When Mirena IUDs were launched over a decade ago, they offered a unique alternative to birth control: hassle-free prevention that lasted up to 5 years. As a result, more than 2 million women each year in the United States now use the devices.
Unfortunately, thousands of reports to the FDA have linked these implants to serious side effect and injury risks. One of the most severe of these is Mirena perforation.
Although these small, plastic implants are made to fit comfortably inside the uterus, they can move throughout the uterus, embed into the uterine wall, or even tear through it.
Some of the complications associated with a Mirena perforation include:
In many cases, the injuries caused by an IUD perforating the uterine wall or migrating into the abdomen are so severe that patients must undergo surgery to remove the devices. Some have even suffered infertility by the physical damage.
If you have experienced irregular bleeding, pain, or swelling in the vaginal or pelvic area, it is important to speak with your doctor to determine if you have suffered a Mirena perforation.
Also, it is important to know your legal options if you have suffered an injury from this device. Litigation is growing against Bayer as lawyers help those affected file claims based on the failure of the manufacturer to properly warn of the 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.
Mirena became hugely popular through aggressive marketing by Bayer over the past decade. For years, the company organized “Mom Central” parties where nurses and company representatives targeted busy moms with scripted claims that the new IUD would help with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
On several occasions, the FDA has reprimanded Bayer for failing to disclose the more serious side effects of Mirena IUDs, while marketing them as safe, convenient and innovative birth control alternatives.
Now, the same company spending nearly $1 billion to resolve blood clot lawsuits over its Yaz and Yasmin birth control faces growing litigation from the women injured by Mirena. Experts predict Mirena claims may eventually be consolidated into a federal court as the number of claims increase, as they were with Yaz.
If you suffered Mirena perforation 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.