Dallas, Texas Personal Injury Attorney and Medical Doctor, Dr Shezad Malik is reviewing potential Mirena lawsuits involving patients who were implanted with the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) Mirena® but had to have the device surgically removed after it perforated the uterine lining.
Mirena IUD is Manufactured by New Jersey-based Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mirena is an IUD device that must be inserted by a trained health care provider and is intended to provide contraceptive protection for up to five years.
Mirena Lawsuit Allegations
Mirena is a female hormone (levonorgestrel) releasing intrauterine device. The birth control device is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or imbedment in the uterus. The lawsuits are brought by women who experienced serious and often debilitating injuries from the implanted birth control device.
Mirena IUD was released by Bayer in 2000, and Mirena is touted as a insert and forget form of birth control. Many women have reported internal injuries and uterus perforation complications when the Mirena IUD moved from its initial implant location.
According to allegations raised in many of the lawsuits, Bayer failed to properly research the risk of Mirena side effects before marketing the IUD as a safe and effective form of birth control.
Mirena IUD Perforation Injuries
Mirena perforation of the uterus can be a very deadly complication of the Mirena IUD. A woman may need to undergo surgery to remove Mirena, and surgery itself can have complications. Mirena uterus perforation usually occurs while a health care professional is inserting Mirena. The estimated incidence is approximately one per 1,000 – 10,000 insertions.
Mirena can also perforate the uterus over time, when it erodes into the uterus. This condition does not always produce symptoms. Mirena may migrate outside the uterus, where it may puncture intestines, blood vessels, or other internal organs. This can cause sepsis (infection), intestinal obstruction or perforation, and in severe cases death.
Shezad Malik is an Internal Medicine and Cardiology specialist, a licensed Texas Medical Doctor and Defective Medical Device and Dangerous Drug Attorney. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas and represents people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the negligence or recklessness of others.