You may be eligible to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit claim for compensation for the complications you suffered. Since 2000, the FDA has received over 70,000 injury reports from women alleging problems with their intrauterine device, including: internal bleeding, pelvic inflammatory disease, abdominal pain, cramps, infections, miscarriage, infertility, premature deliveries, and even death.
If you or someone in your family experienced complications, contact our Mirena lawyers to learn your recovery options now.
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A number of troubling claims have been alleged by product liability lawyers representing women who used the popular intrauterine device, including dangerous infections, pregnancy complications and other serious and life-threatening adverse effects.
Additionally the defective mirena devices have allegedly caused in a number of cases involving dislocation or movement (migration), perforations of the uterine wall creating an environment for infection and causing tissue damage as well as trauma to other organs.
This migration of the intrauterine device can result in perforations of the uterus and lead to a range of severe health complications.
Mirena IUD lawyer alleged complaints include:
- Bowel and other organ perforation
- Device migration into the abdominal cavity
- Device expulsion
- Infections - if this is sepsis it is fatal in nearly 1/3 of cases.
The manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals, is facing product negligence and damages litigation from trial attorneys in courts across the US as a result. There are lawsuit actions being filed in more than 11 states currently, with many more expected as the number of complaints rises. Nearly 400 suits were recently consolidated into an MDL (Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2434, JPMDL), and more women are expected to come forward as awareness grows. You may not have been adequately warned of potential health problems, and may be able to recover any Mirena lawsuit settlement amounts won in court.
A product of Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the IUD was approved for use as an intrauterine contraceptive in 2000 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2009 it was also approved by the FDA for the treatment of heavy menstrual flow. It was the first IUD approved for both contraception and the treatment of heavy menstruation. In May/July of 2008 the FDA required Bayer Pharmaceuticals make safety labeling changes to properly inform patients of the risks associated with use for contraception. Sections modified were Precautions, Contraindications and Warnings, Adverse Reactions and the Patient Package insert. An FDA health alert warning was issued detailing the increased risks for perforation of the uterine wall or cervix, breast cancer, and sepsis. Even though personal injury law firms' across the country have begun investigating complication claims from women who have used the device, it still remains popular. The device has been implanted in an estimated 15 million women worldwide and nearly 2 million in the US.
Although already ordered to change the warnings on their packaging, information and other aspects of the IUD, (prescribing information is available online) the product is still available and FDA approved for use in women who have already been pregnant at least once.
Women adversely affected who feel they may have an intrauterine device lawsuit claim can share what happened with our attorneys to learn what compensation options may be open to them for their injuries.
The T-Shaped birth control implant is intended to be used to prevent pregnancy or for treatment of heavy menstruation problems. The product is inserted in the uterus where it releases the hormone levonorgestrel continuously in small amounts as an additional contraceptive measure. Similar hormones among the same family are a common ingredient in morning-after contraceptives. The hormone causes a thickening of the cervical mucus in order to prevent sperm from entering the uterus and subsequently fertilizing an egg.
IUD design incorporates an obstructive component which decreases the chance of fertilization by blocking the egg from the uterus preventing its reaching and attaching to the uterine wall.
Additionally, its suppression of ovulation may cause problems for some women and is complicated by a thinning of the uterine lining which may cause significant pain and suffering. Explusion of the device can cause cramping, pain, and scarring. If the device migrates, this can lead to punctures in the abdominal cavity, organ perforations and other complications. The contraceptive effects last for up to 5 years or until the intrauterine device is removed by a physician.
In cases in which the IUD perforates the uterus, surgery may be required to remove the device. In some cases a complete hysterectomy may be required.
If you were forced to remove your intrauterine device prematurely, share what happened with our Mirena lawyer now to learn about your recovery options.Review My Case Now
Your compassionate Mirena attorney is familiar with the often very personal impact to you and your family potential adverse effects can have. We understand. A number of the complications reported are of a sensitive nature that can be difficult sharing. Standing-by is a female attorney, formerly an ICU nurse, who cares about your recovery and understands the sensitive nature of symptoms. Alleged complaints of a sensitive nature include:
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Lost Pregnancies
- Urinary Incontinence
- Menstrual Problems
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Lawsuits against Mirena were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the Souther District of New york with judge Cathy Seibel to preside. The litigation accuses manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceutical of failing to warn patients of the dangerous risks. In addition, they are accused of producting a defective product resulting in the plaintiffs' injuries.
Device movements can allegedly cause tissue trauma, puncturing and tearing in the abdominal area surrounding the implant, as well as the uterus. The second cause attributed to alleged complications are the hormones the device delivers - a slow-release levonorgestrel, and a synthetic progestrogen.
Alleged Mirena Litigation Health Problems:
- Perforation of the uterus or cervix
- Embedding of the IUD in the uterine wall
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Breast cancer
- Infertility expulsion
- Atraumatic abortion
- Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
- Irregular bleeding
- Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)
The mirena side effects you experienced may enable you to file an individual lawsuit or qualify you for any class action settlement recover which may be made available. A significant settlement amount may be paid out to participating claims rather than go to court. If a settlement can't be reached, a successful lawsuit could result in a compensation verdict for the plaintiffs.
If you suffered any adverse effects, you may have a settlement waiting for you to claim. Share what happened to you with our Mirena attorneys now, they are standing-by to help ensure your voice is heard and make sure the suffering you experienced isn't ignored.Review My Case Now
Uterine perforation has been estimated to in every 2 in 1000 women who have been fitted with the device. Following diagnosis, preforated tissue often requires emergency surgery to fix and is a life-threatening complication.
Additionally, once perforation occurs the device risks becoming 'lost' and may travel into the abdominal cavity where it can cause puncture damage to the intestines, bladder or other organs. In such cases, the potentially life-threatening problems that may occur include (but are not limited to):
- Organ damage
- Septicemia Infection (this has an approximately 30% fatality risk)
- Emergency hysterectomy
If the damage is severe a complete hysterectomy may be necessary which can trigger a premature menopause. Claims of permanent injuries associated with the product are being researched at this time, and the risks are not to be taken lightly by the product liability attorneys investigating claims. There are a number of questions, and the dangers are still being explored. If you are unsure whether you qualify to file a compensation claim, simply ask your questions an experienced law office will help get you the answers you seek.Review My Case Now
The product is not approved for those who have never been pregnant. Should a woman conceive, becoming pregnant while the IUD is still in place, she should seek medical care immediately as this can be life-threatening to both mother and unborn child, may cause a spontaneous abortion, and could cause a permanent loss of fertility.
Based on FDA data, 50 percent of all pregnancies that occur while an IUD is in use are ectopic pregnancies. That is, the fertilized egg has attached itself outside the uterus and begins to develop where it should not. Such pregnancies are a serious medical condition and have been known to cause infertility, internal bleeding and even death.
If you received treatment for an ectopic pregnancy, contact our defective product law firm immediately to learn your recovery options. In such an event there is little chance achieving full term and almost no chance of survival for a fetus. (See Also: Birth Injury Lawyers) The best Mirena IUD lawyers know, your case is about more than just a settlement amounts, justice matters... Your law firm will help you hold the manufacturers accountable for your suffering, and the loss of your unborn child.
Statistically, 1 in 100 natural pregnancies are ectopic and typically occur in the fallopian tubes. These are often self resolving through expulsion via tubal abortion, a natural act of the body which miscarries the fetus. Many women will never even know if this happened to them as it can often result in little more than what might seem to be menstrual bleeding and cramping. When diagnosed in cases in which the embryo remains attached, surgical intervention is needed to repair any damage and remove it.
- Abdominal pain and inflammation - feels like stomach cramps
- Pain during urination
- Vaginal bleeding - this is usually mild and can mask an early miscarriage
- Pain during bowel movements
In more advanced cases, symptoms & pain will worsen and hemorrhaging can occur both internally and externally due to lowering progesterone levels. A Mirena lawsuit cannot undo the suffering you have experienced, but it may be able to help with recovery and provide relief for medical costs.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after a defective Mirena IUD has been fitted you should seek immediate medical assistance. If you lost a pregnancy and you believe it was caused by your intrauterine device, share what happened now to discuss your options.Review My Case Now
In apparent support for women affected by side effects, in 2009 the FDA chastised Bayer for overstating the efficacy of their product while failing to properly advise of potential adverse effects and health problems. At the time of this writing, there are no plans for a mirena iud recall.
According to the FDA Bayer marketing materials made claims about women enjoying an improved sex life and that they would "look and feel great; many women who have had used the intrauterine device complain of exactly the opposite. The FDA declared both statements by Bayer used in their direct marketing were unfounded by any clinical evidence whatsoever. Mirena lawyers have argued these claims are misleading and Bayer failed to warn women of dangerous adverse effects.
If you suffered injuries you may be entitled to compensation for the problems you experienced. Your mirena attorney can help ensure that your suffering is not ignored, and that those responsible are held accountable. You have legal rights, and our compassionate legal team is prepared to fight on your behalf for recovery.
Time is limited to file an injury compensation claim, it is important that you act now to ensure justice is done. Fill out the form below to learn if you have an eligible case.
Our Mirena law firm is reviewing injury claims nationwide, and a growing number of women are expected to come forward in the coming months. You pay nothing out of pocket to have your claim reviewed by an attorney. You are under no obligation to file a lawsuit, simply discuss your case and get your legal options.
If you do choose to pursue your legal options, you pay nothing unless your case wins. If you don't win compensation recovery, there are no attorney fees. Contact us now to learn your options.