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A number of women have reported suffering serious and debilitating injuries from side effects of Mirena IUD, where the implanted birth control perforates the uterus, migrates to other areas of the body and causes infections or other problems.

MIRENA IUD LAWSUIT STATUS: Financial compensation may be available through a Mirena IUD lawsuit as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with the device.


Lawyers are reviewing potential Mirena cases for women throughout the United States who have suffered:


OVERVIEW: Mirena, which is sometimes referred to as an IUD (Intrauterine Device) or IUS (Intrauterine System) is a long-acting form of birth control that is placed into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The IUD disrupts the connection between the egg and sperm, and Merina also releases levonorgestrel, a progestin that helps keep the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs.

Mirena was approved by the FDA in 2000, and use has grown in recent years amid heavy promotion as a hassle-free form of birth control that lasts for 5 years or longer. The manufacturer has been attempting to promote Mirena IUD to appeal to younger and younger women and girls, despite serious risks that they may not be adequately disclosing or warning about.

MIRENA LITIGATION STATUS UPDATE: Although the Mirena warning labels do indicate that there is a risk of perforation, the information provided to consumers and the medical community suggests that such problems only occur during insertion of the IUD, which is misleading and inaccurate. A large number of women have experienced “spontaneous” Mirena IUD complications that may occur years after the device was inserted.

Lawsuits over Mirena migration problems have been centralized at the state level in New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County as part of an MCL, or Multicounty Litigation. At the federal level, all Mirena IUD injury lawsuits have been centralized and consolidated for pretrial proceedings before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York. The two courts hope to coordinate their efforts to further streamline the litigation at both the state and federal level.

MIRENA IUD PROBLEMS: A number of potentially serious problems and complications have been associated with Mirena IUD side effects, some of which the manufacturer may not have adequately researched or warned about, including:

  • Uterus Perforation: Mirena may puncture the uterus or embed in the uterine wall. Mirena IUD perforation can cause internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs and may result in the need for surgery.
  • Migration: Delayed detection of a perforation may allow the Mirena IUD to migrate through the intraabdominal cavity, potentially resulting in intestinal peforations, intestinal obstruction, absecesses or adhesions.
  • Expulsion: Partial or complete expulsion of Mirena IUD may occur. It may be more common among younger women using Mirena IUD, women who have not had children or women who have the device inserted immediately after childbirth or abortion.
  • Infection: As a result of infection from Mirena IUD, women could suffer serious scarring that may deminish fertility or their ability to conceive, and in severe cases infection may be life-threatening and result in death from Mirena.
  • Pseudotumor cerebri/idiopathic intracranial hypertension: An increase in cerebrospinal fluid which causes pressure on the skull, resulting in migraines, vision loss and other problems.

An analysis released in May 2013 by a private company found that the FDA had received more than 47,000 reports of Mirena IUD injuries and complications between November 1997 and late August 2012. Most of the problems involved the Mirena being expelled from women’s bodies, migrating to different locations, or causing vaginal hemorrhaging.

BAYER ADVERTISING WARNING: In December 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer over its promotions of Mirena. The FDA accused the drug manufacturer of overstating the efficacy of Mirena, presenting unsubstantiated claims, minimizing the risks of Mirena and using false and misleading presentations.

The FDA accused Bayer of organizing live in-home Mirena promotional events that claimed that the use of the IUD would improve couples’ relationships and sex lives. They also blasted the company for telling women that using Mirena would help them “look and feel great.” The FDA said that there was no evidence the device did any such thing.

The FDA also pointed out that at least 5% of Mirena IUD recipients reported decreased libido in clinical trials, which would certainly not help a couple’s intimacy or sex life. They also noted that women using Mirena had reported side effects including irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts, back pain, weight increase, breast pain and tenderness, and acne. None of those things will help someone look or feel “great,” FDA officials said.

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  1. Denisha Reply

    After I had my son about a year ago 2013 , I had quickly made an appointment to the midwife to have a Mirena (IUD) put in. And after a year and a half I notice I was feeling some sort of cramps almost similar to contractions. So I went to the hospital and the doctors told that I had an affection , so I told them to take it out. After I still haven’t got my period. I’m starting to wonder if something is seriously wrong because I can’t get pregnant and I’ve tried many times and have token many test and each one always came back negative.
    After looking up answers I noticed some women were getting the same problems as me and they soon filed for a lawsuit.
    I’m at that point where I think the IUD messed up my uterus and maybe the infection that the mirena cause could be the to why I can’t get pregnant , I’am at lost for words and need help right away!!! Because I am ready to conceive again but I don’t know if I can try any more.

  2. Amanda Reply

    I had the Mirena inserted in October 2010. At my last OBGYN visit the doctor could not see my strings, but did an ultrasound and claims IUD is still in my uterus. My recent blood work at my PCP revealed that I probably have an autoimmune disease because my ANA came back positive. She referred me to a rhumatologist for further testing.Many other women(according to internet research) also seem to have auto immune issues since having the Mirena. I have had many odd symptoms, and I am now convinced that the Mirena is the cause.My symptoms include, ovarian cysts, acne, back and pelvic pain, tingling/numbing in various parts of my body, hair loss, lack of sex drive, constant fatigue, lack of patience, constant feeling of being overwhelmed, and extreme moodiness Prior to having the Mirena placed I never had any of these problems or side effects. I was healthy. I am currently 31 years old and am making an appointment to have this IUD removed!

  3. Tiffany Reply

    I just got the Mirena put in on Wednesday August 27th. Since I got it put in, not even a week ago, I’ve been exhausted all the time, dizzy, nauseous, have had pain in my lower back, pain in my upper abdomen and sometimes in my sides. I’ve never felt like this before so I called the OB office and told them what was going on and they said “since you’re not having and lower pelvic pain, it’s not the Mirena”. I need to know if I should just get to removed now, before things get worse for me.

  4. Ashley Reply

    I’m February 2014 my Mirena had fell out after being in for almost a year (April 2014) I called my doctor immediately after noticing it took two weeks to get an appointment. I went in and the doctor did an ultrasound and said that my Mirena was still there. Since I did not physically still have my Mirena with me there was nothing to prove it was not there. Now I am currently pregnant because of all of this.

  5. Aubrey Reply

    6 dr visits later, 3 ultra sounds, 1 MRI and multiple failed retrieval attempts, I am told it must of feel out. So now they need to xray my tummy to double check. What did they see in the ultra sounds then? and before when I came in on my very first appt more than 2 months ago for the replacement?

  6. AnnG Reply

    The above sounds very similar to my issues since having the Mirena installed 12/2011 and removed 8/2012. I’ve been sick for four years now and still struggling. I lost 30 lbs in less than three months back in 2012 and continued to lose weight unexplained. I’m down 68 lbs, granted I was overweight to begin with and am thankful for that now. I had adrenaline rush/hot flush surges , nausea, and fatigue. I saw the Gastroenterologist and all tests came back negative. I had tests done (cortisol), which caused me to be recommended to an Endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism back in August 2013 and have had 3 CTs and a MRI of the pituitary gland to see if there were any issues with it. They found what they’re calling an anomaly, but nothing that requires further follow up. I was put on anti-nausea meds because of the nausea I get. My primary referred me to a holistic doctor to get another view on things. He ran a saliva test that revealed adrenal fatigue/exhaustion and premature ovarian failure. I’m showing the majority of the signs for Addison’s Disease. I was healthy before the Mirena was installed and haven’t been right since. It was a traumatic and stressful experience for me (I had adrenaline rushes w/hot flushes during the install & bled for 8 months; constant stress on the body/mind can cause the onset of adrenal issues). I struggle every day and have good and bad days. I now deal with ovarian cysts, back and pelvic pain, exhaustion, hair loss, lack of sex drive, can’t handle stressful situations, mood swings, and more.

  7. autumn Reply

    Hi, im autumn and i got my iud
    Bck in 2009 well at first i didnt really have any problems until abt 2 and a half years later.. Well i started having wierd,annoying,pains in my top abdominal well i went to the er numerous times to make sure it didnt move well every time i went they would do a pap smear and test to make sure i didnt have any diseases and always came bck negative wich i already new that but i also experienced very painful sex,loss of sex drive,fatigue,nausea,tender breast,,back pain,pelvic pain etc.. Well i had it removed abt a year later hoping that maybeall the trouble would stop well it didnt i still had the symptoms still but it is getting worse i have went to doctors plenty of times and they still can not understand why im having so much trouble so then they sent me to a nother doc to check if i had ovarian cycst supposedly i dont well then they put me on birth control for months said it would help with the discomfort when i have sex and increase my chances to have another child well it didnt help nor did i conceive and me and my husband have tried for years now with my first child i conceived him a month after i stop my bc some im pretty fertile… I just want answers for all the pain and stress it has caused me and i want a few more kids and i dont think i can have anymore.

  8. caroline Reply

    I have had the mirena out since 12-9-13 and its Bern a year now still no baby. I really hope one day I will be able to be a mother again.

  9. Brandi Reply

    I have had mirena for 5 years. First couPle of years were ok (especially due to not having periods) after that
    reoccurring ovarian cysts
    joint pain
    absolutely no sex drive
    SEVERE nausea
    abdomInal pain
    pain during intercourse
    Unable to lose weight. ( exercise all the time, always have)
    Breast cysts
    this birth control is very effective not only because of the hormones , but from how wonderful it makes you feel, and because you never want to have sex. I have never suffers symptoms like this before mirena.
    I’ve been to the doc and e.r. countless times and I’ve given them the mirena theory and they treat my like I’m crazy
    I’m sorry but I know my body, and I know what my life was like before mirena.
    The worst decision of my life. I’m glad everyone is sharing their stories to get the word out.
    nobody should lied to and nobody should have to live like this !!

  10. Sara Reply

    I have been on the mirena for over 8 years. I actually had a second one put in. I’ve been battling weight, depression, and adrenal fatigue along with other concerning issues. I just discovered it’s because of mirena. Shame on this product. There should be a shorter time limit on it. I’m so worried about how long it will take my body to recoup.

  11. Jordan Reply

    Hello, I’m 17 and I’ve been on the IUD since October of last year, when I first got it the pain was unbearable, I missed days of school, I cried, I didn’t eat, I was in so much pain the only thing I could do was lay with a heating bad. I have been constantly bleeding and cramping, I’m exhausted, my hips hurt, my back hurts. I’m 17, I shouldn’t hurt like this. I talked to my doctor she said my uterus was still swollen and me being only 17 I believed her, she put me on some kind of pill that stopped the period for two weeks in December, then it came back, I called her and told her maybe I should take it out and she said no I just needed to regulate my bleeding. She put me on birth control pills on top of my IUD, my grandmother is concerned that this is going to hurt me and ruin my chances of having children, I don’t know what to do anymore.

  12. Daniella Reply

    My name is Daniella Sandoval, i got the i.u.d Mirena on June 26, 2010 . i had gotten the five year plan , i had a lot of complications since , an hope i can still conceive after i get the surgery to get removed . I am scared do to the views an claims i have seen an hope since my five years is up my body is not as messed up as i think it is . please i hope someone can help.

  13. LaDonna Reply

    What about premature menopause brought on by this device? After having the device removed, I always suspected it sent me into premature menopause. I was barely in my 40s when it was removed, having had it placed after the birth of my daughter at 39. I’ve just researched this issue on the web, and you’d be amazed at the data and inquiries surrounding just this particular issue. I felt absolutely horrible when I had the device — always wondering if I was pregnant due to tender breasts, bloating, fatigue, nausea — and still to this day have not returned to my pre-Mirena health. Only had the device for 4-1/2 years because I couldn’t take it anymore, but period NEVER returned, not even spotting. I think this issue should be considered in the lawsuit claims because premature menopause is not just the absence of periods; there are more significant health issues involved — higher risk for stroke, cerebral aneurysm, heart disease, osteoporosis, loss of teeth. Yep, this explains it.

  14. Stephanie Reply

    I had the mirena IUD put in around 2004 and from the moment I got it I started having excruciating cramps, irregular heavy periods to just spotting, mood swings, fatigue, lack of patience and irritability and lost the urge to have sex and when I did it was very painful. I consulted doctor and was told the symptoms are “normal”. I had it removed a year early because I could not tolerate the pain I was experiencing any longer. When I had the device removed it was very painful but came out with extra effort the first time with out surgery, luckily. I had a history of PID but doctors didn’t seem too concerned with that issue when the IUD Was put in. Now, some 7 years later I am having very heavy periods with hemmoraging and clots every two weeks for 3 months then it subsided to 3-4 weeks in between cycles and my last one was actually 5 days late after waiting 31 days for period. (2 weeks ago). I am also experiencing a small protrusion or soft tissue mass on my left lower abdomen in pelvic area and fluttering or twitching maybe pulsating in that area constantly for last 2 weeks. I am concerned it could be cancer, cysts or fibroids or maybe bad scarring from IUD placement of 4 years. These could also be related to perimemopausal as well for I am 45. I am worried that the IUD could have caused ovarian cancer. I plan to see a doctor soon. Has anyone else experienced this and could I have a possible
    Lawsuit against mirena, I feel I was deceived and cheated out of 4 years of a “normal” healthy life because of their deception and now some years later am starting to experience the long term Effects of this device. Bad bad business ethics!

  15. Jennifer Reply

    I had my Mirena inserted in January of 2005. I had a regular period 3 months following then only spotting at random times, then nothing. I had it 5 years longer than recommended because I had no insurance and removed was $300. I have been experiencing multiple symptoms of menopause and everyone told me I was too young it must be something else. Well Monday of this week I finally had it removed. I addressed my concerns for menopause with my doctor. She order a test to measure FSH levels. I received my results today. I’m post menopausal at 33!!

  16. Stacey Reply

    I had Mirena for 5 years and had no periods during that time. I had it removed a year ago, and my period never returned. I have now been told that I am menopausal! I am only 44! This device is the devil!

  17. Kennedy Reply

    Has anyone every had a stroke form the IUD? I was just released form the hospital Friday because I had a stroke that ultimately caused me to have a seizure. I am only 24, very healthy; no risk factors for stroke or seizures. They took some blood and had it sent off to make sure I don’t have some type of blood disorder. I was also told I needed to get my IUD removed ASAP; does anyone have any advice…

  18. Christina Reply

    I had the mirena put in 4-5 months ago. Since I have had spotting most of the month, never sure when I’m having a period or getting a period because I’m much of the month bleeding. I have tingling, numbness and pain in several parts of my body including my hands, feet, knees, nose. My balance is off when I walk because my feet are numb. I can barely drive can’t grasp the steering wheel because my hands hurt so bad or are numb. I’m a hairstylist/ Esthetician I use my hands for everything but I drop my tools because everytime I use my hands they fall asleep. I cannot pick up my children because I am too weak. I’ve had blood work for every test I can have them run only a vitamin D defiency has shown up which I’ve never had before. I have had X-rays in my neck and back. Have an upcoming internal medicine appt. Was referred to physical therapy by my dr. Asked if it could be the mirena one dr. Told me I have no idea if it’s mirena related he ddnt knw much about the device. I complained to another about my spotting and bleeding all the time she said that was normal with mirena it could take 6 mos to regulate. I just want my body to function right am afraid I’ll be in a wheel chair soon. I have an appt. In a week to have the mirena removed.

  19. alicia Reply

    I will never get this this again or recommend it. I had it in for only 5 month after having my 3rd child. I went to the er with stomach pain and because I had the iud they didn’t do a pregnancy test and just said I must have a viral infection and left it at that. I ended up calling my doctor about a month later with the same pains my doctor did a mess of test and called about a hour later to tell me i was pregnant and made a appointment to get the iud removed. Then 2 days later with the pain getting worse i called my doctor again to see if we could do it sooner thedoctor on call told me to go to the er right away so after work I went. They did both ultrasounds in which I heard the heart beat. Then the er doctor came in told me I was 2 months 2 months now remember I only had the iud for 5 months anyway and they said I had to have emergency surgery cause the baby was in my tube and it could rupture at any moment. So in the end I had surgery where they had to remove my whole tube abort the baby and oh yea I’m allergic to the meds to knock you out so I stopped breathing during surgery. Never again.

  20. Julia Reply

    I am 35 yo, up at 2am with night sweats as I type this after Mirena removal 8 months ago. Had two of these devices in from 2008-2012 and 2012-early 2015. I had it removed because of reading about health risks associated with long term use and break through bleeding with the second one. I’m convinced the second one caused a cervical erosion or ectropion which has lead to over a year of post-coital and breakthrough bleeding. I’m feeling so worried that my hormones are permanently out of whack because of this device. I too experienced feeling severe unexplained depression, loss of libido, and anxiety when I had the device. That is all much better now, but hopefully not because I’m perimenopausal. Doctor has suggested hysterectomy and synthetic hormone therapy, or birth control pills none of which I am very thrilled about. I’ve paid $1,000 so far to diagnose what they thought was cervical cancer but are actually permanent cervical changes brought on by Mirena. If I have to do a hysterectomy, who knows how much that will cost. If you are reading this, do NOT get this device. There are thousands of women regretting buying in to the Mirena craze. Remember– If it seems to good to be true, it usually is.

  21. Tiffanie Reply

    I had Mirena placed in July 2014. By August I had gained 10 pounds (which continued every month for about 5 months) and started feeling seriously depressed had NO energy. By February of 2015 I finally decided to get blood work done and it was discovered that my thyroid was seriously malfunctioning to the point that I could have slipped into a coma. TSH should be 0.3-3.0 but mine was 175. They immediately put me on medication. At which point my Endocrine specialist put me on too high a dose. I ended up with a TSH of 0.007 and a heart condition called hashitoxicosis. After all I have read online I’m beginning to think the start of all these health issues was Mirena.

  22. Nicole Reply

    I had the mirena loud for about 2 years. I barely had any periods and my abdominal was so swollen , I was wearing sweats and stretchy short due to it. I suffered for infection after infection. So I finally had it removed Oct 2013… after it was removed , I had a very heavy period for about 8 days, then I was back to wearing my size 14 jeans. I went from an 18 to14 in 8 days. Crazy right? On Valentine’s day 2014 ,4 months later I found out I was pregnant. She was born Oct 2014. Out of three kids , she was the only one born with ear tags. My ex sister in laws daughter was conceived about three months after her iud was removed , and she was born with the same ear tags. Coincidence? I don’t think so…

  23. ellen Reply

    I am having a very similar experience – enlarged pituitary gland, weight gain, exhaustion al lthe time, Want this thing OUT!!!

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