You may qualify to file a Mirena lawsuit if you suffered from uterine perforation or other serious complication associated with the IUD. A growing number of women are filing claims alleging Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings about the serious risks associated with the birth control device.
Mirena Lawsuit Allegations
Complications associated with Mirena are extremely serious, and often require emergency surgical intervention to remove the device. Injuries caused by Mirena can endanger a woman’s fertility, as well as her life. An increasing number of woman who have experienced devastating side effects are choosing to pursue product liability lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. These lawsuits allege that plaintiffs suffered severe physical injuries, as well as substantial pain and suffering after being implanted with the device. They further accuse Bayer of exaggerating the benefits of Mirena and downplaying its potential risks.
In 2009, the FDA also accused Bayer of overstating Mirena benefits and understating its potentially serious complications. In a warning letter sent to the company, the FDA took issue with live, in-home Mirena promotional events Bayer was coordinating with a popular social networking website. During these presentations, attendees were promised Mirena would improve couples’ relationships and sex lives. The letter pointed out that many Mirena users had complained about side effects including irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts, back pain, weight increase, breast pain and tenderness, and acne. None of these Mirena complications would help a woman look or feel ‘great,’ the FDA said.
Have you suffered from Mirena Complications?
You may have a case if your device caused you to experience any of the following side effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Perforation of the uterus
- Migration of the device into the uterus, or outside the uterus
- Expulsion of the Mirena IUD
- Embedment in the uterus
- Erosion into the uterus or adjacent areas, such as the vagina
- Peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane in the abdominal cavity)
- Organ damage
- Intestinal perforation or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Need for surgical removal
The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently offering free lawsuit evaluations to victims of these side effects. For a free consultation and to learn if you qualify to file a Mirena lawsuit, please fill out the Free Case Evaluation form on this page or call us at 1-888-990-2869.