Since 2000, millions of women have used Mirena IUD. They have trusted the devices to perform as advertised and safely provide birth control and menstrual relief. But, more and more medical studies have revealed that usage of a Mirena IUD could cause significant harm.
What is Mirena IUD?
The Mirena IUD is an intrauterine device manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. It is a small, flexible T-shaped device that once inserted into the cervix releases a low dose of the synthetic hormone levonorgestrel. In 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena to be used as an intrauterine contraceptive. The Mirena IUD was then marketed as preferable long-term birth control, lasting up to 5 years, then oral birth control pills. In 2009, the FDA additionally approved the device as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.
Mirena IUD Complications and Side Effects
In recent years, hundreds of thousands of women have reported dangerous side effects from Mirena IUD usage. Also, many medical studies have shown the device as the cause of several serious complications.
The following side effects and complications have been linked to Mirena IUD usage:
- Elevation of Blood Pressure
- Intensive Cramping
- Pelvic Pain
- Migration of the IUD
- Preparation of the Uterus or Cervix
- Ovarian Cysts
- Pelvic Infections
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Cervical or Endometrial Cancer
- Pseudotumor Cerebri (fluid buildup in the brain)
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (causing nerve damage and blindness)
Many of these conditions have required the affected women to have many surgeries to remove the Mirena device and correct any internal damage.
Compensation for Mirena IUD Injuries
The FDA has issued two warning letters to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals about its marketing of Mirena IUD. They accuse the manufacturer of:
- Overstating Mirena IUD effectiveness
- Downplaying Mirena IUD risks
- Failing to properly inform women in their doctors of side effects and complications
- Hosting misleading links about Mirena on Internet search engines
If proven negligent, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals could be made to compensate for:
- All Medical Costs (past, present, and future)
- Loss of Wages (past, current and projected)
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
Getting Help with Your Mirena IUD Claim
Have you suffered complications from the use of a Mirena IUD? You could receive compensation from the product manufacturer.
You should understand a Mirena IUD compensation claim could be difficult. You will have to prove how the Mirena IUD caused you harm and how the manufacturer was negligent. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals will fight hard to dispute your claim. You need someone on your side.
Our experienced attorneys will fight for your rights and help get the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free evaluation of your claim to see if we can help you. Let our family and your family.