Mirena IUD Risks Known by the Manufacturer
The manufacturer of the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD), Bayer Pharmaceuticals, is being charged with defective manufacturing, defective design, negligence and failure to warn patients and doctors about the risks and side effects associated with their birth control. Complaints due to Mirena IUD have resulted in women experiencing various side effects. These side effects include implant migration, perforation and embedment in the uterus. These complications led to many women needing surgical removal, with some experiencing loss of fertility. If you removed your Mirena IUD due to complications, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Get your free Mirena claim evaluation here.
Adverse Side Effects
After Mirena IUD implantation, many women reported painful complications. These problems include pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, perforation of the uterus, device migration, infection, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and infertility. More serious complications may require surgical removal of the device.
How the Mirena IUD Should to Work
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially approved the Mirena IUD in 2000. Since then, experts estimate two million women received the device. After a doctor places the IUD, the T-shaped device releases a synthetic form of the hormone progestin. The device’s manufacturer reports the Mirena IUD can prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
How Mirena Fails
Bayer failed to accurately mention Mirena’s associated risks and side effects. In addition, the device manufacturer falsely portrayed the benefits of using Mirena. For example, Bayer asserted the IUD would lead to an “increased level of intimacy, romance and emotional satisfaction between sexual partners.” In fact, 5% of women in clinical trials experienced a loss of libido after implantation of the device. Mirena’s advertising claimed that patients would also “look and feel great” after insertion. These overstated marketing claims and lack of proper warnings had spurred over 50 lawsuits by July 2013. The FDA and the department of Health and Human Services have both given Bayer Pharmaceuticals warnings and have since forced them to update their packaging to include proper warning of the possible injuries, including ectopic pregnancy, sepsis, perforation, and ovarian cysts.
If you suffered internal injuries while using Mirena, you may qualify for a cash settlement. Submit your claim review form today to get a free consultation with an advocate or attorney in your area.