Was your health and fertility put at risk by the Mirena IUD? Women around the country have been filing Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging the birth control device caused them to suffer serious injuries, including uterine perforations, migration of the device and other devastating complications, including:
- Uterine wall embedment
- Infections and pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforations or obstructions of intestines
- Damage to organs
- Ectopic pregnancy
According to court records, women who have suffered such problems often require surgery, and even then, the damage done to their reproductive organs is often permanent. If you or a loved one were injured by Mirena, there is help available. You may be eligible to sue Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD) and seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages. To learn more about filing a claim, contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at 1-888-364-6688 to discuss your legal options.
Injuries Caused by Mirena Can Be Permanent
The Mirena IUD was approved as a contraceptive in by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. In 2009, the FDA expanded Mirena’s approval to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who prefer an intrauterine device for contraception. The small, t-shaped, plastic birth control device is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider, where it can stay in place for up to 5 years. It works to prevent pregnancy by releasing a low dose of levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestin hormone) directly into the uterus. According to the prescribing information, Mirena is recommended for women who have already had one child.
A growing number of young women are suing, claiming the IUD migrated from its position in the uterus, resulting in uterine perforations. Other plaintiffs allege the IUD migrated outside of the uterus, damaged organs, or caused infections that diminished fertility or the ability to conceive. The Mirena IUD will no longer prevent pregnancy if it migrates from its original placement. Women who become pregnant while using Mirena are more likely to experience an ectopic pregnancy, or a miscarriage.
Mirena Marketing Tactics Questioned
Lawsuits allege that Bayer made misleading claims in its marketing materials to increase sales of the intrauterine device. In fact, Bayer was warned by the FDA in 2009 that one of its marketing campaigns for Mirena, which marketed the IUD to a “Busy Mom” demographic as a hassle-free form of birth control, overstated its effectiveness and downplayed its potentially serious risks. According to the FDA warning letter, Bayer wrongly claimed that Mirena had the ability to improve a woman’s sex life and help her “look and feel great.”
Take Action, Make Bayer Pay For Your Injuries
Women injured by Mirena should consider bringing a lawsuit to obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The lawyers of Bernstein Liebhard LLP are here to answer any questions about the eligibility criteria for filing a claim. To get started, please fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us directly at 1-888-364-6688.