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Mirena Lawsuit Settlement

The Mirena IUD is a form of birth control that was approved by the FDA (Food And Drug Administration) in 2000. The Mirena birth control is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. The Mirena IUD is a long-term birth control that is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Ever since its approval, there have been thousands of complaints about its side effects. These complaints have in turn led to numerous lawsuits regarding this form of birth control.

Mirena lawsuits have been filled by thousands of women across the country against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals alleging that the company failed to adequately warn the users of the dangers related to the use of this form of birth control. Other complaints stated in these Mirena lawsuits include the fact that the company greatly understated the dangers associated with the birth control and the devices were dangerous and defective. Over 70,000 injury reports have been received by the FDA since the year 2000 regarding this false advertising.

Most Mirena lawsuits are established on the product reliability law. Under this law, manufacturers of medical products have an obligation to ensure that their medical products are safe for users. If this duty is breached, the given company will be held liable for injuries resulting from usage of the faulty device.

Side Effects Associated with Mirena

  1. Irregular Bleeding

Reports have been filled regarding women suffering from bleeding complications associated with the use of the Mirena birth control. Some of these complications have even been life-threatening. Women have experienced irregular bleeding for 3-6 months after implantation. These patterns include the absence of periods (amenorrhoea), spotting, frequent menstruation, irregular bleeding, infrequent periods and continuous bleeding.

  1. Pregnancy Complications

Several women have complained of Mirena causing unplanned pregnancies. Other complications associated with Mirena include miscarriages, premature deliveries and also sepsis. Almost half of the pregnancies associated with the use of Mirena are ectopic meaning that the women usually require surgery.

  1. Device Expulsion, Migration, and Perforation

Approximately 6% of women who use Mirena experience device expulsion. This happens when the body spontaneously expels the IUD thereby stopping protection against pregnancy. Warning signs that the device might have been expelled include cramping, bleeding, and pain during sexual intercourse.

Complaints have also been filled about the device migrating from its position. This increases the chances of getting pregnant. It can also lead to perforation of the uterus or the device entering the pelvis, bladder or blood vessels. This might require surgery to correct since it can lead to damage to nearby organs, infection or abscess.

  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

A percentage of women who use Mirena end up contracting PID a few weeks after implantation. Bacterial infections related to Mirena usage can lead to damage to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, which in turn can cause infertility.

  1. Other Minor Side Effects

Other less serious side effects of Mirena use include vaginal discharge, acne, ovarian cysts, breast tenderness, nausea and mood changes. These can bring about a lot of discomfort to the users.

If you have been injured in any way by the use of Mirena birth control and want to file a lawsuit, please fill out the on-page form to file a claim with us. Some of the side effects are life-altering, so do not be silent. Speak out! A falsely advertised product should not be the reason for suffering in anyone’s life.