The Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) has been known to cause debilitating injuries. If you, or a loved one, have suffered physical harm from the use of this product, contact a defective products lawyer from the Arentz Law Group immediately. Simply fill out the form to the right, or call 1-800-305-6000. An attorney is ready to do a free initial consultation with you to determine if you have a case.
In 2000, Mirena IUD found approval from the FDA as an implanted form of birth control. Since that time, millions of women have decided to forego the birth control pill, and use this implanted IUD. The device is placed in the uterus, where it will slowly release hormones to help prevent the patient from becoming pregnant (boasting over a 99% success rate). The claim is that it is safe for all women, and will provide protection against unwanted pregnancy for up to 5 years. While there are a lot of women that do not experience problems with Mirena, there are a significant number that have suffered from the device.
Any time a chemical is introduced into the body, there will be side effects. Ideally they will dissipate as the body’s initial reaction goes away, and the body adjusts to the influx of hormones. Often, these reactions will not go away, and depending on the severity could lead to further medical needs.
Some side effects are minor, and are not debilitating nor do they lead to lifelong problems. These mild side effects are still important to take note of when considering an IUD. They include:
Headache, back pain, and breast pain. These aches and pains are often temporary as your body adjusts. If they persist, it is a sign that the hormones in the device are not compatible with those naturally found in your body.
Nausea, cramping, and vomiting. Like the aches and pains, these problems should dissipate.
Mood changes, loss of libido. Many birth controls will cause the patient to experience some sort of ongoing changes to her mood.
Weight gain, acne, puffiness in face and joints. Not life threatening, but still not desirable.
The mild side effects can be found with many different birth control drugs. Depending on how the woman’s chemical makeup already is, different drugs interact differently. However, there are many severe side effects that come along with Mirena IUD.
Some women experience side effects that can lead to further complications if they are not dealt with immediately. Those side effects include:
Uterine perforation. This generally occurs upon insertion. The device may tear, puncture, or perforate the wall of the uterus leading to painful cramps and pelvic pain. If not dealt with, it can lead to infection.
Migration from the uterus. Similar to the perforation, the device can imbed itself in the uterine wall. Over time, if not dealt with, the device creates a hole, and migrates outside of the uterus.
Severe pain, ongoing bleeding, sores, pain during intercourse, areas of numbness, migraine headaches. These are all symptoms that the device is not implanted properly.
Jaundice, signs of allergic reaction, dizziness, severe nausea. Often signs that your body cannot tolerate the chemical hormones found in the device.
These severe side effects affect enough women to question the safety of the device. Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists claim that the device is safe for all women, that simply is not true. There are some who are more predisposed to the severe side effects than others.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered from the severe side effects while using Mirena IUD, you may be entitled to compensation. Fill out the contact form on this page, or call 1-800-305-6000 to schedule your free consultation with an attorney from Arentz Law Group P.C. The lawyers from Arentz have the ability to work with clients in all 50 states.