Authored by Gloria Mayer
While these small, plastic implants fit easily inside the uterus, the FDA has reported of over 47,000 women with complications caused by the Mirena IUD device. Those associated with a Mirena perforation include:
In many cases, the injuries caused by a Mirena 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 or a loved one experienced an injury that required surgery to remove a Mirena IUD device, it is your right to seek legal counsel. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Mirena became popular through Bayer’s marketing to busy moms. For years, the company organized and scripted “Mom Central” parties where nurses and company representatives told women that the new IUD would make them “look and feel great.”
On several occasions, the FDA has warned Bayer about failing to reveal the more serious side effects of Mirena IUDs, yet marketing them as safe, convenient birth control alternatives.
Now, Bayer is spending nearly $1 billion to resolve similar lawsuits over its Yaz and Yasmin birth control – and the company faces growing litigation from women injured by Mirena. The growing numbers of Mirena claims are being consolidated into a federal court in Ohio.
In all the marketing, Bayer failed to disclose the risk of serious complications -- including Mirena perforation, one of the most severe.
If you have experienced symptoms -- like irregular bleeding or pain -- speak to your doctor right away to determine if you have suffered a Mirena perforation. Your case may qualify for a legal claim against Bayer. A lawyer can explain the litigation process, and advise you on your case. A lawyer can also advise you on the time-frame in which you must file your claim.
Before you choose a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugRisks Resource Center only recommends law firms that specialize in medical device injuries and have handled Mirena claims.
For more information on the Mirena IUD -- side effects, warnings and legal action -- contact us today. Your consultation with a lawyer is free. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.