Cut Uterus Injury from Mirena IUD – Info from a Virginia Injury Lawyer | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Evidence is mounting which suggests that the Mirena IUD, a birth control device, has the propensity to cut (aka perforate) a woman’s uterus. Once the cut occurs, the device can become lodged in the abdominal cavity or even perforate other vital organs like the bowel, spleen, live, kidneys, and so on. If a cut uterus injury occurs, the victim may suffer serious side effects and will probably need surgery to repair the damage and remove the IUD. 

What exactly is the Mirena IUD?

Mirena is an intrauterine device (“IUD”) that releases a synthetic progestogen to prevent pregnancy.  It is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and is approved to remain in the uterus for up to five (5) years after insertion.  

The Mirena IUD was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in 2000. In 2009, the FDA decided to approve Mirena for women with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Over two million women in the United States reportedly use the Mirena IUD.

Who Manufactures Mirena?

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is the manufacturer of Mirena

What Would Be the Cause of Action?

An argument could be made that Mirena’s warning label is insufficient since it only warns about the risk of migration or suffering a cut/perforation during the insertion of the device. Nowhere on the label does it warn users of the potential for suffering a nick, cut, or perforation at a later point in the 5-year life span of Mirena. 

Consider Contacting a Birth Control Injury Attorney

As a female attorney, Emily Mapp Brannon, an associate with our firm understands how delicate and  uncomfortable talking about a Nuvaring claim can be for a woman. It’s good to have an attorney to evaluate your claim who gets it; and who believes in personalized service.