Estey & Bomberger, LLP is a national law firm dedicated to helping victims of Mirena IUDs seek justice and compensation for the injuries and side effects they may have suffered as a result of the dangerous birth control device. On July 26, 2012, a woman filed a lawsuit after discovering the Mirena IUD device migrated from her uterus to her left abdominal wall, and had to undergo operative laparoscopy in order to remove the device. The lawsuit alleges that Bayer failed to warn women of the potential complications but used aggressive marketing techniques to target “busy moms.” If you or a loved one has experienced complications related to this devices, please consult an attorney to make sure your legal rights are protected.
What is a Mirena IUD?
Mirena IUD is a type of birth control that is manufactured and marketed by Bayer Medical. Unlike an oral contraceptive that is ingested to prevent pregnancy, the Mirena IUD is a device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus where the device will continue to release a synthetic progestin called levonorgestrel directly into the uterus until it is removed five years later. The Mirena IUD was heavily marketed to women who were too busy to adhere to the strict schedule required of oral contraceptives.
Mirena IUD Side Effects
Since the device was approved in 2000, approximately 2 million women in the United States have received the implant. The advertisements of the device emphasized the ease of its use and implied that the device could help women “look and feel great.” Many women were convinced to swith over to the Mirena IUD because there was no need for women to remember to ingest a pill at the same time everyday. The Mirena IUD released the appropriate amount of hormones regularly with no effort necessary on the part of the woman. However, Bayer failed to adequately relay the serious side effects that can be caused as a result of the Mirena IUD, including:
- Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Perforation of uterine
- Group A streptococcal sepsis
- Ovarian cysts
- Pain during menstruation.
Filing a Mirena IUD Injury Claim
Bayer Corporation and Berlex Laboratories, Inc., have a duty to ensure the safety, quality, and effectiveness of their products before marketing their devices to the public. With the Mirena IUD, the manufacturers and distributors failed to provide adequate side effect warnings and overemphasized the device’s ease of use. Those who have suffered severe side effects are strongly advised to consult a professional Mirena IUD injury lawyer to determine what damages may be claimed. Depending on the complications, a claimant may be entitled to recover damages such as:
- Cost of surgery
- Pain and suffering
- Medical care
- Permanent uterine damage
- Chronic/persistent pain
- Reduced quality of life.
Free Case Evaluations for Mirena IUD Victims
If you have any questions regarding a potential Mirena IUD product liability claim or injuries related to the dangerous birth control device, please consult a professional product liability lawyer as soon as possible. Estey Bomberger’s product liability lawyers are currently screening Mirena IUD cases for potential lawsuits. To schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact us via email or phone 24/7.