The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) could cause a potentially fatal infection known as sepsis. Sepsis occurs when a uterine infection travels through the bloodstream. Around 250,000 women die every year from fatal sepsis infections.
Women who use the Mirena IUD for birth control could develop sepsis if the device becomes dislodged or if the woman becomes pregnant while using Mirena. Women who choose to keep their device after becoming pregnant are also at an increased risk of miscarriage and potential infertility.
Thousands of women have complained of Mirena IUD side effects, including bleeding, tissue damage and ectopic pregnancy when the device perforates the uterus. The IUD’s manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, faces several Mirena lawsuits alleging that the device caused serious injuries.