Millions of women use Mirena in the U.S., according to its manufacturer Bayer. It is one of the most popular levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems worldwide. But according to its maker’s most recent annual report, as of January 2019, 2,360 Mirena users in the U.S. have sued Bayer. There are also five Canadian lawsuits regarding Mirena against Bayer.
If you are one of the women who have been suffering from a Mirena IUD injury, don’t hesitate to reach out to Ged Lawyers, LLP. Our experienced Florida Mirena IUD attorney can explain your legal options and the best way to handle your claim.
The Problem with the Mirena IUD
Mirena works by providing women a continuous dose of the progestin hormone when it’s placed in the uterus. It is the only intrauterine device (IUD) that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved both as birth control or contraceptive and treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. It’s designed to be effective for up to five years. Sounds perfect, right? But based on FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) records, there have been 109,307 adverse events or reactions concerning Mirena as of March 2021. 47,084 of those events are considered serious cases, and 150 even included deaths.
Plaintiffs are alleging various personal injuries caused by using Mirena, including ectopic pregnancies, perforations of the uterus, and/or false brain tumor, and are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They likewise claim, among others, that Mirena is a defective product and that Bayer should have known or was aware of the risks related to its use but didn’t provide users with sufficient warning.
Mirena IUD Injuries
Although no one is discounting the fact that Mirena has worked properly for some women, unfortunately, some women have sustained painful and immensely serious side effects. The following are the most common injuries related to the use of Mirena:
- Uterine perforation
- IUD embedment in the uterus
- Scarring or adhesions in the uterus
- IUD migration outside the uterus
- Pregnancy, which comes with an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, sepsis, as well as premature delivery and/or labor
- Need for hysterectomy
- Severe pain after inserting the device, sometimes followed by sepsis
- Intestinal perforations
- Abdominal cavity inflammation
- Bowel obstructions
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension or false brain tumor (pseudotumor cerebri)
Seek Legal Advice from an Experienced Florida Mirena IUD Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered severe side effects from using Mirena, you may be able to hold Bayer legally liable for your injuries. Here at Ged Lawyers, LLP, we are devoted to fighting on behalf of and advocating for innocent people who have been injured by dangerous and defective medical devices and other products. It’s very common for manufacturers to market their products deceptively, putting money over the safety of users by hiding essential details about potential adverse effects.
Our experienced Florida Mirena injury attorney can offer aggressive and compassionate legal representation to help you secure fair compensation for the losses you have incurred. To schedule a free review of your case, please fill out our online form.