Why Mirena IUDs are Dangerous for your Health
The Mirena IUD is a popular long-term contraceptive device manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. An intrauterine device (IUD) is a “T”-shaped device that is implanted in the uterus, slowly releasing a birth control hormone and protecting against pregnancy for up to five years.
The IUD is one of the most popular forms of birth control. An estimated 150 million women use the IUD, and some of these women have filed lawsuits after experiencing harmful effects from the device.
Health Risks from Mirena IUDs
The Mirena IUD has been associated with some dangerous side effects like perforation of the uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus).
Perforation of the uterus occurs because the Mirena IUD has a tendency to move from its location in the uterus, sometimes through the uterine wall, to other parts of the body. Once the device has migrated from the uterus, it can damage other organs in the pelvis and intestinal cavity. After it’s migrated, it can also be difficult to find and remove, requiring multiple surgeries to remove.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Some women have pursued legal action against Bayer Pharmaceuticals for the complications experienced with the Mirena IUD. Their complaints accuse Bayer used misleading marketing to sell their product, produced a defective product and that Bayer didn’t reveal the dangers of the product when they were aware of them, or properly label the product with the dangers.
An experienced Arkansas Mirena IUD attorney can help you determine if you should consider filing a legal claim. Women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD could be due compensation for health expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. Discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney.