When the Mirena IUD was approved for use by the FDA in 2000, it had already been used in Europe since the early 90’s. While this would seem to bode well for the contraceptive device, since its approval there have been more than 45,000 adverse side effects and complications reported. Some of these complications are severe and include device expulsion, device migration or dislocation, and vaginal hemorrhaging.
It is estimated that nearly 9% of American women who use contraception use an IUD to prevent pregnancy. While IUD manufacturers insist that IUDs offer a more convenient and reliable birth control option for many women, the real truth is that this convenience comes with many risks. One IUD in particular is marketed and manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and is known for its many dangerous side effects. This IUD is known as Mirena.
Mirena Side Effects and Complications Mirena has been known to cause numerous side effects and complications, including:
- Device migration
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Device expulsion
- Vaginal hemorrhaging
- And more
Currently, Bayer Pharmaceuticals is facing numerous lawsuits across the country from women who claim that this IUD caused serious medical complications and injury. In addition, these lawsuits claim that Bayer misled the general public with deceptive marketing and continued to produce a product that was defective in nature. In addition, they failed to warn the general public of the dangers associated with using Mirena. While Bayer petitioned New Jersey’s Supreme Court to have these cases consolidated, the request was denied in January of 2013.
The FDA warned Bayer in a December 2009 letter that the company was in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for including false, misleading or misbranding information about their drug. They stated that Bayer made false claims about their IUD Mirena by stating that it would “increase levels of intimacy and romance”. They also stated that women who used their IUD would “look and feel great”. There is no evidence to support these false advertising claims. In fact, women who routinely use Mirena experience back pain, weight gain, breast pain, and acne.
National Mirena Lawsuit Lawyers If you or someone you love has been injured after using the defective IUD Mirena, it is important to consult with a Mirena lawsuit lawyer. Call the Mirena lawsuit lawyers at Phillips Law Firm today at 1-800-708-6000. Our Mirena lawsuit attorneys represent patients and victims, across the country, which have been injured after using a defective product or taking a dangerous drug. We are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.