Since 1995, the use of IUD contraceptives has increased seven-fold, according to a study by the National Center for Health Statistics. The Mirena IUD by Bayer, FDA-approved in 2000, has helped lead that trend, and the device is used by more than 15 million women worldwide.
However, very serious complications associated with the Mirena IUD have affected thousands of women. Many women have dealt with implant movement into the abdomen, or vaginal hemorrhage – complications so severe that the women required Mirena removal surgery.
Authored by Gloria Mayer
Because Bayer failed to properly warn women of these serious risks, the company is facing liability.
If you or a loved one has undergone Mirena removal surgery due to complications, it is important to learn your legal options. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
The FDA has received over 47,000 reports of adverse events linked with the Mirena IUD, and the most common among these are device expulsion, device movement and vaginal hemorrhage. Many women have required Mirena removal surgery; many are infertile because of these complications.
Experts fear that many women using the devices still don’t know the risks. Or, they may not realize that certain health problems are linked to their IUD contraceptive.
The complications include:
While Bayer advised doctors of the most common Merina side effects, they failed to properly warn patients of the most severe of these. In fact, the company was reprimanded several times by the FDA for failing to disclose safety risks.
Instead, Mirena was marketed to busy moms at organized and scripted “Mom Central” parties, where they were told by company representatives and nurses that the device would help with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
Due to Bayer’s failure to properly warn patients of these risks, lawyers are helping those women and families affected by Mirena side effects file claims against the manufacturer for their injuries.
If you have experienced side effects from a Mirena IUD, your doctor can advise you about treatment options, and whether Mirena removal surgery is necessary for you.
It is equally important that you speak with a lawyer. Bayer now faces growing litigation from women who were injured by the devices or had to endure Mirena removal surgery.
A lawyer can explain the current litigation involving Mirena, as well as whether your case may qualify and how long you have to take action.
Before you choose a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugNews Center recommends only qualified defective drug law firms that have already handled Mirena lawsuits.
For more information on the side effects, warnings and legal action related to the Mirena IUD, 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