Dangerous Spontaneous Migration of the Mirena IUD in Women

In America, approximately 8.5% of women use some type of long-term reversible contraception. One commonly used contraceptive is the intrauterine device (IUD). This device is intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The IUD is a small, T-shaped flexible plastic that releases similar hormones found in oral contraceptives. This hormone is said to cause the lining of the uterus to thicken thus decreasing the chance of survival of the sperm which enter into the uterus. The IUD can be a more convenient option for women who do not wish to take a daily oral contraceptive.

A specific IUD, the Mirena IUD, is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. This IUD was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, and has been in Europe since 1991. Since then the FDA reports more than 45,000 adverse incidents caused by this contraceptive. Because of these effects, dozens of law suits have since been filed against Bayer. Some sue for punitive damages claiming that Bayer failed to warn of some dangerous side effects of the device; specifically of its spontaneous migration. Some have undergone surgery to have the device removed, only to need yet another surgery because the device migrated to the patient’s abdomen or other areas of the body. In extreme cases the device has caused infertility. Bayer is now under much scrutiny because of a series of complaints against this Mirena IUD and its dangerous side effects.

 Legal Commentary

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the dangerous and life threatening effects from the Mirena IUD. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of this contraceptive device, we encourage you to consult with one of our IUD attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim that is pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and hopefully will compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead IUD lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@lawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing IUD victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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