Over the past decade, more women have turned to IUDs as an effective alternative to birth control pills. With lower failure rates and devices providing pregnancy prevention for up to 5 years at a time, many women find the minimally invasive implant procedure to be worthwhile.
The popular Mirena device, sold by Bayer, is now used by more than 2 million women each year in the United States and 15 million women worldwide. Unfortunately, experts have linked these implants to severe Mirena side effects.
The FDA has increasingly received reports of women using these devices suffering Mirena side effects such as:
In many cases, these complications are severe enough that patients must undergo painful revision surgery to remove the devices. Some have even caused infertility or intestinal perforation and blockage as a result.
Due to the failure of Bayer to properly warn patients of these risks, lawyers are helping those women and families affected by Mirena side effects file claims against the manufacturer for their injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered complications from a Mirena device that required removal, it is important to learn about your legal options. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
So far, the FDA has received more than 45,000 reports of women suffering complications linked to Mirena. The most common among these are device expulsion, device movement and vaginal hemorrhage.
While Bayer advised doctors of most common Merina side effects, they failed to properly warn patients of the most severe of these. In fact, the company was reprimanded several times by the FDA for failing to disclose safety risks.
Instead, Mirena was marketed to busy moms at organized “Mom Central” parties, where they were told by company representatives and nurses that the device would help with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
Bayer now faces growing litigation from the thousands of women affected by these defective devices. 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.