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 serious injuries, including:
- Uterine wall embedment
- Infections and pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforations or obstructions of intestines
- Damage to organs
- Ectopic pregnancy
According to the lawsuits, 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 file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages. To learn more about Mirena complications, contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP today to discuss your potential legal options.
Mirena IUD Injuries 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 device is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider, where it can stay in place for up to 5 years. The IUD works to prevent pregnancy by releasing a low dose of levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestin hormone) directly into the uterus. According to the Mirena prescribing information, the IUD is recommended for women who have already had one child.
A growing number of young women have filed lawsuits that claim the device migrated from its position in the uterus, resulting in uterine perforations. Other lawsuit plaintiffs alleged 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.
Questionable Mirena IUD Marketing Claims
Lawsuits allege that Bayer made misleading claims in its marketing materials to increase sales of the birth control device. In fact, Bayer was warned by the FDA in 2009 that one of its Mirena promotions, 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.”
How to File a Lawsuit
Women injured by Mirena should consider filing 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 will be happy to answer any questions about the legal qualifications for filing a claim. Just fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-364-6688.