Women in Canada reported roughly one uterine perforation per week due to the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for 2013. Manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals is now facing several Mirena lawsuits alleging that the device has caused serious injuries after perforating the uterus and migrating to other parts of the body.
Dozens of women have filed Mirena lawsuits against Bayer in Canada, where the $450 cost of inserting the device is covered by insurance. Women have begun petitioning the government to issuing strong warnings about perforation and migration related to the Mirena IUD birth control device.
More than 2 million women in the United States use the Mirena IUD, but research has suggested the device is not safe. The company was warned by the U.S. Food and Drug downplaying serious Mirena side effects, including tissue damage, severe pain, internal bleeding and ectopic pregnancy.