Mirena IUD Side Effects

Thousands of women nationwide have reported severe and painful injuries including uterine perforation that may be linked to their Mirena IUD birth control device. We are helping women who have experienced Mirena IUD problems, call us today to learn how we can help you.


Approved by the FDA in 2000, the Mirena IUD is a small, t-shaped plastic birth control device. It is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and works by releasing a low does of a synthetic hormone designed to prevent pregnancy. Since its approval, FDA statistics indicate that Mirena IUD side effects have accounted for thousands of adverse health event reports made to the agency.  Migration of the device was the second most-common Mirena IUD complication.

In late 2009, the FDA sent a warning letter to Bayer, the makers of the Mirena IUD. The FDA took issue with the methods of promotion Bayer was using in regards to direct marketing program involving Mirena representatives who traveled to the homes of consumers. The FDA’s warning letter stated that the marketing “overstates the efficacy of Mirena, presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena.

Mirena IUD Complications

Many patients have experienced the following complications from their Mirena IUD:

  • Uterine perforation
  • Migration of the IUD device
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Infection
  • Complications from removal of device
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cervix perforation
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one experienced any serious side effects from your Mirena IUD, you may want to consider your potential legal claim. For more information, or to speak with someone experienced in handling Mirena IUD injury cases, call us toll-free at 1.800.887.8029. Zimmerman Reed has successfully represented tens of thousands of clients injured by defective medical devices and we welcome any questions you may have.