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 has been linked to ectopic pregnancy, uterine perforation, pelvic inflammatory disease, device migration and other serious side effects.
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 experiencing serious side effects from the birth control device have begun filing Mirena lawsuits against the manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Patients 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 the Mirena IUD 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 if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. 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.