In the US, a lot of women use the Mirena IUD for birth control purposes. If you are one of these people, you need to know the possible complications and side effects that other users have reported with the Mirena IUD. You should know that if you have suffered an injury because of the product, you are entitled to compensation, especially for physical and emotional suffering. Our lawyers are here to help you through your Boston Mirena IUD lawsuit and receive this compensation.
Are you wondering whether or not you deserve compensation for using the Mirena IUD? Call us now and our law firm, Dalimonte Rueb Stoller will help you identify your legal options. Our Boston mass tort attorneys are available on call through 833.44.DRLAW. Also, you can use the online contact form available. We will give you a free consultation about your claim and review your case so there is nothing to be afraid of.
Table of Contents
What You Need To Know About The Mirena IUD
It was manufactured by Bayer and is a T-shaped device with a very small size. When the Mirena IUD is inserted in the uterus it releases progestin gradually as levonorgestrel. It works by thickening the cervical mucus and thins out the lining of the uterus. As such it prevents sperm from getting in contact with the egg thereby suppressing ovulation partially.
In 2000, Mirena IUD was approved by the FDA for birth control use. Later, the FDA approved the IUD for women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. The device was mostly marketed as a good method compared to birth control pills. It was marketed to busy mothers who don’t need to worry about things when they forget to take their pills.
IUDs can be classified into two categories. Some are copper-based and don’t have any hormones. The others are plastic and release hormones in the body. Mirena IUD is under the second classification and as mentioned, it releases levonorgestrel in the body. When it is put into your body, you will not be pregnant for a period of 5 years. It is the most popular type of IUD used in the United States currently.
Since 2000, at least 2 million women have used the Mirena IUD and are still using it. However, there have been 70,000 complaints brought forward by women since 2000 about this birth control method. Most women mention that there are dangerous side effects associated with using the device as reported to the FDA.
Over the years, many lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Most of these lawsuits revolve around the fact that there is no adequate warning on the devices or in the information packets about the dangers of using the IUD. The lawsuits reveal that the company didn’t inform people about the potential dangers or they were understated and in some cases, the information was hidden completely from consumers since the devices are dangerous and defective.
Are There Ongoing Lawsuits Against IUDs?
According to the FDA, from June 2012 to November 2012, at least 45,000 complaints were reported about the Mirena IUD. Since the product was approved in 2000 as a popular means of birth control, a lot of women have come forward reporting side effects. These include excessive vaginal bleeding and dislocation of the device.
In April 2012, the first lawsuit against Mirena IUDs was filed. Here, a woman from Ohio underwent hysteroscopy to remove the IUD after it dislocated and implanted in another area of the body. Since then, a lot of women have filed lawsuits for the same product. There are a lot of lawsuits and there will be more. As such, lawyers have been asked to consolidate all the cases in one court.
Are There Any Side Effects Of Using Mirena?
Post-market reports about Mirena IUDs mention that the side effects are actually very serious. Women using the device suffer a high risk of the following issues.
- Uterine wall perforation
- Migration or implantation of the IUD in other areas of the body
- Uterine wall perforation
- Ovarian cysts
- Irregular bleeding
- Embedding of the device in the uterine wall
- PTC (pseudotumor cerebri) often causing permanent blindness, blurred vision, dizziness, ringing in the ears as well as severe headaches and migraines
Numerous women in Boston, MA, have gone through tough surgeries to remove these devices. In 2011, 2 notable cases about the Mirena IUDs were reported. In one of the cases, the IUD had migrated to the abdomen while in the other case, the device migrated to her abdomen. In the 2 cases, the women had to undergo surgery for the devices to be removed.
Talk to Dalimonte Rueb Stoller About Your Boston Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Are you a woman who has suffered injuries because of using a Mirena IUD? Well, Dalimonte Rueb Stoller can help with a free consultation. If you choose to file a lawsuit against Bayer mentioning that they don’t provide adequate warnings about the product, we are ready to help with the legal process.
The company, Bayer, requested that all the cases New Jersey should be consolidated in Middlesex County in August 2012. However, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied the request without an explanation. The company lawyers also requested that all the cases could be handled in one location for the most benefits.
Have you or someone you know suffered an injury from Mirena IUDs? Call Dalimonte Rueb Stoller now. Our Boston class action firm is available on call through 833.44.DRLAW. We will make sure that you receive the right amount of compensation.