Bayer’s Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is an implant used to prevent pregnancy for up to five years through the continual release of the hormone levonorgestrel. Although it was supposed to make avoiding pregnancy “simple,” Mirena IUD injuries are becoming a major medical – and legal – concern.
The latest Mirena IUD lawsuit filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals involves a woman whose uterus was perforated by the device. According to the complaint recently filed in New Jersey Superior Court, she had the Mirena IUD inserted in July 2010 and soon afterward began to experience pain. In June of 2011, she underwent a hysteroscopy with laparoscopy to remove the IUD. Doctors found that the Mirena IUD had perforated her peritoneum – a thin membrane that lines the abdominal and pelvic cavities and covers most of the abdominal organs.
Thousands of other women have had similar experiences with Bayer’s Mirena – and it has become a serious medical concern.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, reported Mirena side effects include:
- perforation of the uterine wall
- embedment of the device in the uterine wall
- intrauterine pregnancy
- ectopic pregnancy
- streptococcal infection
- pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Treating these side effects can result in huge medical bills, lost income, disfiguration, physical and emotional pain and suffering and more.
Mirena injuries are also a legal concern as well, as more and more women file lawsuits against Bayer for manufacturing a dangerous and defective product, making false statements about the product (that it will make you “look and feel great” and that it “increase[s] levels of intimacy, romance and by implication emotional satisfaction”) and for failing to warn women about known Mirena side effects.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation
If you’ve been injured by Bayer’s Mirena IUD, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, today. Our experienced and aggressive product liability lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine whether you might be entitled to compensation so that you can make an informed decision about whether taking legal action against Bayer is in your and your family’s best interests. All of our consultations are free of charge and without obligation.