The Mirena® IUD (intrauterine device), manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, is a device inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. This device releases a small amount of the drug, levonorgesteral, a progestin hormone used to prevent conception. Since the device releases its medication directly into the uterus, it releases less medication than oral contraceptives.
Worldwide, the IUD is the most popular form of reversible birth control, however, as of 2011, in the U.S. IUD’s make up roughly 10% of all contraceptives prescribed by doctors.
Nevada Mirena® IUD Lawsuit
This lawsuit maintains that serious risks were understated, obscured, or concealed by the manufacturer Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Since the risks were known, Bayer is alleged to have practiced willful endangerment. If you used this product, and required it to be removed, or had serious side effects from use of this device, contact the Mirena® IUD Lawsuit attorneys at the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm. (702) 444-4444.
Serious Side Effects Include:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ectopic Pregnancy (pregnancy outside of the uterus-which in most cases requires surgery)
- Spontaneous Migration of the device. It may perforate the uterine wall and embed in the abdominal cavity and may require expensive surgery to remove.
As many as 46,000 adverse events have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), related to use of the Mirena® IUD, which include device expulsion, device dislocation, and vaginal hemorrhage. While complications from device use are not normal, the numbers of complications are increasing with higher use of the device. The complications, however, are serious, with many requiring surgery to correct.
Due to the number of suits filed in this matter, suits at the federal court level, have been consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The case is called “Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.” Judge Cathy Seibel will preside at these trials.
Mirena® is a registered trademark of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the Food and Drug Administration or Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.