Mirena is a long-acting, reversible birth control implant called a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. An IUD is a small, flexible, T-shaped device that doctors implant in the uterus. Mirena uses levonorgestrel — a progestin birth control hormone — to prevent pregnancy by releasing a small amount of hormones into the uterus over time.
An estimated 2 million American women have a Mirena, a T-shaped intrauterine device (IUD). Mirena lawsuits have been filed across the country against Bayer Pharmaceuticals by women who say they were injured by the birth-control devices alleging that harmful side effects were concealed, understated and the devices were defective.
Women who used Mirena have sought legal compensation against the device’s manufacturer claiming the implantable birth-control device led to the following:
- ORGAN PERFORATION
- DEVICE MIGRATION
- MISPLACEMENT OF THE DEVICE
- OVARIAN CYSTS
- ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
- PELVIC INFECTION
- PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
- CERVICAL OR ENDOMETRIAL CANCER
- Severe pressure buildup on the brain, known as Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) or pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) that can lead to vision loss damage to the optic nerve, migraines, tinnitus and can require surgery to correct.
- REQUIRED HYSTERECTOMY
- DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING
It is important to see medical treatment if you are suffering from any adverse side effects caused by the Mirena IUD device.
Patients who have sustained harm from their Mirena IUD devices are filing lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting Mirena IUD device induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by surgery complications, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.