Mirena IUD Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one were implanted with the intrauterine contraceptive device Mirena® and experienced serious side effects, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP is currently investigating cases involving patients who have suffered serious injuries caused by the dislocation, expulsion or shifting of the device. Some have even required surgical intervention to remove devices that perforated the uterine wall and migrated to nearby areas in the body. Our firm's goal in handling these lawsuits is to seek justice on behalf of those who have experienced considerable pain, financial losses and emotional trauma associated with Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs). If you would like to find out what we can do to help, please schedule a free case evaluation with a Mirena IUD lawsuit attorney at our firm.
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Mirena IUD Linked to Serious Side Effects
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a contraceptive in December of 2000, Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a device that is inserted in the uterus and releases the hormone levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy. It is designed to last for five years, at which point it can be removed and replaced by a qualified professional. In spite of the benefits the Mirena IUD was seen to offer, including the convenience of a contraceptive that would last for five years, it has been linked to serious side effects.
The most serious of adverse events associated with Mirena is the shifting of the IUD, which can lead to the perforation of the uterine wall and even migration of the device into other areas of the body. Surgical intervention is the only treatment when this occurs. A trained surgeon will need to remove the device and repair any tears in the uterus or other organs. This particular side effect, termed extra-uterine migration, can cause a considerable amount of pain and may lead to bleeding and infection. Depending on the extent of damage the uterus sustains, the patient may require a complete hysterectomy. It could be life-threatening if a patient does not seek immediate treatment.
In addition to device migration and uterine perforation, there are other side effects that have been reported as potentially linked to Mirena intrauterine devices. These include:
- Expulsion of the device
- Dislocation of the device
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Severe vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Pregnancy while the device is implanted
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
All of these side effects may seriously affect a patient's quality of life. Our goal as attorneys is to represent the women who have been harmed by this device and to help them regain the same quality of life they once enjoyed. We can accomplish this through Mirena IUD lawsuits by securing financial compensation to help them rebuild and by holding the responsible party accountable to bring them peace of mind in knowing that justice has been served.
Make sure your case is in good hands. Contact a Mirena IUD lawyer at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP today and find out how we can help you.