The U.S. Drug and Food Administration (FDA), approved the Mirena IUD in 2000, as a contraceptive for women. In July 2008, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the device, made safety labeling changes to Mirena’s packing information to highlight adverse reactions to the device.
In October 2009, the agency also approved the device for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. But, not long after, in December, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contacted the company about unsupported claims that using Mirena over other contraception will increase romance and intimacy. As such, Mirena and Bayer Pharmaceuticals are not new to being under fire.
Mirena IUD use has been associated with many adverse effects in women which include but are not limited to:
Perforations of the cervix, intestines and uterus
Pelvic inflammatory disease
There are numerous lawsuits pending against Bayer for the company’s failure to properly study the device before releasing to market.
If you have a Mirena IUD, you should talk to your medical doctor about any concerns you may have or any symptoms that you may have experienced.
The victim, of a serious adverse effect stemming from the use of a device or pharmaceutical, when they are not reasonably safe due to a defect or inadequate warning, may be entitled to recover damages, including medical expenses. If you, or someone that you love, has suffered an adverse health conditions in association with use of the Mirena IUD, you should consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer that handles these types of cases.
For further information, also read: Top 10 Legal Questions about Birth Control Lawsuits.