Mirena IUD Problems Brings Lawsuits
The Law Offices of Jones Brown product liability division is currently reviewing potential lawsuits for women who have experienced serious problems from Mirena IUD birth control. Side effects of Mirena IUD may cause a dangerous increase in fluid pressure inside the skull, or the implanted birth control device could move inside the body. Compensation may be available If you or a loved one has used the Mirena IUD device and suffered:
- Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH): This condition involves a buildup of fluid on the brain, which may cause damage to the optic nerve, resulting in blindness or visual problems;
- Perforation or Migration of the IUD: Mirena may become embedded within the wall of the uterus or move to other areas of the body, often resulting in the need for surgical removal of the implant
Mirena IUD Problem Lawsuits
Bayer introduced the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device) in the year 2000. The device was designed, sold and marketed as a long-acting form of birth control that is inserted into the uterus to disrupt the egg and sperm. The device also releases the progestin levonorgestrel, which also acts to prevent pregnancy by keeping the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs.
Bayer has promoted and marketed Mirena as a safe form of birth control that is reversible. Mirena IUDs’ can prevent pregnancy for up to five years and thousands of women throughout the United States have alleged that they suffered a severe and debilitating Mirena IUD injury that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about. These allegations have lead to thousands of lawsuits against the Mirena manufacturer Bayer.
Problems with pseudotumor cerebri, which is also referred to as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), may cause women to suffer:
- Migraines or Severe Headaches
- Vision Problems
- Blindness or Blind Spots
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
- Papilledema (Optic Disk Swelling)
The fact that Bayer knew or should have known about the link between Mirena and PTC/IIH, the manufacturer has done what we have seen many “Big Pharma” companies do again and again, withhold the information about the risks of their product from consumers and the medical community, thus increasing the severity of problems suffered by women nationwide.
In addition to the pseudotumor cerebri lawsuits, thousands of Mirena migration injury lawsuits have also been filed by women who experienced problems when the small, T-shaped device perforated the uterus or migrated out of position, potentially causing injury to internal organs.
There were Mirena warnings that indicated a risk of perforation or migration, the manufacturer misleadingly stated that the risk was rare and that the injury typically occurs only during insertion. Women have reported they experienced spontaneous migrations that occurred long after the Mirena IUD was implanted.
Allegations raised in Mirena lawsuits being investigated for women throughout the United States, allege the manufacturer:
- Failed to Adequately Warn Women or the Medical Community About the Risks of Mirena IUD
- Failed to Research the Side Effects of Mirena
- Made False and Misleading Statements to Consumers and Doctors in Advertising Mirena
- Failed to Update Warnings or Issue a Mirena Recall once Information was discovered about problems experienced by women nationwide
Once again as result of the manufacturer’s decision to place the desire for big profits above and beyond the health and safety of patients, financial compensation may be available for you and your loved ones that have had complications due to the use of the Mirena IUD. Contact The Law Office of Jones Brown PLLC if you have used the Mirena IUD and encountered complications by CLICKING HERE.
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