Mirena IUD Migration Problems Result in Lawsuit Against Bayer
A product liability lawsuit has been filed against Bayer by a woman who experienced problems with her Mirena IUD, alleging that the implanted birth control device migrated into her abdominal wall.
The complaint was filed in New Jersey Superior Court on July 26, by a 24 year-old woman who indicates that her Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) had to be surgically removed after it moved away from her uterus to another part of her body.
Not only did this require additional surgery to remove, but it also meant that she inaccurately thought she was protected against pregnancy by the device when she was not.
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Introduced by Bayer in 2000, use of Mirena birth control has grown in recent years, amid heavy promotion of the device as a hassle-free form of birth control. However, a number of users have reported experiencing severe and painful Mirena IUD problems, including perforation or puncturing of the uterus, or migration of the device to other parts of the body if a perforation is not detected. This has caused some women to suffer intestinal perforations, obstructions, absecesses, adhesions as well as a risk of infection.
The Mirena IUD is a birth control device that is implanted in the uterus for up to five years. It is supposed to be easily removable and is promoted as a way to free woman from worrying about birth control. Placement is designed to prevent pregnancy by keeping the sperm from the egg, and the device also releases levonorgestrel, a progestin designed to keep a woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs for fertilization.
After receiving the Mirena IUD in March 2009, the plaintiff in this case indicates that her health care providers were unable to find the device in her uterus when they went to remove it in September 2010. A CT scan located the birth control device in her left abdominal wall, which resulted in the need for an operative laparoscopy in October 2010 to have it removed.
According to allegations raised in the Mirena lawsuit, as well as other similar claims filed against Bayer, the device maker has failed to adequately warn women and the medical community about the risk that the IUD may spontaneously migrate to other parts of the body. Complaints also allege that the manufacturer made unsubstantiated claims about the device’s safety and effectiveness.
cherylJanuary 4, 2013 at 10:46 am
Since mirena..i have severe vertigo ... Stabbing pain in my uterus area and swelling. In my hands and feet so bad and tingling sensation in my feet that cause numbness..After being checked ..the doc cannot see the strings to the mirena but the mirena is still in tacked to my uterus...i am trying to get it removed because I can no longer live w these symptoms.
ashleyJanuary 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm
I recently had the Mirena put in july, 2012. i have had abdominal pains every since and espically after intercourse. I also bleed right after intercourse. this happens almost every time. my boobs also stay sore to the touch all the time. sometimes it seems like they are swolen. i am concerned about it and i don't know what to do. has anyone else had these same problems?? i am also thinking about g[Show More]I recently had the Mirena put in july, 2012. i have had abdominal pains every since and espically after intercourse. I also bleed right after intercourse. this happens almost every time. my boobs also stay sore to the touch all the time. sometimes it seems like they are swolen. i am concerned about it and i don't know what to do. has anyone else had these same problems?? i am also thinking about going to get it removed. i just don't know what exactly to do. im also scared that if it is something worse than just the pain im scared to find out how bad. I am only 23 and i want to have kids later, but i am scared that this has messed me up if i can have kids later on or not.
melissaNovember 6, 2012 at 2:46 am
hi my name is melissa and i have the iud for 3 years since then i have had abdominal pain and headaches .I have absolutely No sex drive at all ! When i do have sex i have very bad pain in the adbominal area. Should i get it removed?
brittanyOctober 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm
i had my mirena in for 2 1/2 yr and after removal i got pregnant and had a miscraige and im sure mirena was the reason why i had no promblems before and im still haveing irregular periods so mirena is not good for people stay away
KristenSeptember 30, 2012 at 2:16 am
I have mirena what\'s going on with it I am lost I had it for 3yearz no. Problems can someone fill me plead worried
ashleySeptember 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm
i have mirena now. i got it in dec 2010 and i have problems. i bleed atleast once a week. i cannot have sex because it hurts. does anyone think i need to have it removed?
elizabethSeptember 20, 2012 at 4:15 am
i got the mirena march of 2008, i was told the side effects would be minimal and there was no reason for concern. due to the fact i had no insurance i waited to get it removed until may 2011 eventhough i was having issues. i had constant pain, i couldnt turn in certain directions or it would feel like i was being stabbed, it felt like the iud would hook into my insides and rip(then i would have so[Show More]i got the mirena march of 2008, i was told the side effects would be minimal and there was no reason for concern. due to the fact i had no insurance i waited to get it removed until may 2011 eventhough i was having issues. i had constant pain, i couldnt turn in certain directions or it would feel like i was being stabbed, it felt like the iud would hook into my insides and rip(then i would have some spotting), i also gained about 50 pounds, i had heart palpultations which seemed to immediately go away after it was removed. that is a horrible form of birth control and so many things can go wrong!
DawnAugust 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm
I had my mirena put in Feb 2008 and removed Sep 2012.....mirena was stuck to uterus wall and hard to remove. Been trying since to conceive and no luck. I have 3 other children and had no prob getting pregnant before this.
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