Overview: Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury firm, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered a number of injuries, allegedly due to the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). The lawsuit claims that the device poses a dangerous risk to women, particularly when the device migrates and perforates the wall of uterus. According to a press release by the firm, this is precisely what occurred in the Plaintiff, who required surgery in order to remove the device.
- Parker Waichman LLP is representing a Mirena user who alleges that the device perforated her uterus and migrated outside of it; a laparoscopic surgery was need to remove it
- Parker Waichman filed the suit on November 5th in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County
- According the lawsuit, Bayer does not warn about spontaneous migration
Product: Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD)
Manufacturer: Bayer, Inc.
Side Effects & Complications
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Streptococcal sepsis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforation of cervix or uterine wall
Lawsuit Says Mirena is Dangerous, Bayer Failed to Warn
Parker Waichman filed the suit on November 5th in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County against the manufacturer of Mirena IUD, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The national personal injury firm is representing a woman who received Mirena in 2008. At the time, she appeared to tolerate the procedure well and there was no indication that it had perforated her uterus. In 2010, however, the Plaintiff began to experience pelvic pain. A CT scan was performed, revealing that Mirena had migrated outside of her uterus. The plaintiff required a laparoscopic surgery in order to remove the IUD.
The lawsuit states that Bayer’s current warning for Mirena is inadequate because it only warns that the IUD can perforate, or break through the uterus when it is first inserted. There is no warning about the device spontaneously migrating, as allegedly occurred in the Plaintiff.
Mirena Side Effects and Complications
Mirena has raised safety concerns due to reports that it can perforate the wall of uterus. In addition to the surgery needed to remove the device when this occurs, device migration can lead to other serious complications. When Mirena moves from its original location, it may no longer work to prevent against pregnancy. Furthermore, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage are higher if a woman does become pregnant with an IUD. Women who have Mirena are advised to check for the strings every month to make sure they are in place.