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 online.
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 these 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?
Woman who have used the Mirena IUD for birth control report suffering from a condition known as pseudo tumor cerebri, which is also called intracranial hypertension (ICH). This condition can result in severe headaches, fatigue, blurry vision, and even loss of vision. Medical studies have shown a connection between the use of Mirena and the development of pseudo tumor cerebri.
Litigants allege that the makers of Mirena were aware of the serious side effects the device could cause, yet failed to properly warn women of the danger. In fact, the FDA has issued several warnings about potentially deceptive marketing strategies that may have downplayed the risks and overstated the benefits of IUD use.
What Are Possible Mirena IUD Side Effects?
- Chronic headaches
- Vision changes, blurry vision
- Loss of vision
- Trouble focusing
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea, vomiting
How Many Mirena IUD Lawsuits Have Been Filed?
So many lawsuits have been filed regarding the Mirena IUD that the federal government has set up Multi-District Litigation (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. A new MDL has been formed in the Southern District of New York for women who have suffered from pseudo tumor cerebri. There are currently over 100 lawsuits pending in this newly formed MDL. Mirena lawsuits continue to be filed, and this number is expected to rise as women come forward with injuries after using the birth control device.
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.
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 include the following: medical bills; lost income; pain and suffering; mental anguish; loss of physical intimacy with a partner; and other potential losses depending on the case. It is important to contact an experienced Mirena IUD lawyer who can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
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 across the country, 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 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.