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Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation

Uterus Perforation - A Mirena IUD injury
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Uterus Perforation - A Mirena IUD injury

Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation

Did you suffer a uterine perforation following placement of the Mirena IUD (intrauterine device)? It is estimated that 2 in 1,000 women who use the Mirena IUD and similar devices have suffered a uterine perforation. Mirena uterine perforation is a serious, life-threatening complication that often requires emergency surgery to correct. This potential Mirena complication can lead to infertility, infection, hemorrhage and sepsis.

It has been alleged that Bayer's Mirena claims have been misleading, and downplayed serious side effects associated with the IUD, including the risk of uterine perforation. If you or a woman you know suffered this dangerous Mirena side effect, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. 

The Mirena side effect lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are offering free lawsuit evaluations to victims of Mirena uterine perforations or other IUD complications. To ensure your legal rights are protected, we urge you to contact a Mirena side effect lawyer at Parker Waichman LLP today.

What is Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation?

A uterine perforation is an accidental puncture of the uterus that can occur with any intrauterine procedure, including IUD placement. Bayer has estimated that this occurs in approximately one per 1,000 – 10,000 Mirena IUD insertions. However, Mirena uterine perforations can also occur when the device migrates from its proper position. After the Mirena IUD punctures the uterus, it can even migrate, or become "lost," in the abdominal cavity and potentially puncture the bladder, intestines or bowel. Breastfeeding women are at higher risk for perforation of the uterus during insertion of any IUD, including Mirena, and should be carefully monitored. Women who have had past abortions, C-sections, or other surgeries of the cervix also have an increased risk for uterine perforation.

Mirena Uterine Perforation Symptoms

Because uterine perforation is a potentially life-threatening Mirena IUD complication, it is important that any woman implanted with this contraceptive device recognize the symptoms and warning signs that could indicate that Mirena has peforated the uterus.

These warning signs include:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
  • Bloating, rigidity and pain in the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Rapid heartbeat

Complications Associated
with Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation

Mirena IUD recipients who experience any of the above symptoms should contact their medical provider immediately.
If the uterus is perforated by Mirena, it may no longer prevent pregnancy. Once Mirena has punctured the uterus, it may migrate outside the uterus. Untreated, Mirena uterine perforation can lead to serious complications, some of which have the potential to be life-threatening, including:

  • Damage to other organs, including intestines, bladder and bowel
  • Infection
  • Infertility
  • Need for hysterectomy
  • Adhesions and scarring
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Sepsis

Diagnosis, Surgery, and Treatment
of Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation

If your doctor believes your Mirena IUD may have perforated your uterus, an ultrasound will be ordered to confirm the diagnosis. Blood tests may also be performed to detect the presence of infection. Treatment for a perforated uterus usually involves surgery to remove the Mirena IUD and repair the uterine puncture. Any other organs damaged by a migrated Mirena IUD will also need to be repaired, and antibiotics will be administered to prevent or treat infection.

Legal Help for Victims of Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation

If you or a woman you care about suffered a Mirena IUD uterine perforation, you may have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to arrange a free consultation with one of our Mirena side effect lawyers today.


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Mirena IUD Multidistrict Litigation Centralized to New York

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Mirena IUD Severely Injured Michigan Woman, New Lawsuit Filed

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Parker Waichman LLP Reports On Petition Filed for Mirena MDL

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National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, reports that a petition has been filed for a Mirena® multidistrict litigation (MDL). The plaintiff’s attorneys have filed a motion to transfer the cases to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, before the Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan. A multidistrict litigation is created when complex litigation has common questions of fact; in this case, Mirena® IUD lawsuits allege that the IUD is defective and can...

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,...

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