Many women have turned to long-term contraceptives like the Mirena IUD. The device is manufactured by Bayer, and millions of women use this device. The Mirena IUD has a low failure rate – and can be used for five years – making it a convenient, popular device among women.
However, thousands have reported serious complications linked to the Mirena IUD. For many women, the side effects are so severe they must undergo surgery to remove the device. Some women have become infertile as a result. Despite these serious complications, the FDA has not yet issued a Mirena recall.
Authored by Gloria Mayer
Because the company failed to warn patients of the risks or issue a Mirena recall, Bayer faces liability. Hundreds of women are pursuing legal claims against Bayer, and litigation is mounting.
If you or a loved one suffered complications caused by a Mirena IUD device, it is your right to learn about your legal options. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
The small, t-shaped plastic Mirena IUDs are implanted in the uterus by a healthcare professional, and work by releasing a progestin hormone to prevent pregnancy or control heavy menstrual bleeding. However, reports have shown the plastic devices can move inside the uterus, damaging the delicate uterine wall, even migrating into the abdomen.
Since the device was approved in 2000, the FDA has received thousands of reports regarding complications linked to Mirena IUDs. These include uterus perforation, infection, pelvic inflammation, ovarian cysts, and irregular bleeding. Many women have required surgical removal of the device, and many are infertile because of these complications.
The FDA has reprimanded Bayer for failing to disclose safety risks of Mirena. However, the FDA has not yet issued a Mirena recall. Experts fear that, without a Mirena recall, many more women will suffer serious complications. This will only increase the claims against Bayer.
A growing number of women are filing lawsuits in several states. If you feel you have a claim, contact a lawyer for a free consultation. A lawyer can explain the legal process involving Mirena, and advise you whether your case qualifies.
In choosing a lawyer, make sure you find a professional with experience in complex cases like this – which involves fighting a large drug company. They must be qualified to hand this type of lawsuit.
The DrugNews Resource Center recommends only qualified defective drug law firms that have previously settled Mirena lawsuits, to ensure your case is handled properly and quickly.
For more information on the Mirena IUD -- side effects, warnings and legal action, or to speak with a lawyer -- contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
Last Modified: Monday, March 10, 2014