Despite the reports of Mirena IUD side effects and increasing lawsuits, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the device’s manufacturer, recently received FDA approval for a new IUD contraceptive device.

The Skyla is a new hormone releasing intrauterine device, similar to the Mirena IUD, that is inserted into the uterus and intended to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. It is the first new IUD to receive FDA approval in more than 10 years, according a Bayer press release. The device is supposed to have a 99 percent effectiveness rate in preventing pregnancy, although 22 percent of the clinical trial participants had to have the device removed due to side effects such as vulvovaginitis, abdominal or pelvic pain, acne or seborrhea, ovarian cyst, headache, and other problems.

Concerningly, like the Mirena IUD, the Skyla trial also showed low incidences of ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and device displacement, causing uterine perforation.

Mirena IUD Side Effects Lead to Increasing Mirena Lawsuits

Bayer’s previous IUD contraceptive device, the Mirena IUD, received FDA approval in 2000, and has been linked to high numbers of reports of serious Mirena complications, including device migration, uterine perforations, infection, ectopic pregnancy, and even permanent damages to fertility. According to, over 45,000 women have suffered from Mirena IUD complications.

Mirena migration is one of the particularly alarming side effects. Not only will the contraceptive device no longer prevent pregnancy if it migrates from its original placement, but it will require surgical removal and can cause severe problems such as abscesses, perforations of the uterus, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Despite these alarming risks, the Mirena IUD has been growing in popularity, with approximately two million women in the United States currently using the IUD device.

Women who suffered Mirena IUD complications are filing lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries. Mirena IUD lawsuits allege that Bayer was at fault for designing a defective product and failing to warn women about the potential risks associated with the device, such as spontaneous migration and other adverse effects.

If you received a Mirena IUD and experienced side effects, speak to a Mirena IUD lawyer at our firm today to learn more about how to protect your legal rights. It is important to keep track of your medical appointments and expenses, documenting any doctor’s visits, missed work days, and treatments you undergo. Make sure you request a copy of your medical records.

The Mirena IUD lawyers understand the sensitive nature of you injuries and will be the best advocates for your claims. Call today (877) 779-1414 for a free and confidential case review.

Published January 25, 2013 by