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Maryland Woman Claims Mirena IUD Perforated Uterus, Migrated from Original Location

Jan 16, 2013

A Maryland woman claims the Mirena® intra-uterine device (IUD) is defective and caused her to suffer serious and permanent injuries when it migrated from her uterus.

The woman claims that the makers of Mirena® IUD, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, has knowingly hid evidence that shows its implanted contraceptive device is dangerous and prone to complications that could result in life-threatening injuries for women.

She is being represented by the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, which filed her claim recently in Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County. The firm represents several other victims of Mirena® IUD defects.

Tens of thousands of women across the U.S. have been implanted with Mirena® IUD as a means of preventing another pregnancy. The device is really only approved for women who’ve had children in the past. Mirena® IUD is implanted in a woman’s uterus and can stay there for up to five years to prevent pregnancy.

The woman from Maryland claims that her Mirena® IUD was implanted in 2008. Several years passed until she and her physician began to suspect that the device may be causing serious internal harm. In January 2011, the woman underwent an ultrasound test and it was discovered that her Mirena® IUD had moved from its original location in her uterus as well as perforating the organ.

She then underwent laproscopic surgery to remove the Mirena® IUD but in the time it had migrated from her uterus, the device had caused serious and some permanent injuries and put her at risk of some life-threatening complications. The woman claims in her lawsuit that her Mirena® device perforated her uterus and migrated from its original location after it was implanted. This goes against warnings from Bayer that Mirena® may cause perforation while the device is implanted but no warnings have ever been issued that mention of this risk after the device has been implanted.

The lawsuit also claims that Bayer actively hid evidence that highlighted the injury risks posed by Mirena® IUD. The company did so through an aggressive social marketing campaign known as “Simple Style” that was targeted at “busy moms” who would benefit from Mirena®.

This latest claim, according to a Parker Waichman release announcing the lawsuit,  joins others in saying that Mirena® IUD puts women at risk of perforation of the uterine wall, embedment of the device in the uterine wall, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, Group A streptococcal sepsis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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