Millions of women have switched to IUDs like Bayer’s Mirena as an alternative form of birth control due to the lack of daily ingestion and prevention that can last for up to 5 years.
Unfortunately, the FDA has now received more than 45,000 reports indicating these IUDs can cause severe side effects and permanent injury. Among the most common of these are Mirena cysts, or ovarian cysts.
Ovarian cysts occur when ovarian follicles grow into fluid-filled sacs inside the ovaries instead of releasing an egg. While these cysts can be harmless, they can also lead to severe complications if they get bigger or if they burst. In such instances, patients may require surgery.
During clinical trials, approximately 12% of women using Mirena IUDs developedovarian cysts. Some of the symptoms of Mirena cysts include:
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it is important to speak with your doctor to determine if you have developed Mirena cysts.
If you suffered an injury while using Mirena, it is also important to know your legal options. Bayer now faces growing litigation as lawyers help those affected file claims based on the failure of the manufacturer to properly warn of dangers.
If you or a loved one experienced an injury that required surgery to remove a Mirena IUD device, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
The FDA has already warned Bayer several times for failing to disclose the more serious side effects of Mirena IUDs. For years, the company organized “Mom Central” parties where nurses and company representatives targeted busy moms with scripted claims that the device would help with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
Now, after committing nearly $1 billion to resolve claims that their Yaz and Yasmin birth control drugs caused dangerous blood clots, Bayer faces litigation from thousands of women injured by Mirena. Experts predict that, like Yaz, Mirena claims may eventually be consolidated into a federal court as the number of claims rise
If you developed Mirena cysts or a similar injury, a lawyer can explain the current litigation, 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 DrugRisk Resource Center only recommends law firms that specialize in medical device injuries and have handled thousands of claims.
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.