trying to come out. Very painful. Sexual intercourse painful. Husband says he can feel it when having sex. It hurts him. I also experienced bleeding and a few blood clots.

  15. Jennifer December 9, 2016 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I had 2 consecutive mirenas totaling 11 years (one started in for 6 years) from age 19 to 31. At age 31 (this year) while still having my last mirena in, i started having extreme pain in my right side, which emergency room visit showed to be bleeding cyst. The cyst was bigger than ovary causing it to twist my ovary. I had to have surgery removing one ovary and my appendix. I also get migraine type headaches but don’t have health insurance to get further testing done to see what causes them.

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