Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney Firm Profile Attorney Profiles News and Events Contact Us

Wage and Overtime

Asbestos Lawyers

Personal Injury

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 untreated.

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 conditions.

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.

Contact us today for efficient legal services to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Public Citizen

Americas Top 100 Attorneys

Best D 2017

Attorney Web Design The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.