A Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) class action lawsuit has been filed in Alberta, Canada against the device’s manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Lawyers involved with the lawsuit expect hundreds of women to come forward with Mirena side effects.
The class action Mirena lawsuit alleges that Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ birth control device led to severe complications. Many women have suffered from the Mirena IUD, reporting side effects such as severe pain, limited mobility and organ perforation, which occurs when the device punctures through tissue and migrates to other parts of the body.
Bayer received a warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it released advertising materials saying that the device was safe and effective. The FDA said Bayer misrepresented the efficacy of the device, while also leaving out several potential side effects.