At first glance, the Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) seems to be an appealing form of birth control for busy women. Mirena contains a low-dose hormone that makes it very effective without the side-effects associated with birth control pills. It is also convenient; once implanted, the Mirena IUD can be left in place for five years. However, this medical device has some serious side-effects, and your doctor may not be aware of the dangers.
What Are the Side Effects?
Some of the more serious risks associated with the Mirena IUD include:
- Ectopic pregnancy.
- Pregnancy with the IUD still implanted.
- Organ perforation.
- Internal scarring.
- Vaginal erosion.
- Breast tenderness.
- Vaginal infection.
- Bleeding or spotting.
- Pelvic pain.
- Menstrual pain.
- Heavy bleeding.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Perforation of the intestines.
- Ovarian cysts.
- Amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods).
Serious complications are most likely to occur when the IUD becomes dislodged from its position at the top of the uterus and migrates to other parts of the body. The dislodged IUD can damage the uterus or other organs. Sometimes the damage is severe enough to require a hysterectomy. Women who suffer serious injury or infertility after using Mirena have filed or joined Mirena lawsuits.
The Legal Claims Against Bayer
Mirena IUD lawsuits have been filed by women who were hurt by Mirena IUDs and who claim that Bayer, the company that manufactures Mirena…
- Failed to effectively warn them about the potential side effects. This includes deceptive marketing and downplaying the risks as “uncommon.”
- Misrepresented the benefits of the IUD.
- Designed and sold a defective product.
To learn more about Mirena lawsuits and how you can join the thousands of women who have already filed claims against Bayer, please contact us online or call us directly at 1-800-800-5678. You have a limited time to take action, so we encourage you to schedule your own free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.