A recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics indicated the use of IUD contraceptives has risen more than 700% since 1995. The Mirena IUD by Bayer is among the most popular, used by more than 2 million women in the United States each year.
Unfortunately, thousands of women have reported serious side effects after receiving these implants, some so severe that they require Mirena removal surgery.
The FDA has received more than 46,000 adverse reports related to Mirena, with patient complaints including:
In some cases, Mirena removal surgery required by these complications has even left women infertile.
If you have experienced side effects from a Mirena IUD, it is important to speak with your doctor about your treatment options and whether it may be best to undergo surgery to remove the device.
Also, lawyers are helping those affected by Mirena IUDs file claims for their injuries, based on the failure of Bayer to properly warn of the dangers.
If you or a loved one underwent Mirena removal surgery due to complications, it is important to learn about your legal options. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Although the FDA has disclosed thousands of reports of side effects from Mirena IUDs, experts fear that many women using the devices still don’t know the risks or may not know that their complications are linked to their contraceptive.
On several occasions, Bayer has been reprimanded by the FDA for failing to disclose the dangers of Mirena IUD side effects, while marketing them as safe, convenient and innovative birth control alternatives.
For years, Bayer organized “Mom Central” community parties, where nurses and company representatives targeted busy moms with scripted claims that Mirena would help with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.” They have since ceased these gatherings after warnings from the FDA.
Bayer now faces growing litigation from thousands of women who were injured by the devices or had to endure Mirena removal surgery. Experts predict the cases may eventually be consolidated into a federal court as the number of claims increase.
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 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.