Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is reviewing potential Mirena lawsuits involving the intrauterine birth control device Mirena which is made by Bayer Pharmaceutical. Mirena is known as an Intrauterine Device, or IUD, that needs to be inserted into the uterus, by way of a trained physician, and it is designed to provide contraceptive protection for as long as 5 years. Some patients encountered severe negative side effects and possibly life threatening complications after the implantation of the Mirena intrauterine device such as perforation of or imbedding straight into the uterus.
Mirena Intrauterine Device Contraceptive
Mirena is a small, t-shaped, plastic contraceptive device that's inserted into the uterus by your healthcare provider, generally once every five years, and works to prevent pregnancy by releasing small, consistent, doses of levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestin hormone) straight into the uterus. The contraception medication inside the device is slowly and gradually released straight into the body during a 5-year period. If you decide you would still like to use a contraceptive after the first 5 years, the device can be replaced by using a brand new one. Should you chose to have it removed or if you experience Mirena side effects the contraceptive device can be taken out whenever you like, by your doctor.
Mirena Side Effects & Levonorgestrel Side Effects
Mirena was approved in 2000 for use as an intrauterine contraceptive device, and its approval was expanded in 2009 to include heavy menstrual bleeding for women who desire to make use of an IUD as contraception. As stated by the FDA, Mirena side effects may include:
Ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy where in fertilized egg grows outside of the woman's uterus. It is a life-threatening condition to the mother and the baby fetus almost never survives.)
Intrauterine pregnancy (a pregnancy with Mirena implanted).
Group A streptococcal sepsis (an infection called pelvic inflammatory disease).
Embedment of the device within the uterine wall; and perforation of the uterine wall or cervix.
If the Mirena contraceptive device becomes embedded or if a perforation occurs it could cause severe bleeding, swelling, and an infection, which can then trigger more dangerous side effects. In certain women, a type of surgery, generally known as laparoscopy surgery is required to remove the Mirena contraceptive device.
Mirena Warning & Deceptive Advertising
In 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Pharmaceutical after discovering that its Mirena promotions overstated the usefulness of the contraceptive device and minimized its risks. Amongst other things, the FDA took concern with marketing claims promoting Mirena’s supposed capability to greatly enhance a woman’s sex life and aid her in “looking and feeling great.” As stated by the FDA Mirena warning letter, approximately 5% of Mirena IUD contraceptive users reported decreased libido in research studies.
There are over 15 Mirena lawsuits filed in New Jersey state courts. These lawsuits claim that Bayer hid the true risk of side effects from patients as well as their doctors, and that the devices are faulty. Bayer has solicited the judge to combine every one of them. Typically the plaintiffs are the ones that make that sort of request, it was decided that the cases are not going to be combined into a class action lawsuit. In the event the Mirena lawsuits don't settle, each lawsuit will be tried , case by case.
If you or someone you care about has used the Mirena IUD contraceptive and suffered severe side effects or sustained a physical injury such as device migration, uterine perforations or other severe Mirena side effects you may well be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more. Contact one of our FEMALE Mirena attorneys right now by calling toll-free: 1-800-856-6405 or by filling out the FREE Mirena lawsuit case evaluation form on this page.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is currently handling Mirena Lawsuits for the following Side Effects:
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Mirena Perforation Of The Uterus Or Cervix
If you have experienced Mirena side effects you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Mirena lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for information regarding your potential Mirena lawsuit. Fill out our free case evaluation form and one of our Mirena Attorneys will contact you regarding your potential Mirena lawsuit.
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