Mirena IUD Injuries

Mirena IUD Injury

The intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena is intended to stay in place for five years. It’s a popular option because it’s a highly effective form of contraception that doesn’t require remembering to take a pill every day. But it appears that Mirena can cause internal injuries that seriously harm women, and many of these victims are taking legal action.

The attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek  are committed to helping women who have suffered from the serious complications associated with Mirena. Our attorneys are experienced with pharmaceutical litigation, and we know what it takes to build a strong Mirena lawsuit to get injured women compensated for their suffering and the damage done to their lives.

You can reach us at (832) 690-7000 or by filling out the form on this page. There is no cost and no obligation to have an attorney review your Mirena IUD injury case.

What is Mirena?

Mirena is an intrauterine device, or IUD, manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved Mirena in 2000. While Mirena is typically used as a form of birth control, it is also approved to help control heavy menstrual bleeding.

When the Mirena IUD is inserted in the uterus, it releases a low dose of the hormone levonorgestrel – the same drug found in some birth control pills – to prevent pregnancy. Delivering the drug straight to the uterus requires a lower dose than in pill form. The device is meant to be effective for up to five years, and it must be inserted and removed by a doctor. Barring complications, it does not affect long-term fertility after the device is removed.

Currently, Mirena is the only hormonal IUD available in the U.S. However, since it has been on the market, reports of serious complications have been mounting. The device may puncture the uterus or migrate elsewhere in the body, causing a potentially very dangerous situation.

Complications and Side Effects of Mirena

Over the years, the FDA has received tens of thousands of complication reports from Mirena user, and many of these women have filed a Mirena IUD lawsuit.  According to the FDA, complications include:

  • Perforation of the uterus or cervix
  • Device migration
  • Infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infertility
  • Ectopic pregnancy

These complications may require removal of the device through surgery. Some of these side effects may be life-threatening.

In 2009, the FDA sent a warning letter to Bayer alleging that they had downplayed the risks associated with the use of the Mirena IUD, while overstating its benefits. The FDA accused the company of claiming Mirena may make women “feel better,” though there is no evidence to substantiate this vague claim.

This is not the first time that Bayer has come under fire for its birth control products. Since 2009, Bayer has paid more than $400 million to settle cases regarding its birth control pill Yaz.

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Currently, more than 1,100 Mirena lawsuits have been consolidated for pre-trial action in a New York federal court. This is not a class action lawsuit, however. Once pre-trial issues are settled, each case will be tried or settled individually depending on its merits.

These women are seeking compensation for the pain they endured through no fault of their own. Perforation and other complications associated with Mirena are not minor inconveniences; they are serious conditions that affect day-to-day life for thousands of women. If this has happened to you, you should join the women seeking justice.

Bayer must be held accountable for its product and the harm it has caused. The best way to do this is to take legal action by filing a lawsuit against the company. The Mirena IUD lawsuits accuse Bayer of allegedly:

  • Deceptively marketing Mirena
  • Failing to adequately warn of its risks
  • Defectively manufacturing Mirena
  • Knowingly selling and marketing a defective device

Filing a Mirena Lawsuit

Hiring an attorney may be the best way to get what you need to move on with life. Here’s how the process works:

Once we evaluate your case and determine that you may have a case to bring, we will send you a packet of information. The packet contains a contract, a questionnaire and an authorization allowing us to seek your medical records. After the medical records are retrieved, an attorney will review your records and a determination will be made on your case.

If your case is accepted, a Mirena lawsuit will be filed. Our attorneys will handle it from there, leaving you to tend to your health.

When you hire an attorney, your attorney becomes your voice. It is our job as lawyers to act in our clients’ best interests at all times. You won’t find this level of commitment in an insurance company or anywhere else.

Our attorneys can seek compensation for:

  • Hospital stays, surgical procedures, all emergency care
  • Follow-up medical visits
  • Wages you lost because you couldn’t work
  • Future wages you will lose due to your injuries
  • Pain and suffering

The attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek always seek the maximum compensation possible under the law.

We work on a contingency basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay anything.

You should speak with an attorney today about your options. There is no cost and no obligation to have an experienced lawyer review your case.

For more information about Mirena IUD cases and filing a Mirena lawsuit, please contact Pierce Skrabanek PLLC. We have extensive experience in medical device and pharmaceutical cases. We handle all cases on a contingency basis meaning that we don’t get paid until we win your case.

Mirena IUD Injury FAQs

The Mirena IUD lawsuits that have been filed allege that Bayer, the company that sells Mirena, did not warn doctors and women about the full extent of risks involved with the device. They also allege that Mirena is defective.The FDA has previously accused the company of downplaying the risks associated with Mirena while overstating its benefits.

No. To date, Mirena has not been recalled.

Most of the Mirena lawsuits are part of what is called a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. This consolidates similar cases for pre-trial efficiency to address certain legal issues. However, unlike a class action, each case remains an individual case.Your case will ultimately be decided on its own merits and facts. Our Mirena lawsuit attorneys believe this is the best way to secure the maximum compensation for victims.

One of the most severe side effects is called perforation, a complication in which the IUD punctures the uterus. This can cause painful internal injuries that require surgery to correct.Other complications associated with Mirena include:

  • Device migration
  • Infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infertility
  • Ectopic pregnancy

Once you have sought the medical treatment you need, you should contact a lawyer to see if you have a case against the maker of the IUD. Our attorneys are seeking compensation for Mirena victims. This compensation may be able to help you get the treatment you need and move on past this terrible ordeal.