Mirena IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a birth control solution that is physically placed into the female uterus to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately there have been documented side effects which have been linked to serious injuries in Mississippi and all over the country. People who have used Mirena have reported perforation of the uterus, puncturing of the uterus and tearing of the uterus, movement of the Mirena device to other parts of the body and serious infections as a result of Mirena. These injuries can cause scar tissue and may cause infertility in the women who have used Mirena.
John D. Giddens, P.A. handles Mirena cases for women who have been injured by this device, and have experienced uterus perforation, movement or migration of the Mirena IUD, expulsion of the device, or infection from Mirena each of which could be accompanied by scarring which would affect a woman’s ability to have children in the future.
In December 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) realized that there was an issue with Mirena and issued a warning letter to Bayer stating that Bayer had overstated how well Mirena works and that Bayer had made claims without basis about how well Mirena could prevent pregnancy. These false and misleading statements potentially caused more individuals to take the drug and be affected by these dangerous issues.
Other side effects of Mirena include irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts, back pain, weight increase, breast pain and tenderness, and acne.
If you or a loved one have used Mirena and experienced any of the following: uterus perforation or other uterine tearing, dislodging or migration of the Mirena device, expulsion of the Mirena device, or infections from Mirena contact our offices and we will help you determine what to do.