Between November 1997 and June 2012, over 45,000 adverse event reports of Mirena side effects were filed over the intrauterine birth control device, according to a recent statistic from AdverseEvents.com.
Manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the t-shaped alternative to condoms and the birth control pill has been suggested to cause Mirena IUD perforation, Mirena IUD infertility and other injuries.
The following Mirena side effects have been suggested to occur when the device becomes dislodged and migrates away from the uterus:
When the Mirena IUD migrates away from its original placement, it also no longer works to prevent pregnancy and may create the need for further surgical intervention, which, in some cases, may include a hysterectomy.
Despite these Mirena side effects, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has aggressively advertised the IUD to the “Busy Mom” demographic of women, touting its efficiency and convenience as a hassle-free form of birth control since it entered the marketplace in 2000. In turn, the company downplayed the health risks associated with Mirena. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became aware of Bayer’s over-promotion of the product, they sent a warning letter in 2009, letting the manufacturer know they were required to inform consumers of the potential for Mirena side effects to develop.
Instances of Mirena side effects have caused more and more patients to file Mirena IUD lawsuits, which are now starting to pile up in courts around the U.S. In response to these claims, Bayer took action last August by petitioning that all 16 Mirena lawsuits pending in New Jersey be consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) based in Superior Court, Middlesex County, NJ.
If you experienced any of the above Mirena side effects, you may be eligible to file a Mirena lawsuit. Contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to find out more about your legal rights by calling .