Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Mirena® is an intrauterine device (“IUD”) used by millions of women around the world that releases a synthetic progestogen to prevent pregnancy. It is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and is approved to remain in the uterus for up to five (5) years after insertion. The Mirena IUD was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late 2000 for intrauterine contraception. In 2009, the FDA also approved Mirena for the additional indication of heavy menstrual bleeding.
MIRENA CAN ACTUALLY SLICE A WOMAN’S UTERUS AND WANDER INTO HER BODY, HOWEVER, THE PACKAGING THAT COMES WITH THE MIRENA IUD DOES NOT WARN USERS THAT A PAINFUL AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECT CALLED “MIGRATION” CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME!
Even if Mirena is successfully implanted and a follow-up visit shows that everything is fine, the tiny implant can perforate the uterus and become lodged in a flap of peritoneal tissue known as the omentum or nearby vital organs and develop infections and scar tissue. A woman can even become infertile.
Mirena Migration Symptoms
- Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Spotting or Bleeding
- Blood in the urine
- Irritation while going to the bathroom
Mirena users who experience these symptoms should speak with a physician immediately. Delaying treatment could lead to infertility and permanent damage.
THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM is now investigating claims against the manufacturer of Mirena (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals) as evidence suggests that the Mirena IUD may migrate and perforate the uterus. Once it does, it can become lodged in the abdominal cavity and/or perforate other organs such as the bowel, liver, spleen, etc. In this event, surgical repair is often necessary to remove the IUD. Mirena’s label is inadequate as it only warns for migration or perforation during the insertion/initial time period, but does not advise users of this potential occurrence at a later point in the product’s 5-year life span.
Possible Side Effects & Injuries From Mirena
- Perforation of the Uterine Wall
- Migration Outside the Uterus
- Perforation of the Cervix
- Intestinal Perforation
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Expulsion of the Mirena IUD
- Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
- Inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis)
- Organ Problems
- Fertility Problems
- Ectopic Pregnancy/Pregnancy in the fallopian tube
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Adhesions and Internal Scarring
- Post-operative Surgical Complications following Removal of Mirena
Bayer Healthcare has aggressively promoted Mirena as a convenient method of birth control for the “busy mom” . Among other things, a Mirena campaign called the “Simple Style Program” claimed the device would help users “look and feel great.” The Simple Style Program consisted of a live presentation in a consumer’s home or other private setting by a representative from a social networking site called “Mom Central” and a nurse practitioner. Attendees were told using the Mirena IUD would increase the level of intimacy, romance, and emotional satisfaction between sexual partners.
In 2009, federal health regulators warned Bayer that claims made as part of the, “Simple Style Program” were unsubstantiated. The warning also noted that the script for the “Simple Style” omitted information about serious conditions, including susceptibility to infections and the possibility of miscarriage if a woman becomes pregnant on Mirena.
If you are a loved one have been injured by the Mirena IUD , call THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM at 1-800-LAW-3333 for a free confidential consultation. Each state limits the amount of time Mirena users have to file a lawsuit for their injuries, so call THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM before time runs out. Call today to make the manufacturer of Mirena take responsibility for the unnecessary pain you have suffered. Drug manufacturers need to know that they can NOT make dangerous birth control available to women without warning them. If you were injured by Mirena, contact THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM today to protect your legal rights.
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