A freedom of information act request has made available more than 59,000 Mirena IUD complaints filed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mirena IUD side effects have been a key issue for patients who allege that the intrauterine birth control device is causing severe complications.
The 5-year log of complaints as of April 2013 is 13,434 pages long and includes descriptions of the complaint along with basic information. The most complaints have come since 2008, with nearly 5,000 women alleging serious side effects such as device dislocation.
Mirena IUD manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals is expected to face thousands of Mirena injury lawsuits. In addition to the birth control device migrating, Mirena has been linked to tissue damage, pain, sterility and ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which a fetus develops outside of the uterus.