Mirena IUD Lawsuits


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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.

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.

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