Mirena Injury Lawyers
Passionate Representation to Clients Injured by Defective Products
Physicians and medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to provide
safe and effective products to patients. If you have suffered harmful
side effects from the Mirena IUD, Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP can
help. Our defective product attorneys can investigate your situation and
provide compassionate, diligent legal services. We know you are going
through a stressful and emotional time. That is why our firm strives to
handle the legal issues so you can focus on healing. Whatever your situation,
we can guide you through the process as you pursue compensation. Call
our Mirena injury lawyers today at (888) 811-9747 for tenacious representation.
The Dangers of Mirena IUD
Mirena is a popular intrauterine device (IUD) that is inserted into the
uterus by a doctor in a non-surgical procedure. It releases hormones to
help prevent pregnancy and reduce heavy periods. While it provides many
benefits, it also carries serious health risks. In some situations, it
can even cause permanent damage and death.
You should not use Mirena if you:
- Are pregnant/might be pregnant
- Are prone to infections
- Have a history of liver or heart disease
- Have cervical, uterine, or breast cancer
- Have large fibroid tumors or unexplained vaginal bleeding
These preexisting conditions may increase your risk of suffering a harmful
side effect from using Mirena. Furthermore, if you are breastfeeding,
your risk of perforation (a dangerous condition where the IUD may attach
to, or go through, the wall of the uterus) may increase. This condition
could result in organ damage, internal bleeding and scarring, and infections.
Other side effects include cysts on the ovaries, which may require surgery,
heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and infections. Life-threatening infections
generally occur within the first few days after insertion. The most common
infection is sepsis, particularly Group A streptococcal sepsis (GAS).
Severe pain, chills, vaginal discharge, and fever may be signs of an infection
from Mirena, and you should tell your doctor right away if you experience
any of these symptoms.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) has also occurred in patients using Mirena.
This disease is life-threatening, and is generally transmitted through
sexual intercourse. It can cause ectopic pregnancy, persistent pelvic
pain, and infertility. While mild cases can be treated with antibiotics,
more severe cases of PID require surgery, and possibly hysterectomy (removal
of the uterus). Physicians have a responsibility to provide prompt, accurate
diagnosis of the side effects of Mirena. If your doctor negligently prescribes
Mirena or fails to provide adequate treatment for your condition, our
Mirena injury lawyers can represent you as you pursue compensation.
The Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy
Should you become pregnant while using Mirena, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy
is high. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg is fertilized outside
of the uterus and does not properly attach to the uterine wall. This may
cause severe pain, internal bleeding, infertility, and even death if left
As a medical emergency, an ectopic pregnancy usually requires surgery.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately, and to tell your
doctor if you have any symptoms of infections or other side effects from
using Mirena. Even if the egg does attach to the uterine wall, there is
still a risk of premature delivery, miscarriage, infection, and death
if the IUD is not removed. Sometimes, however, the IUD cannot be removed
after you become pregnant. In this situation, your doctor should monitor
your condition and watch for signs of infections and other life-threatening
Call Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP Today at (888) 811-9747
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, we provide compassionate representation
to clients who have suffered harmful medical conditions because of Mirena.
If your doctor negligently prescribed Mirena or failed to take action
to protect your life, you may pursue a financial settlement. Depending
on the situation, you may be able to seek compensation for pain and suffering,
disability, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, and medical
bills. Our experienced defective product attorneys can analyze your situation
and gather evidence to build your case.
today for efficient legal services to fight for the compensation you deserve.