Mirena IUD Birth Control
Our Attorneys Explain How Migration May Cause Serious Damage to Organs, Require Surgery
Are you one of the over 2 million women in the U.S. who have used Mirena® intrauterine devices (also known as IUDs) for birth control? Mirena is one of the most common IUDs currently on the market.
Unfortunately, some women have experienced serious medical complications due to their Mirena IUD and are now filing lawsuits against the manufacturer for failing to warn the public about potential dangers.
If you experienced problems with your Mirena IUD, how can you find out if you have a case? It's simple – at Edgar Snyder & Associates, we offer a no obligation, free legal consultation
What Mirena Packaging Doesn't Tell You - Risk of Migration and Perforation
Mirena's packaging does warn females about the potential for various side effects, but some women have experienced serious and potentially fatal medical complications not listed on the packaging.
Mirena IUDs can migrate to other parts of the body, sometimes puncturing or perforating the abdomen and causing damage to major organs. They also can become embedded in other parts of the body and result in infections that can be life-threatening. Women who experience these complications need surgery to remove the IUD, and often suffer permanent damage to their bodies.
Symptoms of Mirena IUD Migration and Severe Complications
If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be a victim of Mirena IUD migration or other severe complications associated with your Mirena IUD. You should see a doctor right away if you have:
- Abdominal or pelvic pain -- often severe
- Bloody urine
- Heavy spotting or bleeding
- Recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)
If you are unable to locate the strings, the Mirena IUD may have moved as well, and you should see a doctor as soon as you can.
Side Effects Associated With Mirena IUDs
The Food and Drug Administration approved the Mirena intrauterine device in 2000. Physicians implant the device into the uterus within the first 7 days of menstruation. The device then releases levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestin, directly into the uterus. A woman who doesn't experience any issues can have the same IUD for up to 5 years.
Females who have suffered serious medical complications reported the following side effects associated with Mirena IUDs:
- Perforation of the lining of the uterus – if the healthcare provider didn't insert the IUD correctly
- Perforation of the lining of the cervix – if the healthcare provider didn't insert the IUD correctly
- The IUD becomes embedded in the wall of the uterus
- Severe pain associated with implantation of the Mirena IUD
- Pregnancy (with Mirena in place)
- Movement of the IUD to other areas in the body, such as the abdomen (migration)
- Pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy) – can be life-threatening to the mother and the baby won't survive
- Group A streptococcal sepsis – a potentially fatal illness caused by bacteria or other germs
- Pelvic inflammatory disease – an infection in a female reproductive organ that can cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pain
- Ovarian cysts
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Patients who received a Mirena IUD and are experiencing fever, pain, chills, cramping, or bleeding should see their doctor right away. Many women use birth control, such as the Mirena IUD, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends it to females who have had at least one child.
Do I Have a Mirena IUD Case?
Did you choose a Mirena intrauterine device (also known as an IUD), trusting that it would be a good option for birth control? Did you suffer serious health issues due to your Mirena IUD, such as perforation, that required surgery or left you with permanent damage?
If so, you may have a case. But where do you start? How can you be sure the Mirena IUD caused your health complications, and how do you file a claim to get the compensation you deserve?
Our experienced lawyers and legal staff can help you determine whether you have a case. We offer a free legal consultation, with no strings attached. Get started taking back your life today.
Factors That May Determine Whether You Have a Case
Some factors Edgar Snyder & Associates use to determine whether you have a dangerous drug case:
- Were you using the Mirena IUD according to the directions listed on the product label?
- Were you taking the medication for an FDA-approved purpose?
- Did the drug cause a side effect or reaction that wasn't noted on the packaging as a possible risk? Many women have suffered medical complications not listed on Mirena's packaging.
- Are your medical complications so bad that you can't work, and are losing paychecks?
- Did your complications require a hospital stay, surgery, or leave you with permanent damage?
- Was the drug manufacturer aware of a problem with the drug and didn't notify you or your physician?
If we think you have a case, then our attorneys and legal staff get to work – uncovering all the facts that can prove your case:
- Investigating how Mirena IUD caused your medical complications and side effects
- Determining the severity of your injuries from medical records and experts
- Gathering medical evidence that supports your case
- Answering your legal questions and keeping you updated on the progress of your case
- And more
Do I Need a Lawyer?
You were using a Mirena IUD, believing it was safe. But, you ended up hurt instead. The IUD may have migrated and even punctured or perforated other parts of your body, causing serious complications. Maybe you missed work or needed surgery. Who's going to pay your medical bills and your lost wages, and compensate you for your pain and suffering?
If you suffered medical complications from a Mirena IUD, there is really only one smart choice—hire a lawyer. But, don't just hire any lawyer. Setting out to prove that the intrauterine device caused your injuries can get complicated and very expensive. That's why you need the experienced Pennsylvania law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates.
Why Hiring an Experienced Attorney at Edgar Snyder & Associates is the Smart Choice
If you suffered serious side effects from a Mirena IUD, you probably have lots of questions. You may not know if you have a case, let alone how to file a claim and deal with the company's insurance company. There are simply too many details to go it alone. You need experience and resources.
You need Edgar Snyder & Associates – here's why:
- Drug and medical device companies have teams of lawyers that focus on cases just like yours. It's an army of many against just you, unless you hire experienced attorneys like those at Edgar Snyder & Associates.
- You need evidence and medical research that back up an injury claim. Often times, this background work is costly and time consuming.
- Mirena IUD cases may require resources that only attorneys and legal staff have access to or understand.
How Much Will it Cost?
Did you suffer serious medical complications due to a Mirena intrauterine device, also known as an IUD? Many people are afraid to contact a law firm, because they don't know how much hiring a lawyer will cost. They may believe they will go into even more debt paying lawyer's fees on top of their medical bills.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we're happy to tell you that you won't pay a fee unless and until we get money for you. You can have a little more peace of mind knowing you will have experienced attorneys on your side, fighting to win your case.
What Do "Free Legal Consultation" and "No Fee" Really Mean?
When you contact us to find out if you have a Mirena IUD case, we offer a free legal consultation. That means after you tell us the facts about what happened to you and your Mirena IUD medical complications, we'll tell you if we think you have a case. We provide this service absolutely free, with no strings attached. You aren't obligated to use our law firm even if we determine that you have a case. And you owe us nothing for your free legal consultation – we guarantee it.
There REALLY is "Never a Fee, Unless We Get Money for You"
Some firms charge clients upfront. We don't. We work on what's called a "contingent fee" basis. That means you won't owe us anything unless and until we get money for you. That's why the pressure is on us to win your case or settle the case in your favor.
Sometimes uncovering evidence and interviewing medical experts for your case cost money…lots of money. But, you can rest a little easier knowing Edgar Snyder & Associates covers the costs upfront – and you won't owe anything until you get compensation for what you've suffered.