More than 45,000 reports of Mirena IUD complications have been submitted by patients who experienced Mirena IUD problems such as uterine perforations, device migration and more. The IUD contraceptive device has been growing in popularity, exposing more women to serious risks of Mirena complications. If you experienced Mirena IUD issues, consider filing a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the device, to seek justice for your expenses and injuries.
The Mirena IUD is a small t-shaped plastic contraceptive device that works by releasing a low dose of a synthetic progestin hormone directly into the uterus. It was approved by the FDA in 2000, and was recommended for women who have already birthed a child, though it is growing in popularity for younger women who have not had a child. It is inserted into the uterus by a doctor and can remain for up to five years. However, the device is prone to Mirena IUD issues, such as migrating from its original placement in the uterus.
When the Mirena IUD migrates, it can lead to infections and complications that range from not preventing pregnancy to causing permanent damage in fertility.
Potential Mirena complications include:
If a Mirena IUD migrates outside the uterus, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device, putting the patient at risk for further Mirena IUD issues.
In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Bayer advising that their advertising for Mirena IUD contained unsubstantiated claims and minimized the risks of Mirena IUD complications. The FDA found that Mirena promotional material overstates the effectiveness of the device and might deceive women about its risks and benefits.
Approximately two million women currently use the Mirena IUD, and that number is only expected to rise. Many of them are also becoming more aware of Mirena IUD problems. According to the FDA, Mirena was the 17th most searched for term on the agency website from August 2012 to October 2012.
Women who suffered from Mirena IUD problems are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer to seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, and more. As of August 2012, 16 Mirena IUD lawsuits were pending in New Jersey, and may be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation. Mirena lawsuits allege that the company neglected to warn patients about potential Mirena IUD issues, such as uterine perforations and complications caused by device migration.
To learn more, speak to a Mirena lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today. Call for a free and confidential case review.