Lawsuits filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals over its controversial IUD (intrauterine device), Mirena, have commonly alleged perforation and inflammation of the uterus. However, the latest lawsuit alleges that a woman’s Mirena device migrated completely outside of her uterus – resulting in the need for surgical removal and causing permanent injuries.
Mirena Surgical Removal Caused Permanent Damage
The latest Mirena IUD injury lawsuit was filed in January 2013 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County, by an Arizona woman. She claims that the Mirena IUD she had implanted in 2008 not only perforated her uterus, but migrated completely outside of it.
After an ultrasound showed that the device was no longer inside her uterus, she had to undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove it. Like so many other women who have suffered Mirena IUD injuries, she alleges that the surgery left her with permanent physical injuries – all because the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings.
Mirena IUD Side Effects
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s Mirena is a small device that is inserted into the uterus and releases levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestin to avoid pregnancy. The defective medical device has been associated with numerous side effects that can result in internal scarring, infection, damage to organs and possibly infertility. Some of the most common Mirena side effects include ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), streptococcal sepsis and vaginitis.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, Can Help
If you’ve been injured by Mirena, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation. Our experienced product liability lawyers have resolved thousands of claims against manufacturers and sellers of defective medical devices like Bayer’s Mirena. Let us help you recover the compensation for which you may be entitled. Consultations are free and strictly confidential.