The History of Mirena IUDs
Manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Mirena is fast becoming one of the leading reversible contraceptive products in the United States. The product was approved for public use by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 and expanded in 2009 for additional use to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. The product is designed to release a slow dosage of progestin birth control hormone and is advertised as having an effective duration of up to five years. Over the years, millions of women have used it as an effective measure in controlling pregnancy.
Most Commonly Experienced Serious Side Effects
Recently, women using the Mirena IUD have begun reporting unexpected side effects; some serious, including ovarian cysts. The small percentage of women who get pregnant while relying on the Mirena IUD for birth control have a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, with the fertilized egg implanting in the fallopian tube or elsewhere outside the uterus.
If you have suffered a serious injury or complication resulting from the Mirena IUD, our Morristown personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm may be able to help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Some of the most serious common side effects of the Mirena IUD include:
- Ovarian cysts
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Uterine perforations
- Group A streptococcal sepsis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- IUD becoming embedded in uterine wall
- Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
- Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC)
Providing a Clear & Honest Explanation of Your Best Options for Pursuing Compensation
Because of the reports of serious injuries, the FDA has issued a warning regarding the increased risks that were not reported at the time of approval. It is important to remember that FDA approval does not relieve the manufacturer Bayer from liability for compensating women injured while using the Mirena IUD according to instructions. Our Morristown personal injury lawyers offer a free case evaluation and will provide an honest, clear explanation of your best options for pursuing money damages.
Call our Morristown product liability attorneys now at (423) 586-5800 for a free consultation.