A South Dakota woman has filed a Mirena IUD side effects lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the device’s manufacturer. Nicole Hemme claims she had to have the birth control device removed in 2010 when it migrated to her pelvis.
Hemme’s Mirena lawsuit is the first of its kind in South Dakota, but may join dozens of others filed along the East Coast. Hemme alleges that Bayer downplayed Mirena side effects risks, including the random migration that could occur with the device.
The Mirena IUD is used by roughly 2 million women, but thousands of them have filed complaints to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about side effects. Some of the most severe Mire side effects include tissue damage, bleeding, device migration and ectopic pregnancy, in which a fetus develops outside of the uterus.