Mirena IUD and dangerous medical device attorneys at Arentz Law Group, P.C. are currently working with women who suffered painful and debilitating injuries after implantation with Mirena IUDs. Mirena is a form of birth control that is implanted by a doctor to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Unfortunately, Mirena side effects have been known to cause the devices to migrate from their intended positions or to perforate the uterus. If you or a woman you love has suffered serious injury due to a Mirena IUD, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. To learn more about your rights and how we can protect them, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a free review of your claim with a defective products lawyer.
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) which a doctor inserts into a woman’s uterus as a form of birth control. Approved by the FDA in 2000, the device is small and T-shaped, and it continuously releases small amounts of levonorgestrel, a hormone which prevents pregnancy. Mirena is also sometimes used as a treatment for women who have very heavy periods, as it can often prevent menstruation altogether. Mirena can remain in the body effectively for up to five years, and it can be removed should the woman decide she would like to pursue pregnancy. Though Mirena is promoted as being a very safe form of reversible birth control, many women have suffered serious injuries as a result of implantation with Mirena IUDs.
Mirena is promoted as a very safe form of birth control, but a recent study presented by the American Public Health Association showed that many doctors are hesitant to recommend the device to their patients because of the risk of serious injury posed by Mirena. Some potential Mirena side effects include:
Although the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology stated in 2011 that all women are suitable candidates for Mirena IUDs, some studies show that women who have already given birth or who have undergone an abortion are at a higher risk for Mirena side effects.
In medical product liability lawsuits, many women allege that the maker of Mirena, Bayer, was aware or should have been aware of the risk of Mirena side effects but that they displayed negligence in continuing to promote the product as a safe form of birth control.
Our Mirena lawyers firmly believe that Bayer exhibited reckless negligence in promoting an unsafe medical device, and we know that many of our clients would not have opted for Mirena had they been fully aware of the risks presented by this IUD. If you have suffered Mirena migration, organ perforation, infection, or other Mirena problems, you may be able to pursue significant compensation for your injuries in a defective or dangerous medical device lawsuit. Our Mirena attorneys have years of experience in this type of litigation and are ready to listen to your story. Contact us today for a free Mirena lawsuit consultation.