Mirena IUD Lawsuit

Mirena IUD LawsuitThe Mirena IUD has been on the market for over a decade now, and throughout the years numerous women have reported severe side effects that they believe to be associated with this contraceptive device: infestion, migration of the device, perforation of the uterine wall or even severe complications that involved surgery to remove the Mirena device are only some of them. These complications, along with the lack of details regarding the risks and side effects that are associated with the device have determined hundreds of women to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit and to request financial compensation. The debilitating problems caused by this birth control device should not be ignored.

The mechanism of action of the Mirena IUD is relatively simple: this is a plastic device that is inserted into the woman’s uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. Considered to be a long-acting form of birth control, the Mirena intrauterine device releases what is known as levonorgestrel, a substance that is essential for birth control. In spite of the fact that the device is said to be safe and its effects are reversible, some women have gone through intense pain and suffering after using the Mirena IUD.

In addition to the side effects, some women claim that Bayer, the manufacturer of this birth control device, was aware of all the problems related to the device and it failed to mention them in the instructions – the lack of warning has caused tremendous pain to many women in the United States. Moreover, weight gain, acne or breast tenderness are three other side effects that are widely associated with the use of the Mirena IUD, and the reason why so many women have started to use the device was because it was marketed as a safe, convenient, time-effective and hassle-free contraceptive method for busy women who do not want to resort to oral contraceptives.

As statistics revealed, the FDA has received over 70,000 thousand complaints regarding the numerous complications associated with the use of the Mirena IUD, the most commonly reported complications being uterine perforation or the dislocation of the device in the long term. Several years ago, the manufacturer has received a warning letter in which it was informed about the dangerous side effects of the device, along with the fact that the benefits of this IUD device were overstated. At the time being, there are believed to be over three hundred Mirena lawsuits, and most of the claims accuse the manufacturer of failing to provide detailed and accurate warnings about the complications related to the Mirena IUD.