Mirena IUD lawsuits are being filed across the country, alleging that the device causes serious side effects. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with experienced Mirena IUD lawyers, who charge no fee unless you obtain compensation. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number 24/7, or fill out a contact form.
What Is the Mirena IUD?
The Mirena IUD is a small birth control device which is inserted into the uterus by a doctor in order to prevent pregnancy. The device is coated in hormones, which help prevent pregnancy. It sits inside the uterus between the fallopian tubes and slowly releases hormones over the course of 5 years. The device takes only minutes to implant and costs several hundred dollars.
According to the initial studies of the Mirena IUD, the device is between 99.3% and 99.8% effective at preventing pregnancy. It is manufactured and marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and it was approved as a contraceptive in 2000. Hundreds of millions of women have been implanted with the Mirena IUD throughout the world.
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Why Are There Mirena IUD Lawsuits?
Lawsuits allege that the Mirena IUD is defective and that Bayer Pharmaceuticals failed to provide enough warning about the serious side effects that women might face after being implanted with it.
They claim that the device itself is dangerous because it punctures the wall of the uterus, which causes immense pain and increases the likelihood of serious infection in the uterus. The lawsuits also allege that the device has a tendency to migrate from its original location, becoming lodged in the fallopian tubes or other organs, causing serious pain and other unpleasant side effects.
Additionally, lawsuits allege that Bayer was aware of the seriousness of the side effects, yet failed to properly warn women of the danger. In fact, the FDA has issued several warning to Bayer about potentially deceptive marketing strategies that may have downplayed the risks and overstated the benefits.
What Are Mirena IUD Side Effects?
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Migration of the device
- Perforation of the uterus
In certain extreme cases, the device can migrate and become stuck in the wall of the uterus. If that happens, surgery is required to remove the device. These side effects can be very painful and can disrupt a woman’s day to day life.
Additionally, Bayer claims that the device does not affect the woman’s ability to become pregnant after removal of the device. However, many women have come forward and claimed that the Mirena IUD made them unable to have children, even after they had successfully become pregnant prior to implantation of the device.
How Many Mirena IUD Lawsuits Have Been Filed?
So many lawsuits have been filed against Bayer regarding the Mirena IUD that the federal government has set up an MDL, which lumps together all of the lawsuits with similar claims. As of April 2015, there were 1,214 pending Mirena IUD lawsuits in a federal court in New York State. There were another 1,977 in a state court in New Jersey.
What Is Your Case Worth?
At this point, the size of Mirena IUD settlements is unclear. The cases are still very early on in the process and experienced Mirena IUD lawyers are working with experts to determine just how much these settlements should be. Factors that a judge or jury will take into consideration will be: medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of physical intimacy with a partner, and many other potential losses.
Timeline of Events and Lawsuits:
- In August, 1999 – The FDA approved the Mirena IUD as a contraceptive.
- In October, 2009 – The FDA issued warnings to Bayer Pharmaceuticals because the manufacturer knowingly misled women about the safety of the device.
- By August, 2013 – The FDA had received over 70,000 reports serious side effects.
- In April, 2015 – There were 1,214 pending Mirena IUD lawsuits in federal court, and 1,977 in a New Jersey state court.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one have suffered serious Mirena IUD side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are currently working with experienced Mirena IUD lawyers, who don’t charge a legal fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number 24/7 or fill out a contact form on our website.