Mirena migration is just one of the many serious side effects associated with this product, and has led to the serious injury of multiple women. Mirena is an IUD (intrauterine device), a plastic, T-shaped device that is implanted into a woman’s body to prevent pregnancy. Mirena can stay in place for up to five years and should be removable at any time, but the truth is that far too many women have suffered serious complications such as migration of Mirena out of the uterus, which can lead to organ perforation and infections. Many women who have been affected by Mirena migration now claim that if they were made fully aware of this side effect, they would not have chosen to use Mirena. According to the medical product liability lawyers at Arentz Law Group, P.C., women injured by Mirena migration may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages.
Mirena migration can cause organ perforation, infection, and additional serious injuries, but many women aren’t aware that their IUD has migrated out of its intended position until they have already suffered harm. It is important that women see their doctors for follow-up visits after Mirena placement to ensure that the device is still where it should be, and they should also be aware of the following signs of Mirena migration so that they can seek immediate medical attention should any problems arise:
In some instances, it is difficult for doctors to find Mirena if it has moved from its position, and imaging technology may be needed to identify the location of a Mirena IUD that has migrated. When a Mirena IUD migrates out of place, it could travel anywhere in the abdominal cavity, where it can cause severe organ damage and may only be removable through surgery.
If you were implanted with Mirena and it migrated out of its proper position, or if a woman you love has been injured or harmed as a result Mirena migration, you may be able to collect financial compensation for your damages. For more information on compensation and victims’ rights in Mirena lawsuits, contact a medical device attorney at Arentz Law Group, P.C. for a free legal consultation.