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Miami, FLAfter more than 45,000 adverse event reports, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the maker of the Mirena IUD for a number of health complications. Three lawsuits in the last month alone allege the IUD caused intracranial hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri; uterine perforations; ectopic pregnancies; miscarriage and more…

Mirena Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

A Mirena lawsuit was filed in March 2016 in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of Daphne Houck against Bayer. Houck claims she suffered Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) (a fluid buildup around the brain that can lead to severe headaches and issues with vision) caused by the Mirena IUD. Her symptoms included blurry vision and temporary loss of vision and headaches after the intrauterine device was implanted.

Houck alleges the Mirena IUD caused the IIH and that Bayer failed to provide warnings to potential users, and the medical community, regarding the potential risk. Further, Houck claims Bayer was aware, or should have been aware, of the risk from the release of the synthetic hormone levongestral, which causes, or contributes to, the development of IIH, a severe brain condition that can lead to permanent blindness.

Courtney in Vancouver says she had the Mirena IUD inserted in July 2014 and just three months later, she was diagnosed with IIH. “I have been dealing with IIH ever since,” she says.
“I believe the Mirena damaged my optic nerve and it has left me with a blind spot in one eye. I’m only 26 years old.”


Mirena uterine perforation

Kathy in Florida says the Mirena perforated her uterine wall. “Before finding this out, I found out I was pregnant. I went to the doctor who told me it was an ectopic pregnancy and it ended in a miscarriage,” Kathy says.

Cindy in South Carolina suffered a perforated uterus. “The Mirena caused the perforation, which resulted in an unplanned pregnancy,” she says. “My baby was born at 26 weeks and now suffers from Cerebral palsy, PVL, development delay, hearing and vision impairment, and more.”

Janet in Alberta had the Mirena embedded in her uterine wall. “Last year I had surgery to have it removed but not before I suffered terrible cramps and pain, and it left me emotionally drained,” she says. “I learned that I also had a cyst on my ovary. Now I miss my period every other month or so and I’m scared that I can’t get pregnant.”

Mirena pregnancy, miscarriage and wrongful death

More than 62,000 complaints have been lodged about pregnancy involving Mirena, Paragard and Skyla between 2010 and 2016. Mirena has more than 45,000 of those complaints. But doctors, manufacturers and the CDC still say the chances of pregnancy with an IUD are rare and report the failure rate as less than one percent.

Abigail Lane from Houston filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bayer and its Mirena IUD. In her lawsuit, filed in Macon federal court, Lane said her son was stillborn in 2013 because of the use of the intrauterine device that she had implanted in 2009. The lawsuit argues that Bayer failed to communicate risks of serious conditions from using the device. Those conditions include susceptibility to infections and the possibility of miscarriage if a woman becomes pregnant while on Mirena.

Cora in California had the Mirena inserted in 2010 and had it removed four years later. “My doctor told me to wait three months before intercourse and after that there was no reason I couldn’t get pregnant,” she says. “We waited five months and I suffered a miscarriage. And another. I needed a D&C and being pro-life, this procedure was traumatic. I’ve been depressed ever since and feel like time is running out if I want to have children…”

Because there are numerous claims against Mirena, it is difficult to consolidate all the claims into a single case. If more victims of Mirena continue to report similar complaints, however, their cases could be combined into a single class-action suit against Bayer.

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hi im a 27 year old female ,I had the mirena place in april 2014 8 weeks after a health birth. the last few months ive recently started having issues with my mirena, I have cysts on my cervix , several on both my ovaries and now a 1 cm liver hemangioma , ive never had this before , along with my liver enyzmes tripled the amount theyre suppose to be for over 3 weeks now , I have an amppointment tomorrow to have it removed at 230, further more ill be asking her to do an ultrasound to see the cysts and how big they are.

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My name is rita and I'm 28 years old. I had the mirena put in right at a year ago. I knew that it wouldn't keep me from getting pregnant 100% but they didn't tell me what happens with that few percent it doesn't work for. I was part of that few percent last week. I found myself in the emergency room bc I kept passing out but I had also been cramping really bad for about a week and bleeding. I just thought it was my period and I was constipated. Little did I know, I was pregnant and the baby or whatever it was started growing in my filopian tube and it burst. I was rushed to emergency surgery. I lost 650 mL of blood into my stomach and if I would have waited one more day, I would have bled out. The mirena had also punctured my uteran wall and I had an infection inside me from all of this. Now I have only one tube and can only get pregnant certain half the year if I wanted to.

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I am a 34 year old white female from West Virginia. In 2006 I had Mirena placed at my 6 week check-up from having my second child. In 2009 I started experiencing lower left side abdominal pain. My primary care physician ordered a CT which indicated that the device had shifted and was against the left side of my uterus but there was no perforations. That same CT reviled a small cyst on my spleen and recommend a follow up ultrasound. That ultrasound did confirm it was a cyst but it also spotted a lesion on my liver. After several more CT's, an MRI and consult with a gastroenterologist I was told that it was a hemangioma that was most likely a result of the Mirena use. At that point in time my husband and I made the decision to have the device removed and he had a vasectomy done. Everything seemed to be fine and no other issues had presented. I recently started have digestive issues that included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating. I instantly thought it was my gallbladder and requested an ultrasound. That ultrasound was preformed two days ago and showers that the liver lesion has now more than doubled in size and the splenic cyst went from barely 1cm to 10cm. I am currently waiting for a phone call from UPMC to see what needs done. My records were immediately taken to the surgical clinic. Is this one of the issues that others have had with Mirena? I do have a radiology report and physician note that do state this is correlated to the use of birth control.

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