ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – If you turn the TV on for more than 10 minutes, you will see ads touting the many benefits for intrauterine devices (IUDs) like Mirena as the popular choice for women’s contraception. Huge companies like Bayer are promoting these medical devices despite the growing awareness of the dangers.
What is Mirena?
Mirena is one of 3 IUDs approved for sale in the United States and their use has doubled in the last five years. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that 7.2% of women are now using long-lasting contraceptives like IUDs. From 2011 to 2013, 6.4% of women used IUDs compared to 3.5% from 2009 to 2010. Part of this can be attributed to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended IUDs as the first option for teen contraception in its newest guidelines.
The increasing use of IUDs like Mirena is extremely troubling in light of the growing number of lawsuits illustrating the life-threatening dangers of these devices. IUDs are small t-shaped plastic devices that are inserted into the uterus as a form of long-term contraception. While it can be an effective form of birth control, one of the biggest dangers of a device like Mirena is the fact it can migrate, or move out of the uterus, and cause uterine perforation. If the IUD makes it out of the uterus, it can travel into the intestinal cavity and harm other organs. Other dangerous side effects are excessive bleedings, abscesses, ovarian cysts, increased blood pressure, chronic pain, and infection. Even worse, the use of Mirena has been found to cause brain injury, cervical cancer, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility, or even pregnancy.
The dangers to women using devices like Mirena has garnered enough attention that the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer in 2009 in response to its aggressive marketing campaign. The FDA found Bayer exaggerated Mirena’s efficiency, minimized the risks, used false and misleading presentations, and presented unsubstantiated claims.
Since then the lawsuits continue to grow and women find themselves suffering from even more dangerous side effects such as brain and eye injuries – pseudotumor cerebri, hypertension, swelling of the optic disc – that are believed to be connected to the hormone used in IUDs.
Our Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Mirena. Lawsuits have been filed against the device maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our Mirena IUD lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
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We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
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