Mirena is a plastic T-shaped hormonal intrauterine device which releases a type of progestin to prevent pregnancy. Doctors must implant the IUD, which is supposed to stay in place for up to five years.
Bayer manufactures and markets Mirena as a convenient alternative for long-term birth control, but plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against Bayer say the company has overstated the benefits of the devices in its advertising while trying to conceal some potentially dangerous side effects.
Women who needed surgery to remove a Mirena IUD are filing Mirena lawsuits to recover compensation. They are claiming that Bayer never told them or their doctors how likely complications requiring surgery would be.
The FDA has received more than 45,000 reports of complications from women using Mirena.
More serious reported complications include the device’s tendency to embed itself in the uterine wall. It can also move from its implantation site, putting women at risk of scarring or organ perforation. In severe cases, women needed surgery to remove the IUD or to repair the damage it caused.
Is A Mirena Lawsuit Right for Me?
If you have a Mirena IUD, you should consult with a doctor if you have any ongoing symptoms or health concerns. However, you may be entitled to compensation if you were one of the many women who had surgery because of problems with this device.
Lopez McHugh is no longer evaluating Mirena lawsuits at this time.