Julia had no idea that her infertility and infections could be associated with Mirena until she researched online - after getting nowhere with her doctor. “I have suffered three miscarriages following the use of the Mirena. I have had no problems conceiving previously - before I had the IUD,” Julia says in an e-mail. “Losing a baby early on is a very painful process with no explanation. But I think this Mirena is to blame.” When Julia insisted that the Mirena be removed, it had migrated to her uterine tissue and had to be surgically removed.
Bridget had an ectopic pregnancy while she had the Mirena. Ectopic pregnancy can be very dangerous for the mother and usually results in a miscarriage. It can also lead to infertility. “Fortunately I had my son before my doctor advised that I get off Yasmin and use the Mirena,” Bridget says. “I know about Yasmin and Yaz complications but getting this IUD was the biggest mistake of my life. The Mirena was embedded in my fallopian tubes. I had it removed three years ago and I have had two miscarriages. Now I wonder if my son will be an only child. I am a healthy woman - what else could account for this?”
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In addition to loss of earnings, medical bills and pain and suffering, Brown is also seeking punitive damages against Bayer for placing Mirena on the market with a “wanton reckless disregard for public safety.” The Case is 5:2015cv04333.
Although Bayer has included in the Mirena label that migration of the device may occur, it only refers to migration at the time of the IUD insertion. A common complaint amongst plaintiffs such as Zabrinah Brown, Julia and Bridget is spontaneous migration risks after insertion. Mirena lawsuits claim that Bayer’s claims regarding the safety of Mirena are misleading.