Arkansas woman claims Mirena® IUD perforated uterus

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An Arkansas woman claims she has been injured by the Mirena® IUD when it perforated her uterus and migrated from its original location.

A lawsuit has been filed on her behalf against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey Superior Court. She will be represented by the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, which represents several other victims of the medical device.

Mirena® IUD is an implanted device intended to prevent pregnancy through the regulated release of a hormone. After the Arkansas woman received the Mirena® IUD device during a November 2007 procedure, she had appeared to tolerate it and the device without incident for several years.

However, the device may not have been where it was originally implanted. It was not until 2011, when the woman decided to plan another pregnancy and chose to have the Mirena® IUD removed, attempts to retrieve it were not possible because her physician couldn’t find it. After her doctor was unable to find the strings that help remove the device, an hysteroscopy also failed. A CT scan finally revealed that her Mirena® IUD had perforated her uterus and migrated from its implanted location.

The resulting effects were severe pain and permanent physical injuries and the Arkansas woman is seeking damages for that pain and suffering as well as economic damages, largely stemming from the unexpected medical expenses incurred.