The Mirena IUD has been linked to serious complications, including infection. Mirena infections can occur if the birth control device perforates the uterus or migrates from its original position.
Symptoms of Mirena infections include abnormally late menstrual period, abnormal vaginal discharge, flue-like symptoms, fever and painful sexual intercourse. In addition to device migration and organ perforation, infections can be triggered by bacterial vaginosis, which occurs when an IUD introduces bacteria into the female reproductive tract.
Patients filing Mirena lawsuits allege that the manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, did not adequately inform patients of the severity of these complications. Ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, device migration and abnormal vaginal bleeding have also been linked to the Mirena IUD.
If you or a loved one suffered from a severe Mirena IUD infection or other serious side effects, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz to learn more about your legal rights. You can contact us by calling toll-free at (866) 275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form to the right of this page.