Mirena IUD Migration Lawsuits
Commonly asked questions about Mirena IUD migration:
- Does Mirena IUD cause migration?
- Why is Mirena IUD dangerous?
- Does perforation cause migration?
- What Signs Indicate The Mirena IUD Migrated?
- Can I file a Mirena IUD lawsuit?
- Our no-fee promise on Mirena IUD cases
- How do I start a Mirena IUD case?
Does Mirena IUD Cause Migration?
The Mirena IUD implant has been causing severe problems in some women due to migration of the device from its intended location. This occurs when the device is jarred loose from where it was inserted during the procedure, and moves freely within the body.
There have been reports of Mirena devices found implanted in the uterine wall or ovaries. Additionally, devices have migrated and became lodged in the bladder, pelvic region, and even the abdominal cavity.
Why Is Mirena IUD Dangerous?
The consequences of Mirena migration can be extremely dangerous. Internal bleeding, severe pain, and infection can occur. It is important to remember that if the device has migrated, it no longer is functioning as it should, and conception is possible under these circumstances.
In rare cases, device migration can do damage to the surrounding reproductive organs and cause permanent infertility. When a small device such as Mirena IUD migrates inside the body, revision surgery is often required to remove the implant.
It can be difficult for doctors to locate a device that has moved from where it was first inserted. In most cases, doctors use X-rays to locate the device. If it is determined that damage has been done to other organs or tissues, additional surgeries may be required to repair the complications it caused.
Does Perforation Cause Migration?
According to the FDA, Perforation or penetration of the uterine wall or cervix may occur during insertion although the perforation may not be detected until some time later. If perforation occurs, ectopic pregnancies may occur as a result.
Mirena must be located and removed; surgery may be required. Delayed detection of perforation may result in migration outside the uterine cavity, adhesions, peritonitis, intestinal perforations, intestinal obstruction, abscesses and erosion of adjacent viscera.
What Signs Indicate The Mirena IUD Migrated?
these are the most common signs that Migration, when the IUD has moved out of place, either further up your uterus causing perforation, or fallen out has occurred:
- Difficulty feeling your strings – IUDs have strings attached to them so your doctor can easily remove it when it is time to do so. If you can no longer feel the strings, or note that they are shorter than usual, your IUD may have moved.
- IUD in cervix – Since your IUD is supposed to be in your uterus, you should not be able to feel it. However if it has slipped into your cervix, you may feel your IUD as it moves through and possibly out of it.
- Unusual bleeding – Most women will spot irregularly for a few months after getting an IUD inserted, but if you have sudden, unexpected changes in your period it may be one of the signs your IUD has moved.
- Abnormal vaginal discharge – You should be concerned if your discharge has changed. If the texture, color or smell is off and has not been caused by an infection, and can be an indication that your IUD has been misplaced.
- Painful sex – You should be concerned if all of a sudden sexual intercourse hurts. This may be an indication your IUD has moved, although some women say that intercourse feels different with Mirena in place.
- Abnormal and painful cramps – Quite a few women get cramps after an IUD has been inserted, but the discomfort should stop after a short while. If your cramps become more frequent, painful or intense, make an appointment right away.
Can I File A Mirena IUD Lawsuit?
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of device migration of the Mirena IUD implant, our dangerous device attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for your troubles. Lawsuits are being filed against the device manufacturers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this 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.
Our No-Fee Promise on Mirena IUD Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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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.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Mirena IUD lawsuit claims.