If you’ve used the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), you may have been exposed to serious and permanent physical harm because of complications associated with its use.
The deaths of 42 women have been linked to the Mirena IUD contraceptive. The FDA has received 45,000 reports of problems related to Mirena, and a growing number of victims have filed suit against the device’s manufacturer, Bayer, which has led to the consolidation of cases into a single multidistrict litigation.
Roughly two out of every 1,000 women that were fitted with Mirena and other IUDs reported cases of uterine perforation and further complications.
Mirena is a small, plastic t-shaped intrauterine contraceptive device which slowly releases hormones into the body, through the uterus, to provide continuous birth control for up to five or ten years. Mirena was approved, as a birth control IUD, by the FDA in 2000 then again in 2009 to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
Some of the common complications associated with the Mirena IUD include the following:
These complications may require a doctor to surgically remove the device. In severe cases a hysterectomy may be needed.
To learn more about how you may be entitled to compensation, our Mirena lawsuit attorneys provide free consultations to any person who believes they have an injury claim due to this dangerous device.
The Mirena IUD is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, which has come under fire in recent years for the high risk of blood clots in women taking two other brands of Bayer contraceptives, Yaz and Yasmin.
In Dec. 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Bayer regarding the aggressive marketing tactics it used to promote Mirena.
According to the FDA, Bayer may have overstated the benefits of the device while minimizing its risks. Advertisements declaring Mirena would improve the relationships and sex lives of women who took it were common, while there was no objective evidence of either claim.
As of mid-2014, more than 2,000 complaints have been filed by women who experienced dangerous or severely debilitating side effects from the Mirena IUD.
Several thousand more cases are expected to be added to the litigation before these cases are taken to trial in 2015.
If you or someone you love used Mirena and suffered any health consequences, you may be eligible for compensation.
To take the first step in fighting for your rights, contact The Edwards Law Firm today. Call our Mirena lawsuit attorneys at 800.304.9246 or fill out our online evaluation form.