Injuries Linked to Mirena Birth Control Device
Dubendorf Law Firm is currently investigating injuries related to women’s use of the Mirena birth control device manufactured by Bayer Corporation. Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD which is used to prevent pregnancy. The small, plastic Mirena IUD devices are designed to be implanted into the uterus by a healthcare professional, where they release small doses of a progestin hormone to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. The implants have also been approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
Since Mirena IUDs were released in 2000, they have been used by more than 10 million women in the United States as their choice of birth control. Unfortunately, many patients have now reported severe complications related to these devices. So far, the FDA has issued several warnings to Bayer, the maker of Mirena, but has not issued a recall. Dubedorf Law Firm is helping those women and families affected by injury file a Mirena lawsuit. Recently, evidence has shown that Mirena may be causing serious side effects, such as:
- Expulsion of the Mirena IUD
- Complications that result in surgery to remove Mirena IUD
- Uterine perforations
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
It is alleged that the Mirena® IUD caused an ectopic pregnancy along with other injuries for several women. An ectopic pregnancy is one of the most serious side effects that have been associated with the Mirena® IUD, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
An ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a life-threatening condition and with this, a pregnancy forms somewhere outside of the womb. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mentioned that EP is one of the most serious side effects associated with the Mirena® IUD, along with:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Group A streptococcal sepsis
- Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
The FDA is now receiving reports of women experiencing side effects such as perforation or embedment of Mirena devices into uterine walls which can cause infection, bleeding and inflammation. In some cases this even results in infertility or movement of the device into the abdomen where other organs are injured.
Those affected by the severe side effects of these devices may be able to recover substantial compensation through a Mirena lawsuit due to the failure of Bayer to properly warn of the risks.
If you or a loved one has experienced any complications from use of the Mirena IUD birth control device, then you may be entitled to financial compensation.