More than 2 million women in the U.S. use Mirena, which is a contraceptive intrauterine (IUD) device. The IUD, which came on the market in 2000, is placed into the uterus where it releases certain hormones to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. Unfortunately, serious complications have developed from use of Mirena including:
- Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
- Migration into the abdomen or other organs
- Embedment into the uterine wall
- Pregnancy in the fallopian tube (ectopic): 1 in 1,000 users
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts: 12% of users
If anyone you know has suffered an injury or adverse reaction from the use of Mirena, they may be entitled to compensation and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss their claim with them. Contact Tom Atmore or Ed Gale for a consultation.