The Negative Side Effects of Using a Mirena IUD

Are you aware of the many potential lawsuits on the rise on behalf of all the women that use the Mirena IUD. It has been found that the developer of the IUD, Bayer Inc., was deceptively marketed the product so that the users were unaware of any potential health risks associated with the product. The Bayer Company marketed the product to busy moms who need to find a way to simplify their life with this intrauterine contraceptive so they would not have to worry about birth control any longer. It was also marketed to women who have recently given birth and are having problems with heavy menstrual bleeding. In order to do this, Bayer came up with the idea to for a direct marketing program where they held Mirena house parties, hosted by different mom members throughout the community. The slogan for the campaign was for women to “look and feel great,” while also increasing intimacy between them and their partners or spouse.

The FDA later released a warning letter in December of 2009, regarding Bayer’s implication that the product will increase the level of intimacy. The warning letter went into detail about how their claims could not be proven and there are misleading women into believing that it will improve romance and emotional satisfaction, when there is no proven efficacy that Mirena enhances those areas. The FDA agency also went on to say that they Bayer has omitted many of the health risks and potential dangers, leaving women unaware of the many dangerous side effects.

Some of the negative side effects and complications that they have found with Mirena IUD users are very serious and some are even life threatening.

Some of the main injuries and complications stemming from the Mirena product include:

  • Uterine perforation
  • Cervix perforation
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
  • Intrauterine pregnancy
  • Vaginitis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Breast tenderness

The perforation was found to develop in women either at the time of insertion or after insertion, according to Health Canada. In cases with women who have become pregnant while using the Mirena IUD, many have suffered miscarriages or have experienced problems with fertility.

The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP, who specialize in medical devices, are looking further into the connection with Mirena and other side effects. They are looking specifically into the correlation of Mirena and the following cancers:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Cervix Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer

If you or someone you know has used or is currently using Mirena IUD because of the supposed promises of increased intimacy and an improved lifestyle, and you were unaware of all the potential health risks and side effects, contact a Houston personal injury attorney at once. At Mukerji Law Firm, we can help you hold Bayer Inc. accountable for their deceptive marketing and any injuries that you may have suffered. If you are currently suffering from uterine perforation or any of the above side effects, it is important that you are aware of your legal rights. We can help explore all of your legal options to help you make an informed decision on the matter. Many other women are now noticing the dangerous side effects and some have even come close to losing their lives and are now filing lawsuits against the maker of Mirena IUD. Bayer hid the truth about the dangerous side effects and they can be held accountable for their actions. Call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation so we can discuss your case!