Since Mirena IUD contraceptives were approved by the FDA in 2000, more than 10 million women have chosen them over oral birth control pills. Unfortunately, experts are now warning of severe side effect risks.
The FDA has received thousands of reports of complications from Mirena and has warned Bayer about failing to disclose these risks to patients. Although the device is still on the market, those injured can file a claim against the manufacturer with the help of a Mirena lawyer.
The small, plastic, t-shaped Mirena implants are designed to be fitted into the uterus by a healthcare professional, where a steady hormone release can prevent pregnancy and treat heavy menstruation for up to 5 years.
However, reports to the FDA indicate the pronged devices can perforate the uterine wall, causing hemorrhaging, infection and bleeding. They can also embed into or tear through the uterus, travelling into the abdomen or damaging other organs. In many cases, women have had to undergo surgery to remove the implants.
Those injured by these defective IUDs may be entitled to recover for their damages due to the failure of Bayer to properly warn of the risks. A Mirena lawyer can explain the current litigation and how to file a claim.
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 on Mirena litigation or to speak with a lawyer.
The FDA recently indicated that through June of 2012, they have received nearly 46,000 adverse reports of patient side effects linked to Mirena IUDs. While many of these were due to device expulsion, many dealt with more serious problems such as implant movement or vaginal hemorrhage that can require surgery.
Although patients shouldn’t seek legal action unless a drug or medical device caused them injury, a Mirena lawyer can explain the studies clearly linking these IUDs to injuries and how Bayer has continued selling them regardless.
In fact, the FDA has warned Bayer on several occasions about failing to disclose all the risks of Mirena, while they targeted busy moms through organized “Mom Central” events. For years, women were told the devices could actually improve intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
Bayer now faces potential lawsuits from thousands of patients affected by these devices. With litigation growing in several states, experts predict they may eventually be consolidated into one court, or even a special federal multi-district court in the future.
A Mirena lawyer can explain the current criteria for filing a lawsuit, as well as whether your case qualifies and how long you 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.