After choosing the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control, a Canadian woman experienced cramping so painful that she struggled to walk. This woman, recently interviewed for Canada’s CTV News, decided to return to her doctor to get the contraceptive device removed. Initially, her doctor could not locate the the device, as it had perforated her uterus, and migrated to her hip bone area.
The Mirena IUD, which is manufactured by Bayer, has been known to perforate the uterus, and to migrate to other parts of the body, most often the abdominal region. The woman interviewed by CTV News faults Mirena’s manufacturer with failure to warn about the risk of device migration.
The Canadian Mirena label differs from the U.S. label in that it excludes the any mention of device migration. Thus, women who choose to use this form of birth control are not fully informed about the device.
As a result of this labeling omission, Canadian women are in the process of filing lawsuits against Bayer.
In the U.S., women who claim to have been injured by the Mirena IUD have also filed lawsuits targeted at Bayer. These women have experienced device perforation, migration, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility.
The experienced defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women in Mirena IUD complications litigation. Our team of dedicated lawyers are currently investigating cases, and encourage women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD to contact Carey Danis & Lowe today.
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Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe by contacting our law firm by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.References: Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation