What are the Risks of Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation?
Although Bayer Healthcare has suggested that the risk of the Mirena IUD perforating the uterus is mainly an issue during insertion, many women have had these injuries develop long after the implanted birth control was put in place.
As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the risk of uterine perforation with Mirena IUD, thousands of women have filed lawsuits alleging that they suffered severe injury and complications that may have been avoided with earlier detection.
Lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer accepting new cases for Mirena IUD perforation injuries. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.
Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation Risk
The Mirena Intra-Uterine Device (IUD), which is also commonly referred to as Mirena IUS (Intra-Uterine System), is a T-shaped form of birth control that is implanted into the uterus during a doctor’s office visit to prevent pregnancy.
The polyethylene frame contains a steroid reservoir that releases levonorgestrel as a contraceptive and the IUD is designed to remain in place for up to five years.
During insertion of Mirena IUD, the risk of perforation is largely determined by the skill of the physician, with most estimates suggesting that the IUD perforates the uterus in about 1 out of every 1,000 insertions. However, a number of women have experienced problems where the Mirena IUD perforated the uterus months or even years after it was put in place.
Uterine perforation is probably the most serious complication associated with Mirena IUD, which can result in severe pain, debilitating injury and long-term health problems.
If Mirena IUD perforates the uterus it may move out of place and cause damage to internal organs. In many cases it is necessary for the woman to undergo surgery to remove the IUD.
Perforations may be partial or complete. A partial Mirena IUD perforation occurs when only a portion of the device is stuck in the uterine wall. While this can carry substantial risk of infection and other complications with removal, the most serious injuries occur with complete perforation of the Mirena IUD, where the device completely passes into the peritoneal cavity.
A good portion of IUD uterine perforations affect pelvic and abdominal organs in the surrounding area, with intestinal damage one of the most common injuries. The Mirena IUD may also perforate or obstruct the large and small bowel.
Find Out If Compensation for a Mirena IUD Injury
Prompt diagnosis of Mirena IUD perforation is important to reduce the risk of severe complications and long-term injury that may result. According to allegations raised in many Mirena injury lawsuits filed in courts throughout the country, Bayer Healthcare’s failure to adequately warn about the risk of perforations that may develop months or even years later not only prevented women from making an informed decision about whether to have the IUD implanted but delayed the diagnosis of the Mirena problems.
Early symptoms of Mirena IUD perforation may include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Heavy Bleeding
- Nausea, Vomiting, Fever
- Missing Mirena IUD Strings
If the Mirena IUD has perforated the uterus or migrated out of place, financial compensation was pursued by women nationwide through a product liability lawsuits. However, the Mirena IUD injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer accepting new cases. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.