Recently, more and more women in America and around the world have looked for other birth control options than the pill. Many women have turned to longer-term contraceptive devices like IUDs or intra-uterine devices. IUD’s like the Mirena IUD, made by Bayer, are meant to be inserted and act as a contraceptive for a long period of time, touted for their convenience. The Mirena IUD has exploded in popularity since its introduction to the US market in 2000, now with more than 2 million women using the device each year.
While the Mirena IUD is lauded by some for its convenience, unfortunately, medical professionals have linked IUDs like the Mirena IUD to some very dangerous complications and side effects. There is currently not a Mirena IUD Recall in effect, but thousands of women across the country are pursuing legal action against the makers of the device.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received thousands complaints from women who have suffered from severe Mirena IUD side effects. These Mirena IUD side effects include things like embedment in the uterine wall, perforation of the uterus, inflammation of the pelvis, ovarian cysts, bleeding, pregnancy, and spontaneous migration or movement of the IUD.
Reports from the manufacturer have shown that they were aware that as great as 1 in 1000 women might suffer from these stated Mirena IUD injuries. However, due to the fact that they failed to warn potential patients about some of these complications or to issue a Mirena IUD recall, many women are filing Mirena IUD lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries.
The Mirena IUD is a small, t-shaped device meant to be inserted through the vagina into the uterus. The Mirena IUD releases a constant dose of levonorgestrel which is commonly found in other types of birth control. The IUD is primarily used to prevent pregnancy and to treat severe menstrual bleeding.
Since its introduction into the United States market, there have been more than 45,000 complaints filed to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to the Mirena IUD. At this time, there is currently no Mirena IUD recall, issued by the FDA or otherwise.
If you or a loved one has suffered from spontaneous migration of a Mirena IUD after implantation, they may be entitled to financial compensation through a Mirena IUD lawsuit. Mirena IUD cases may range widely in severity. In the most common cases, the Mirena IUD perforates the uterus and is embedded in the omentum which requires a laparoscopy under general anesthesia to remove.
Call today if you believe you have grounds for a Mirena IUD lawsuit against the manufacturers of these products. Millions of women across the country are currently using the device and thousands have reported severe and uncomfortable adverse effects caused by the Mirena IUD. The makers of the device warned about certain side effects and about perforation, but only perforation which happens during the surgery, as a result of improper insertion. They did not warn that a properly placed Mirena IUD may shift over time and cause severe Mirena IUD complications. For that reason, if you have experienced Mirena IUD complications after undergoing a successful insertion, you should call today to speak with a Mirena IUD lawyer to discuss your potential Mirena IUD Lawsuit.