The Mirena Intra Uterine device marketed by Bayer Healthcare has been the target of thousands of lawsuits nationwide, due to serious complications incurred from the movement, or migration of the device. Many women do not realize until after the device has already caused damage that the IUD has moved. The first indication, that there is a problem, often occurs when the IUD strings cannot be located. If the strings are not present, it is critical that a woman see her ObGyn immediately to locate the device before damage to the uterine wall or other organs occurs.
Locating the Device
If the IUD strings cannot be located there is a good chance that the IUD has already migrated and may have punctured the uterine wall. In severe cases the device can travel into the abdominal cavity where it can puncture the intestines, liver or other organs. Locating the IUD as soon as it has moved, is critical in preventing serious, even life threatening, adverse effects.
No Warning by Bayer
Lawsuits filed in virtually every state, by women who have suffered from the migration of the Mirena IUD, accuse Bayer Healthcare of failure to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of the self-implanted birth control device. In lieu of providing warnings, Bayer is accused also of exaggerating the benefits of the use of the potentially harmful device, while egregiously downplaying any potential side effects.
Failure to Check and Follow Up
Many women who implanted the device, never followed up with a medical professional to ensure that the device was correctly positioned as recommended. They also may not be aware that the device has moved due to their failure to check the position of the IUD strings. The presence of the guide strings at the cervical entrance indicates that the device is in place and allows for easy removal by the doctor when the time comes. Many women do not realize that the Mirena IUD has moved until damage to the uterus or other organs has already occurred.
The Detrimental Effects of Migration
Some of the many signs of organ damage from Mirena IUD migration include:
Any woman who experiences one or more of the above signs, who is using the Mirena IUD, should get to the emergency room immediately. Severe infection and heavy internal bleeding may occur. Severe damage to internal organs is possible including the uterus and fallopian tubes which can result in infertility. Infection from internal injury can cause a condition called sepsis, which is a negative reaction by the body’s release of infection fighting chemicals. Untreated, sepsis can be fatal due to a severe drop in blood pressure leading to shock. In any case of organ perforation, surgery, often multiple surgeries, is required to locate the device and repair the damaged organ.
Consult a Bad Drug Attorney for Help
If you or a loved one has had a Mirena IUD that has gone missing and caused internal injury you undoubtedly suffered physically, emotionally and financially. You need to contact an experienced bad drug attorney immediately. You may be entitled to a significant cash award for your horrific experience. Dolman Law is currently reviewing the cases of many women who have suffered, due to the failure of Bayer Healthcare to alert users to the potential dangers of the Mirena IUD. Contact us today and speak to a bad drug attorney for a free evaluation of your case. We are the team with the experience and resources to tenaciously fight to get you the compensation you deserve for the pain and loss you experienced. Call today. There is no cost or obligation to speak with a skilled attorney.
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