Mirena® Injury Lawyers
Mirena® is an intrauterine device (IUD) that contains the hormone levonorgestrel—a type of progesterone. The device is inserted into the uterus for up to five years at a time, where it releases levonorgestrel to help prevent pregnancy and treat symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding. Women who use Mirena may have a higher risk of serious injuries and health complications, including uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy, and infection.
These injuries can require surgical treatment with long recovery times. Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is dedicated to helping women who were injured by Mirena get the money they need for their medical bills and lost wages. If you or someone you love suffered an injury after using Mirena, call us at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Types of Mirena® Injuries
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s safety guide for Mirena says that women who use the device may be at a higher risk of developing certain health conditions, such as:
- Neurological Complications
The Mirena IUD may be associated with a number of neurological complications caused by accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull. This fluid creates increased pressure on the optic nerve and can cause permanent damage. You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one used the Mirena IUD and suffered any of the following neurological complications:
- Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)
- Papilledema (swollen optic nerve)
- Intracranial hypertension
- Increased intracranial pressure
- High-Risk Pregnancies
Mirena is linked to ectopic and intrauterine pregnancies in women who get pregnant while using the device. These pregnancies can be fatal to children and can have serious health consequences for mothers, including infertility, scarring, and pelvic infections.
- Perforation and Migration
Mirena can sometimes become dislodged from the uterus and perforate the surrounding tissue. In some cases, the device may either become embedded in the tissue or migrate to other parts of the body. These events require surgical intervention to prevent infection and even death from occurring.
- Miscarriage or Pregnancy with Complications
No contraceptive is 100% effective, and it is possible to get pregnant while using the Mirena IUD. In some cases, by the time the pregnancy is discovered, it is not possible to remove the device without causing problems for the baby or the mother. As a result, women can go into preterm labor and give birth to an infant with serious medical complications—or even suffer a miscarriage.
Mirena injuries can be expensive and life-threatening. The Mirena injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We’re a national law firm, and we want to help. Call today.
Mirena® is a registered trademark of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.