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It is estimated that more than 2 million women rely on the Mirena intrauterine device for their birth control needs. Since its introduction to the public in the early 2000s the device has helped millions of women in need of birth control. Furthermore, Mirena is the only intrauterine device approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Mirena is a hormone-releasing system that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The intrauterine device (IUD) releases small amounts of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel.
Although primarily used to prevent pregnancy, the device can also be used for:
- Decreasing menstrual bleeding
- Decreasing menstrual pain
- Decreasing pain related to endometriosis
- Lowering the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease
- Lowering the risk of endometrial cancer and possibly cervical cancer
As the use of Mirena IUDs increased, the side-effects and dangers of the device became more evident. Since 2000 there have been more than 70,000 complaints made to the FDA about side-effects resulting in serious injury and some requiring surgery.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the use of the Mirena IUD, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more and should consult with a medical devices claims attorney.
MIRENA IUD SIDE-EFFECTS
As with all medications, there are some side-effects of using the Mirena device, many of which are explained on the company website. However, many of the complaints made to the FDA were due to serious personal injuries suffered by Mirena users. The FDA did not make changes to the Mirena safety label until July 2008.
Some common Mirena side-effects include:
- Breast Tenderness
- Mood Changes
- Ovarian Cysts
- Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
Further complications that have been noted include:
- Intrauterine Pregnancy
- Embedded Device
- Expulsion of Device
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Excessive Vaginal Bleeding
Complaint reports by the FDA indicate that more than 1,300 women suffered uterine perforations and more than 4,700 reported device dislocation such as embedding or device migration.
MIRENA IUD COMPLICATION CONSEQUENCES
When a woman suffers from device migration they will have to undergo surgery to remove the device from its current location. Some have reported the device travelling into the stomach and ribs. When the device perforates through the uterine wall it can migrate into the abdomen and in some cases become imbedded there.
There have also been reports of some women having to undergo appendectomies, hysterectomies, and the removal of stomach tissue to get to the embedded device.
Many women will have to undergo dangerous surgeries, become infertile, and suffer lifelong complications due to the use of the Mirena IUD.
CONTACT OUR CINCINNATI MIRENA IUD LAWYERS TODAY
If you or a loved one has suffered medical complications caused by the Mirena IUD, our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys can help you. At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, we sympathize with how devastating suffering injuries and medical complications can be, particularly when you trust manufacturers to provide adequate information about a product.
We are dedicated to fight for the rights of the injured and know that your legal issues are a serious matter. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined legal experience and we treat every case with professionalism and courtesy that it deserves.
To find out how we may be able to help you with your Mirena IUD claim, contact us at (877) 288-3241. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your specific claim.