Mirena (generic: levonorgestrel) intrauterine devices (IUDs) are implanted directly into the uterus where they serve as contraception for up to five years. Of significant concern, however, are rare incidents in which Mirena may seriously injure a women or their uterus. Reports suggest that Mirena may erode, embed, or perforate the uterus, and may migrate to the abdominal cavity causing subsequent organ damage. Displacement such as this may result in catastrophic injuries that require laparoscopic surgical removal.
Free Maine Mirena Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Mirena, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Mirena lawsuit and we can help.
Maine Mirena Lawsuit Overview
Mirena, an IUD developed by Bayer Healthcare, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 6, 2000. The small T-shaped device is strategically placed within the uterus by a healthcare professional, where it persists to release hormones for approximately five years. The subsequent release of these hormones have proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Of significant concern, however, is the rate in which women that have received this IUD have reported adverse health complications. Accordingly, dozens of Mirena lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, alleging that the contraceptive was responsible for injuries the plaintiff sustained. One complication in particular includes the migration of Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs) out of the uterine cavity. Displacement such as this may result in catastrophic injuries that require laparoscopic surgical removal. In addition, to device migration, the FDA has been made aware of Mirena’s increased propensity for uterine perforation, abscesses, vaginal scarring, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Furthermore, the FDA sent Bayer two warning letters in 2009 for “misleading” advertisements that “fail to communicate any risk information.”
Mirena Side Effects
Maine Mirena lawyers are currently evaluating the potential link between this IUD contraceptive and the occurrence of the following complications:
- Embedment in the uterus
- Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
- Inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis)
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Perforation of the uterus
There are currently 16 Mirena lawsuits that are pending in a New Jersey state court, accusing Bayer of failing to adequately warn healthcare providers and consumers about the serious side effects of Mirena. Court documents reveal a total of 24 plaintiffs who all allege that they were injured by Mirena devices. Due to the rate and severity in which adverse incidents may occur, Bayer has anticipated the filing of future Mirena lawsuits. Therefore, the pharmaceutical company has moved to centralize all existing litigation.
Do I Have a Maine Mirena Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Mirena injury and death lawsuits in Maine.
Free Maine Mirena Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Mirena, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Mirena lawsuit and we can help.