All three of the intrauterine devices (IUD) on the market have caused patients complications, particularly the Mirena IUD. The increasingly popular form of birth control is a device that is marketed as a lower-risk form of birth control, though hundreds of women have filed Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging the device caused injuries.
Hundreds of the Mirena complaints filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pertain to IUD organ perforation, which occurs when the device punctures through tissue. Perforation can occur at insertion or at a later period during the 5-year lifespan of the device.
Mirena IUD side effects have become a greater issue as women continue to report adverse events to the FDA. Some side effects can have long-term implications, such as infertility and connective tissue developing around intestines.