Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD has caused severe injuries to women across the United States. Mirena users have suffered from severe abdominal pain, additional surgeries, and other life-altering injuries. 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. Mirena is manufactured by Bayer, a company that has recently come under fire for producing several defective drugs including Trasylol and the birth control pill Yaz (Yasmin). Recently, Bayer paid approximately $402.6 million in settlements for almost 1,900 cases in which Yaz lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Mirena IUD Side Effects
Mirena was approved by the Federal and Drug Administration in December 2000 solely as a form of birth control. It is approved to remain in the uterus for approximately 5 years. In 2009, Mirena was approved for heavy menstrual bleeding. It is estimated that approximately 2 million women in the United States use Mirena and it has been used by more than 15 million women worldwide. Once inserted, Mirena remains in the uterus until removal. However, Mirena has been linked to serious side effects including:
- Uterine Perforation
- IUD Migration
- Removal Surgery
- Abdominal Pain
Mirena IUD users were never warned that the device could migrate and perforate the uterus or become embedded in different parts of the body including the pelvic area, fallopian tubes or other abdominal organs such as the bladder and bowel. Once this perforation and embedment occurs, removal surgery is required.
In some instances, the migration of the device has resulted in pregnancy in which the patient cannot have the Mirena IUD removed until after delivery. The most severe cases have involved young women who have undergone several surgeries to remove the device and several organs including the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes causing infertility.
Since Mirena IUD has come onto the market, there have been over 25,000 complaints and adverse event reports made to the FDA about this device. Many of these reports include cases of the IUD migrating in the body, uterine perforation, and uterine rupture. In 2009, Bayer, the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD 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 are currently being filed all over the country. It is expected that the Mirena lawsuits will be consolidated in a Multi-District Litigation, or MDL. An MDL is similar to a class action lawsuit, but while a class action lawsuit is designed to bring compensation to multiple individuals who have received the same injury from the same cause, an MDL addresses the concerns of those who have received different injuries from the same cause.
Do I Have Grounds for a Mirena Lawsuit?
If you have received a Mirena IUD and have experienced severe pain, complications, surgeries, or any other severe side effects from the device you may have ground for a lawsuit. Our firm will work with you personally to understand your case and to help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Mirena IUD Injury Attorneys
The attorneys of Blizzard & Nabers have played significant roles in many defective medical device lawsuits, including the defective Sulzer hip replacement and the ongoing lawsuits over transvaginal mesh. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to deal with these complex cases, either as individual lawsuits or lawsuits that have been consolidated into an MDL. Our firm will handle your case with individual care and attention. Our attorneys and staff will work with you personally, putting our skills and experience behind you, working with you to seek just compensation for your injuries.
If you have suffered injury or pain from a Mirena IUD, the law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help. For more than 25 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.