Mirena IUD Causing Ectopic Pregnancy Lawsuits
Commonly asked questions about ectopic pregnancies:
- What is ectopic pregnancy?
- FDA issues warning about Mirena IUD
- Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause ectopic pregnancies?
- What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancies?
- Can I file a Mirena IUD lawsuit?
- Our no-fee promise on Mirena IUD cases
- How do I start a Mirena IUD claim?
What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?
Ectopic pregnancy is a serious complication that has been linked to the Mirena IUD implant.
In normal pregnancy, the woman’s egg is fertilized by a sperm and then moves into the uterus to attach to the uterine lining and begin development. In ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg does not move into the uterus, and begins development in a region not suited for development. In these cases, the fertilized egg can remain in the fallopian tube, attach to an ovary, attach to another organ in the abdomen or even implant itself in the cervix.
Unfortunately, this condition can be life threatening to the woman. When doctor’s discover ectopic pregnancy has occurred, surgery is required to preserve the woman’s life. In most cases, the developing baby cannot survive, but the mother’s life can be saved.
FDA Issues Warning About Mirena IUD
In December of 2015. The FDA Issued warnings about Mirena IUD regarding ectopic pregnancies. Ectopic pregnancies can become a problem if the patient was not aware of this possible side-effect. The FDA recommends to evaluate women for ectopic pregnancy if they become pregnant with Mirena in place because the likelihood of a pregnancy being ectopic is increased with Mirena. Up to half of pregnancies that occur with Mirena in place are likely to be ectopic.
The incidence of ectopic pregnancy in clinical trials with Mirena, which excluded women with a history of ectopic pregnancy, was approximately 0.1% per year. The risk of ectopic pregnancy, in women who have a history of ectopic pregnancy and use Mirena is unknown. Women with a previous history of ectopic pregnancy, tubal surgery or pelvic infection carry a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy may result in loss of fertility.
Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cause Ectopic Pregnancies?
The FDA suggests to Inform the patient about the possibility of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and that PID can cause tubal damage leading to ectopic pregnancy or infertility, or infrequently can necessitate hysterectomy, or cause death.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these signs of PID:
- long-lasting or heavy bleeding
- unusual vaginal discharge
- low abdominal (stomach area) pain
- painful sex
What Are The Symptoms Of Ectopic Pregnancies?
Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal cramps
- Light vaginal bleeding
- Nausea and vomiting
If any of these symptoms match your experience, contact your health provider immediately.
If ectopic pregnancy is located in the fallopian tube and goes unattended to, rupture of the fallopian tube can cause severe bleeding and cause the woman to faint. If your health provider is unavailable, do not hesitate to go to the emergency room.
Lawsuits are currently being filed for ectopic pregnancies that occurred as a result of the Mirena IUD implant. If you or a loved one has suffered from this complication, you may be entitled to sue the device manufacturer for your damages.
Can I File A Mirena IUD Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by the Mirena IUD implant.
Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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How Do I Start A Mirena IUD Claim?
Our Mirena IUD lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
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