Since Mirena IUDs were released in 2000, they have been used by more than 10 million women in the United States. Unfortunately, many patients have now reported severe complications related to these devices.
So far, the FDA has issued several warnings to Bayer, the maker of Mirena, but has not issued a recall. Lawyers are helping those women and families affected by injury file a Mirena lawsuit.
The small, plastic Mirena IUD devices are designed to be implanted into the uterus by a healthcare professional, where they release small doses of a progestin hormone to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. The implants have also been approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
The FDA is now receiving reports of women experiencing side effects such as perforation or embedment of Mirena devices into uterine walls which can cause infection, bleeding and inflammation. In some cases this even results in infertility or movement of the device into the abdomen where other organs are injured.
Those affected by the severe side effects of these devices may be able to recover substantial compensation through a Mirena lawsuit due to the failure of Bayer to properly warn of the risks.
If you or a loved one suffered complications from a Mirena device that required removal, it is important to learn your legal options. Contact us today for the latest Mirena lawsuit updates or to speak with a lawyer.
So far, the FDA has received more than 45,000 reports of patient side effects from Mirena. Most common among these are device expulsion, device movement and vaginal hemorrhage. Many complications are so severe that patients must undergo painful revision surgery to remove the IUD.
Instead of warning potential patients of the severe risks of Mirena, Bayer actually marketed the devices to busy moms at organized “Mom Central” parties as a way to improve intimacy and “look and feel great.” The FDA reprimanded the company several times and they have since ceased such promotions.
Now, Bayer faces growing litigation from the thousands of women affected by these defective devices. Pending lawsuits in the company’s headquarter state of New Jersey may soon be consolidated into one court, or even a larger Mirena lawsuit in federal court in the future.
Lawyers are available to help those who’ve been affected by Mirena injuries understand the litigation process, as well as whether their case qualifies and how long they have to take action.
Medical device injury claims can be complex legal matters. Before choosing 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 drug and medical device litigation 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.