Mirena is a type of intrauterine device (IUD) created to prevent pregnancy. While roughly 2 million women use Mirena in the United States, there have unfortunately been many complaints of severe side effects caused by the birth control device. These complaints have led to multiple lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena, claiming the company failed to produce a safe product or provide adequate warnings about possible side effects. If you experienced serious side effects after using the Mirena IUD, you may have a case as well.
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Bayer’s IUD, Mirena, is a long-lasting birth control device designed to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. It is a T-shaped plastic device that is implanted into the uterus by your doctor in a singular office visit. The device uses levonorgestrel, a birth control hormone, which is released locally to prevent unwanted pregnancy with 99% effectiveness, according to Bayer. Mirena also works by causing the mucus in the cervix to thicken, and by thinning the lining of the uterus, both of which make it more difficult to become pregnant.
It was approved for sale in the U.S. by the FDA in 2000 and is currently available in more than 100 countries. It was designed for women who have already given birth, though has since been approved for women who have not had children as well. The insertion of the Mirena IUD is done vaginally by a doctor and may be very painful. While the insertion itself only takes a few minutes, many women report cramps for days after the procedure.
Many of the common side effects of Mirena are not unlike other forms of birth control and may include weight gain, dizziness, changes in menstrual bleeding, breast tenderness, and so on. However, there have also been reports of much more serious side effects either at the time of insertion or afterward.
Serious side effects of Mirena may include:
If you experienced any negative side effects as the result of Mirena, you may be eligible to seek compensation. If your case succeeds, compensation may cover medical expenses, loss of wages due to medical problems, as well as pain and suffering.
Contact Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. if you think you have a product liability case involving Mirena birth control.