Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s Mirena IUD increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy – a life-threatening condition to a mother and a fatal condition for her child. The issue is at the core of a Mirena injury lawsuit recently filed against the pharmaceutical giant.
Latest Mirena IUD Injury Lawsuit
The latest Mirena intrauterine device injury lawsuit filed against Bayer by a Minnesota woman claims that her implanted Mirena contraceptive device failed after three years. A sonogram showed that it had perforated her uterine wall and resulted in an ectopic pregnancy – a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, an ectopic pregnancy is often caused by a condition, which blocks or slows the movement of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube to the uterus. Women who get pregnant while using an IUD are at an increased risk of suffering an ectopic pregnancy – a condition that can be life-threatening to the mother and is always fatal for the baby.
The Minnesota woman filed a product liability lawsuit against Bayer after undergoing surgery to remove the device and a salpingectomy to remove a fallopian tube. She joins numerous other women who claim that the company’s Mirena IUD has dangerous side effects such as:
- Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
- Erosion of the vagina area
- Infertility, abscesses
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Streptococcal sepsis
Most Mirena lawsuits allege that Bayer knew about the increased risks of using the defective medical product, but failed to provide users with adequate warning.
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