Mirena IUD Birth Control Complications
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 problems with cranial fluid buildup, vision loss, and painful complications where the implanted device perforated the uterus or migrated out of position.
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:
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
- Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)
- Migration or Perforation Injury Resulting in Surgical Removal
- Unintended Pregnancy Resulting in Birth Defects or Injury to Mother
According to allegations raised in Mirena injury 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 IUD Birth Control Complications
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 up to five years to prevent pregnancy.
More than 2 million women throughout the U.S. have used Mirena since it was introduced in December 2000, and popularity continues to rise as a “hassle free” form of birth control that avoids the need to remember to take a daily pill.
Instead of providing accurate and complete information about the potential Mirena risks, the warning label provided by the manufacturer fails to adequately warn women and the medical community about side effects associated with Mirena.
If accurate Mirena warnings had been provided, women and doctors could have made an informed decision about whether to have the IUD (intrauterine device) or IUD (intrauterine system) implanted into their uterus.
It appears that information was withheld about the risk of painful and potentially devastating Mirena side effects, such as:
▸ Psuedotumor Cerebri (PTC) Side Effects of Mirena
Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) are terms used to describe an increase in pressure on the brain that occurs for no obvious reason. This may cause serious damage to the optic nerve, potentially resulting in blindness or other vision problems.
Side effects of levonorgestrel released by Mirena IUD may increase the risk of PTC/IIH. However, because sufficient warnings about the Mirena pseudotumor cerebri risk were not provided to doctors, these problems may not be attributed to the birth control implant, resulting in prolonged pressure and an increased risk of permanent injury.
Symptoms of IIH/PTC from Mirena IUD may include:
- Vision Loss and Blindness
- Double Vision, Spotted or Blurred Vision
- Severe Headaches and Migraines
- Tinnitus, or a Ringing in the Ears
- Swelling of the Optic Disk (papilledema)
Lawsuits are being reviewed by the Mirena PTC/IIH lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. for women who have experiencing this devastating complication within six months after receiving an IUD implant for birth control.
▸ Mirena Perforation or Migration Problems
Although perforation or migration is a known complication of Mirena implants, the manufacturer provided false and misleading information for consumers and the medical community by suggesting that it is an uncommon problem that only occurs during the implant procedure. However, thousands of women have suffered painful migration injuries from Mirena, where the device moved out of position and perforated the uterus.
In many cases, this complication results in the need for a Mirena surgical removal procedure, potentially resulting in side effects like internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs.
If the IUD perforates and travels through the uterine wall, Mirena may migrate to other parts of the body, leading to serious injuries, such as:
- Perforation of the Intestines
- Intestinal Obstruction
New cases for Mirena perforation injuries are no longer being reviewed by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A.
▸ Mirena Pregnancy Birth Defects and Labor Injuries
In rare cases, complications from Mirena may allow a woman to become pregnant while the implant is in place. In addition to the unintended pregnancy and childbirth, this may result in side effects for the unborn child or mother.
Birth defects from a Mirena pregnancy may leave the child with life-long disability or injury, including wrongful death.
As a result of an unplanned pregnancy, women with Mirena implanted have also reported suffering injuries themselves, which may have been avoided if another form of birth control had been used.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing potential for lawsuits involving women who experienced problems after becoming pregnant with Mirena implanted.
Mirena Injury Attorneys Reviewing Cases Nationwide
Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by our attorneys to help women determine whether financial compensation may be available for side effects of Mirena that were not adequately disclosed by the manufacturer.
Each claim does have a statute of limitations, or deadline by which any claim must be filed after suffering an injury from Mirena. Therefore, it is important to review any potential lawsuit as early as possible to make sure your legal rights are protected.
All cases are pursued by the Mirena attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we only receive a fee or expense reimbursement if a settlement or recovery is received.