Has There Been a Mirena Recall?
Although there has not yet been a formal Mirena Recall, many women have suffered greatly after they were implanted with this defective birth control device. By filing a Mirena lawsuit against its manufacturers, Bayer Pharmaceutical Company, you may indeed prompt them to issue a Mirena recall.
Bayer misled the public through flashy advertisements; they portrayed the Mirena IUD as being the ultimate solution to birth control. Unfortunately though, the use of Mirena has led to the development of serious and permanent conditions. In seeking to consolidate a wider clientele base, Bayer relayed that their product had the ability to act as a contraceptive for 5 years. The FDA had to warn Bayer to stop misleading the public with deceptive promises and to start informing them of possible serious outcomes. In this report you will get the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the side effects that necessitate the issuing of the Mirena recall.
Events That Should Warrant a Mirena Recall
Every medical drug or device has some potential risk of side effects associated with it. However, the Mirena intrauterine device has not only failed in function but has also caused serious complications in some and In observing the Mirena recall and following it up with a lawsuit, you get the chance to win a settlement and gain funds that can be used to cater for the arising medical conditions.
The Serious Side Effects That Necessitate a Mirena Recall
These side effects make it extremely crucial for the affected individual to have the intrauterine device removed and if need be, replaced. The most serious Mirena side effects include;
Embedment in the Uterine Wall
When improperly inserted in the uterus, the Mirena IUD might embed itself into the uterine wall; this is particularly worrying because it can induce internal bleeding in the uterus and if not corrected, could lead to death.
Upon removal of the intrauterine device, various issues have been known to arise, one of them being possible miscarriage. In this case, the device’s contraceptive effect persists even after its removal. It may also lead to infertility.
This is the primary reason why the device should be inserted by an experienced doctor. The device migration may be subject to other forces that originate both externally and internally. If you have the Mirena implant and have been noticing anything out of the ordinary, contact your doctor immediately.
Perforation of the Uterus
Most IUD devices have the ability to penetrate the uterus. If wrongly placed or if it is affected by any external pressure, the implant could puncture the uterus and cause internal bleeding. Again if not corrected, it can lead to death.
Almost half of pregnancies that occur in Mirena users are ectopic. Ectopic pregnancies occur when the embryo implants itself in a tissue or organ that is not the uterus. This usually happens in the fallopian tube, and when an embryo begins to grow in the tube, it can rupture. This leads to internal bleeding and is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester.
Infertility can be caused by the development of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Many of the other serious side effects can be corrected if treated early enough, however, infertility is usually permanent and the options are limited for the sufferer.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PID occurs when the female reproductive organs become swollen due to infection. The danger with this side effect is that it can limit mobility due to the great pain that is experienced in the pelvic region. If left untreated, scar tissue forms in these organs and can lead to infertility.
Peritonitis, intestinal perforations or obstructions, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, streptococcal sepsis, intrauterine pregnancy and wrongful death are also serious conditions that have been associated with the use of Mirena intrauterine device. These are perfect examples of why Bayer should issue a Mirena recall.
These side effects can greatly contribute to the eventual death of the affected individual especially when not well managed through surgeries and prescriptions issued by a doctor. Bayer should take the blame for wrongly advertising this defective device that has become a constant source of pain and agony.
Our attorneys are ready to offer you legal guidance as you embark on a lawsuit against Bayer; contact us today for a free case evaluation. Filing a lawsuit will bring the risks associated with the IUD to the attention of the public, and will inspire Bayer to issue a Mirena recall.
By: Brittany Rader