The Mirena IUD has caused severe injuries to women across the country. Mirena users have suffered life-altering injuries as a result of the device migrating within their bodies and/or perforating their organs. If you have been injured by a Mirena IUD, the national law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help.
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that is used as a contraceptive by placing it into the uterus during a doctor’s visit. The T-shaped device contains levonorgestrel, a steroid, which is released into the uterus and prevents contraception. Bayer manufactures Mirena. The company has previously come under fire for producing defective drugs including Trasylol and the birth control pill Yaz (Yasmin).
Mirena IUD Side Effects
The FDA approved Mirena in December 2000 solely as a form of birth control. It is approved to remain in the uterus for approximately five years. In 2009, Mirena was also approved for heavy menstrual bleeding. It is estimated that approximately two million women in the United States use Mirena; and, more than 15 million women have used the device worldwide. Once inserted, Mirena remains in the uterus until removal. Mirena has been linked to serious side effects including:
- IUD Migration
- Removal Surgery
- Uterine Perforation
Mirena IUD users were never warned that the device could migrate from its original implantation location, and perforate the uterus or become embedded in different parts of the body. The areas of the body most commonly affected by Mirena IUD migration include the pelvic area, fallopian tubes, or other abdominal organs such as the bladder and bowel. Once this perforation and/or embedment occurs, removal surgery is required. In the most severe cases, young women undergo several surgeries to remove the device and affected organs including the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, causing infertility.
Since the Mirena IUD was introduced into the market, there have been over 25,000 complaints and adverse event reports made to the FDA about the device. Many of these reports include cases of the IUD migrating in the body, uterine perforation, and uterine rupture. In 2009, Bayer received a warning letter from the FDA stating that a program sponsored by the company “minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena.”
Mirena lawsuits were filed all over the country, and were consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
The attorneys of Blizzard & Nabers have held significant leadership roles in many defective medical device lawsuits. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to deal with these complex cases, and we will handle your case with individual care and attention. If you have suffered injury from a Mirena IUD, the law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have successfully represented our clients and stood up for the rights of people harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. We are a nationwide law firm serving clients from all over the country. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we only collect a fee if your case is won. To learn more, or for a free case review from an experienced Mirena IUD attorney, please contact us by email or call us at 1-800-349-0127.