Have you suffered an injury while using a Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control? Manufactured by giant drug company Bayer, Mirena is a contraceptive intrauterine device that is inserted into the uterus to provide contraception for up to 5 years. If you or a loved one has been injured while using a Mirena IUD, contact us today to see if we can help.
IUDs have been marketed by a wide range of companies since the 1970s. Many types of injury were reported with devices marketed in the early years, resulting in the much published recall of one infamous device, the Dalkon Shield. Over the years, many women have developed serious problems from the use of IUDs, and their popularity faded.
New research in the 1990s made the use of IUDs popular once again, but marketing of the Mirena IUD was limited to women who had already had children. These devices were even marketed by Bayer Healthcare by holding “parties” in private settings attended by a nurse practitioner, and promoted the concept of enhanced intimacy resulting from use of the device. In 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer, indicating that the claims made in marketing materials for the Mirena IUD were not supported by evidence.
Women reported side effects and other problems related to Mirena IUDs, ranging from mild discomfort all the way to very serious issues, such as:
- Ectopic pregnancy and intrauterine pregnancy
- Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Serious infections
- Irregular spotting or bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
The risk of uterine perforation may be increased during the post-partum period, or in women who have unusual anatomy. Contact our medical device attorney team to learn if you may have a claim.
Contact your doctor right away if you have any concerns related to the safety of your Mirena IUD. If you have been seriously injured as the result of using a Mirena IUD, contact our dangerous product attorneys for a no-obligation evaluation of your case.
Do not discontinue taking any medication without consulting your physician.
If you have used a Mirena IUD and have concerns, call us at our toll-free number, 1-877-895-9191 or use our online form for more information.