Mirena IUD Information
If you experienced complications as a result of a Mirena IUD device, you are entitled to reimbursement for your loss. Contact a top drug recall lawyer to discuss your Mirena lawsuit. Profits should not be placed ahead of proper safety studies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mirena IUD contraceptives in 2000. Mirena is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, which is a subsidiary of the Bayer Company headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany. Millions of women were convinced to use Mirena over oral contraceptives. Experts recently started to warn women of severe side effect risks. The Bayer Company failed to warn patients of risks. We are helping women affected by the side effects of the Mirena device by filing claims against the manufactured for their injuries.
Mirena Side Effects
Mirena, a hormonal intrauterine device, is a long-acting reversible contraceptive and are widely used to prevent pregnancy. The T-shaped device is implanted in the uterus through a cylindrical sterile inserter. The Mirena device can remain in the body for up to five years. The birth control hormone releases slowly in the uterus. The Mirena device alters the wall of the uterus, and by thickening the mucus on the cervical wall prevents sperm from entering the uterus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received many reports of women who used Mirena IUD devices and suffered serious side effects. In many cases intestinal perforation and blockage or infertility were experienced. Some of the complications caused many of the cases to undergo revision surgery to remove the devices.
Ectopic pregnancy is one of the side effects of the Mirena IUD device and occurs while using the device. Ectopic pregnancies are also known as tubal pregnancies and occur when the egg is fertilized outside of the uterus. Side effects include infection, irregular bleeding, infertility, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammation, uterine wall perforation, the Mirena device migrating into other organs, miscarriages and the Mirena device embedding in the uterine wall. If the Mirena device migrates outside the uterine, it can cause scarring. Infertility can be caused by scarring and in severe cases a patient may even require a hysterectomy.
Injuries caused by Mirena often result in mild to severe bleeding. Complications that are associated with bleeding include ovarian cysts, infection, migrating of the Mirena device into the abdomen, Mirena device damaging the uterine wall, intestinal perforation and miscarriage. Injuries are sometimes so severe, that surgery is needed to remove the devices. In many cases, patients suffered infertility as a result of the injuries caused by Mirena IUD.
Perforation of the uterus is a potential complication of the Mirena device. Mirena is an intrauterine contraceptive device and can cause a puncture of the uterus. Perforation typically occurs when an object, such as the Mirena device, penetrates the wall of the uterus. It is also possible that the Mirena IUD can migrate into the abdominal cavity and damage the bladder leading to further complications. Patients with a history of abortions, C-section or cervical surgeries are at a higher risk of perforation. Weakened cervical tissues and scar tissues can increase the chances of perforation.
Cysts Caused by Mirena
An ovarian cyst can cause bleeding and pain, requiring surgery to remove the cyst. Ovarian cysts occur when fluid sacs develop inside the ovaries. The ovary is the reproductive organ and cannot release an egg once the follicles grow into sacs filled with fluid. Not only does the Mirena device affect the normal functioning of the ovaries, but can also upset the hormone balance.
Research done by the National Center for Health Statistics found that the popularity of Mirena increased by almost seven-hundred percent. Mirena, a hormonal intrauterine device, is a long-acting reversible contraceptive and are used to prevent pregnancy. The T-shaped device is implanted in the uterus. Complications often lead to surgery in order to remove the Mirena device.
Serious side effects include irregular bleeding, miscarriages, infection, pelvic inflammation, uterine wall perforation, the Mirena device migrating into other organs, ovarian cysts and the Mirena device embedding in the uterine wall. Thousands of women reported that they had to undergo surgery to have the device removed.
It can be extremely dangerous if the Mirena device migrates and enters the pelvis, bladder or abdominal cavity. Emergency surgery is often required to prevent further damage.
Although Mirena has not been recalled, many women are pursuing legal claims for injuries caused by the product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received many reports from women who experienced side effects including irregular bleeding, infection, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammation, uterine wall perforation, miscarriages, the Mirena device migrating into other organs and the Mirena device embedding in the uterine wall.
Adverse reports confirmed that the device can injure the uterine wall. Court records also show that a large number of lawsuits have been filed against Bayer as a result of Mirena side effects. Bayer failed to reveal the dangers of Mirena side effects prior to its release. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration did reprimand Bayer.
There Is Currently No Class Action Mirena Lawsuit
When a large group of people bring a claim to court, it is referred to as a class action lawsuit. There is not currently a Mirena class action lawsuit. Mirena lawsuits are filed individually. Individual cases in a Federal Multi-District Litigation court can be reviewed separately and often result in larger recoveries.
Mirena Birth Control Lawyer
The Mirena device is effective as a contraceptive, but women report experiencing dangerous or in some cases life-threatening side effects such as pelvic inflammatory disease or pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy). Numerous women have already filed lawsuits against the Bayer Company for Bayer’s failure to warn the public about the serious dangers related to the product.
You do not need money to pursue justice against Mirena device corporations. We take litigation cases on a contingency basis. There is no cost to you unless we are able to recover for your harms and losses. We will aggressively investigate your Mirena claim and fight on your behalf. Please feel free to contact a Mirena lawyer by calling 855-55-BAD-DRUG.