Mirena IUD Linked To Severe Complications
The Mirena IUD birth control has been linked to several complications including ectopic pregnancy, perforation of the uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease, infection and abnormal vaginal bleeding. Patients experiencing serious side effects from the birth control device have begun filing Mirena lawsuits against the manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Mirena birth control is a plastic intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. The Mirena IUD contains a synthetic version of the hormone progestrin and is said to be effective in preventing pregnancy for up to five years.
In 2009, The FDA issued two warning letters to Bayer Pharmaceuticals stating that the manufacturer “presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena.” These warning letters were issued in response to Mirena online advertisements and videos published on the social networking website Mom Central.
Patients filing lawsuits against Bayer allege that the manufacturers knew about the risks associated with Mirena and failed to provide adequate warnings to women with the birth control device. Some complications caused by Mirena IUD’s require surgery to correct, while other complications, such as ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease, can lead to permanent infertility.
If you or a loved one suffered from an ectopic pregnancy, perforation of the uterus, abnormal vaginal bleeding or other serious side effects after receiving the Mirena birth control IUD, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz to learn more about your legal rights. You can contact us by calling toll-free at (866) 275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form to the right of this page.