The Mirena IUD (short for intrauterine device) is a popular form of birth control that is also associated with a growing number of agonizing complications that often require surgical treatment. The Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long have extensive experience helping those harmed by defective medical devices. If you or a loved one suffered complications while using the Mirena IUD, please call our lawyers at 251-432-2277 for your free case consultation. Approximately 2 million women use the Mirena IUD. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been just more than 70,000 reports of complications related to the Mirena IUD; many of those complications have been serious. Increasing evidence suggests that the Mirena IUD is prone to migrating within the body. This can cause complications including:
- Uterine bleeding
- Uterine perforations
- Cervical perforations
- Embedment in the uterine wall
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Changes in menstruation
These side-effects are often extremely painful, and emergency treatment is sometimes necessary to surgically remove the Mirena IUD. Although no recall has been issued for the Mirena IUD, Bayer, which manufactures these birth control devices, faces an increasing number of lawsuits alleging the company did not adequately warn patients and prescribing physicians of the risks. If you or a family member experienced adverse effects that may be related to the use of the Mirena IUD, please contact Long & Long for your free consultation.