Bayer Healthcare’s Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is used by more than two million women every year. That number is likely to increase now that the contraceptive device is available to more women under the US Health Act. But, do women know enough about the dangers of Bayer’s Mirena IUD?
Mirena Linked To Serious Side Effects
Many women whose health insurance now covers contraceptive devices such as Bayer’s Mirena IUD believe that the simplicity of using an implanted IUD versus having to remember to take birth control pills every day is a great benefit.
However, many aren’t aware of Mirena side effects, such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Embedment in the uterus
- Internal and irregular bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Migration of the device from the implant site
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforation of the intestines and uterus
- Peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane in the abdominal cavity).
In some of these cases, women are forced to undergo painful and expensive corrective surgery – all due to side effects they likely knew nothing about. In fact, in its Mirena advertising, Bayer told women that the product would improve their sex lives and help them to look and feel great. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reprimanded the pharmaceutical giant for failing to communicate proper risk information to doctors and their patients or downplaying those risks and for overstating the true effectiveness of Mirena.
How Can The Driscoll Firm, LLC, Help You?
If you, a family member or a loved one used Bayer’s Mirena IUD and suffered from any one of the Mirena side effects listed above, protect your rights by contacting one of the experienced product liability lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation and determine whether you might be entitled to compensation so that you can make an educated choice on whether taking legal action makes sense for you.