Mirena IUD Lawyers
Motley Rice is reviewing potential Mirena lawsuits involving patients who were implanted with the intrauterine contraceptive device Mirena® but had to have the device surgically removed after it migrated, perforating the uterine lining. Motley Rice is also reviewing potential lawsuits involving patients who were implanted with Mirena and suffered idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), otherwise known as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or increased pressure around the brain. Manufactured by New Jersey-based Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mirena is an IUD device that must be inserted by a trained health care provider and is intended to provide contraceptive protection for up to five years.
Contact a Mirena Lawyer
If you, or someone you know, had to have an implanted Mirena IUD device surgically removed because it migrated from its original position (extra-uterine migration) and perforated the uterine lining or caused intracranial hypertenstion, please contact Motley Rice Mirena lawyer Carmen Scott by email or call 1.800.768.4026 to discuss your potential Mirena lawsuit.
Carmen Scott is co-lead counsel for the Mirena multidistrict litigation state court consolidation in New Jersey and is co-chair of the AAJ Mirena® IUD Litigation Group. Motley Rice member attorney Fred Thompson serves as co-lead counsel for the Mirena multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mirena Side Effects
Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or embedment in the uterus or the diagnosis of IIH or PTC.
The device may migrate from its original position after being inserted, perforating the uterus or embedding itself in the uterus. In both instances, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device. Mirena may also migrate outside the uterine cavity and cause adhesions or scarring that can lead to infertility. Depending on the damage caused, affected women may require a complete hysterectomy, and more serious complications could result in death.
Another potential serious side effect is idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), sometimes referred to as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), benign intracranial hypertension or pressure around the brain. IIH is a disorder that involves unexplained intracranial hypertension and elevated inner skull pressure due to higher levels of cerebrospinal fluid, a clear, colorless fluid found in the brain and spine. Symptoms of IIH can include:
- Double or blurred vision
- Ringing in ears
- Severe headaches
- Swelling of the optic nerves (papilledema)
If left untreated, IIH can cause persistent headaches and may result in permanent vision loss. Diagnosis of this condition often requires a procedure called a lumbar puncture or spinal tap, performed in your lower back.
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is most prevalent in obese women of childbearing age and has been reported in women using contraceptive implants containing Levonorgestrel, including Norplant.
Other serious side effects that have been linked to Mirena include:
• Birth of a child with a birth defect
• Embedment in the uterus
• Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
• Bacterial, fungal infection or inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs
• Intestinal perforations or obstruction
• Perforation of the uterus
If you had to have an implanted Mirena IUD device surgically removed because it migrated from its original position (extra-uterine migration) and perforated the uterine lining or if you experienced IIH or PTC, you may have a potential Mirena lawsuit.