Mirena IUDs have been linked with the following health issues:
- Uterine Perforation
The Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control device that is implanted into the uterus. The product can work for up to 5 years and suppresses ovulation through hormone release.
If you or a loved one has suffered a uterine perforation or pseudotumors as a result of using a Mirena IUD, please contact one of our experienced product liability attorneys today. We review cases in Ohio and nationwide.
Bayer, the drug’s manufacturer, reports the risk of a uterine perforation is between 1/1,000 and 1/10,000 insertions; however, such risk is higher in postpartum women, women who are lactating and women with fixed retroverted uteruses.
Surgical procedures, such as a hysterectomy, may be necessary to remove the IUD after a perforation injury.
There is also a study by Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, which reports that Mirena IUD users face an increased risk of pseudotumors. Pseudotumors can lead to a number of problems, including severe headaches, vision and hearing issues, pain and nausea. Surgery is required to treat pseudotumors in some cases.
If you have been injured by a Mirena IUD device, please contact one of our experienced Ohio product liability lawyers today. We are reviewing cases nationwide.