The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), a popular intrauterine contraceptive and treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, has been linked to an increased risk of injury.
Bayer Inc., which manufacturers Mirena, has been accused of failing to warn about the risks in using their products and using misleading marketing tactics to promote Mirena. Hundreds of Mirena lawsuits have been filed by women suffered serious injuries and illness as a result of this contraceptive device.
If you or someone you love has used Mirena IUD and sustained a serious injury, you may be eligible to file a Mirena lawsuit to pursue justice and compensation. We urge you to contact our attorneys right away to see how we may be able to help you.
At Gordon & Doner, we believe that when manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices use misleading marketing strategies, they should be held accountable for any resulting damages.
Marketing of Mirena IUD
Mirena IUD was first approved for use as an intrauterine contraceptive. Later, it was approved as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who had natural births.
Bayer marketed Mirena as a way for busy moms to simplify their lifestyle. The manufacturer created a direct marketing program called "Mirena Parties" in which a series of house parties were hosted by members of the social networking site Mom Central. The parties were hosted in a consumer's home or another private setting by a representative from Mom Central and a nurse practitioner.
A script supplied to the nurse practitioner at the party alluded to users feeling great, reconnecting with themselves and their partners, and the chance to be more intimate.
In December 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer noting the script indicated Mirena, instead of other contraceptives, will provide benefits. The warning also stated that the FDA was not aware of any evidence proving Mirena could increase intimacy or make women feel great. Furthermore, the letter warned Bayer that the script minimized the risks of using Mirena and falsely explained there were no routines to comply with similar to other birth control devices.
That same year, Bayer stopped hosting such parties.
Mirena Side Effects and Injuries
Since Mirena was first approved, users began to report serious and potentially life-changing side effects. Some of the adverse events reported by claimants in Mirena lawsuits include:
- Embedding of the device in the uterine wall
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
- Irregular spotting or bleeding
- Painful menstruation
- Pelvic pain
Victims may even have to undergo surgery to remove the device, which means more medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has used Mirena and experienced persistent pelvic or abdominal pain, we urge you to seek medical attention right away.
If after seeing your physician you were required to have the device surgically removed, we encourage you to contact our attorneys to see if you are entitled to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit. Simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form to get started.
How a Mirena Lawsuit Can Help
For some women, the injuries they suffered may have led to life-long consequences, such as the inability to become pregnant again. While a Mirena IUD lawsuit may not reverse these injuries, it can help you pay for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium and more.
Furthermore, a Mirena IUD lawsuit can help bring your peace of mind and hold the company responsible for your injuries and responsible for their actions. Our experienced class action lawyers are prepared to take on the challenges of a Mirena lawsuit to help you get the justice you deserve.
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At Gordon & Doner, we stand strong in our belief that negligent individuals and corporations must be held responsible for the dangerous products and medical devices that they profit from. We believe that if you suffered harm through another's actions, whether through negligence or malicious intent, that you deserve both compassion and compensation for the ordeal.
If you believe that you may be entitled to file a Mirena lawsuit, our attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have about the legal process. Our team can also offer advice on how to best pursue legal and financial recourse for your losses.
You can also fill out a Free Case Evaluation to learn more about filing a Mirena lawsuit.