A Pennsylvania woman filed a Mirena IUD lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare last month, after she allegedly became pregnant following the migration of her intra-uterine device. According to the product liability complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the plaintiff received her Mirena IUD in the spring of 2011, and a follow-up exam that June showed that the birth
control device was correctly positioned in her uterus. However, during a subsequent visit to her doctor, it was discovered that the plaintiff was pregnant, and the doctor was unable to locate the medical device via ultrasound. It was finally determined that the Mirena IUD had become embedded in the plaintiff’s uterine wall, and could not be removed until she underwent a cesarean section in 2013. If you believe you have been adversely affected by Mirena IUD side effects, consult a qualified product liability lawyer today for legal help.
Mirena IUD was first introduced in the United States by Bayer in 2000, and the intra-uterine device quickly became one of the most widely-used birth control remedies for women seeking something easier than a once-daily pill. Although Mirena was designed to be inserted in the uterus, stay in place and prevent pregnancy for up to five years, tens of thousands of reports have been filed in recent years, involving women who have suffered alleged Mirena IUD side effects, including cases where the IUD device has punctured the uterus and migrated to other parts of the body. In some cases, migration of the Mirena IUD has resulted in serious injuries, including infection, vaginal hemorrhage and damage to internal organs.
Court documents indicate that more than 1,000 lawsuits over potential side effects of Mirena IUD have been filed in state and federal courts, on behalf of women who claim to have been injured by the controversial contraceptive device. All of the complaints involve similar allegations that Bayer failed to provide sufficient warnings about the risk of spontaneous IUD migration and other Mirena complications, including perforation of the uterus, infection, scarring, organ damage and ectopic pregnancy. Bayer has also been accused, among other things, of downplaying the risks associated with its Mirena IUD, and making misleading claims about the benefits associated with the contraceptive device.
As more information about alleged Mirena IUD complications comes to light, women across the country are pursuing product liability lawsuits against Bayer over side effects like device migration, uterine perforation and organ damage. If you used Bayer’s Mirena IUD, and you have suffered complications like infection, scarring or damage to internal organs as a result, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by dangerous medical products, and can help put you in touch with an experienced Mirena attorney today. With a qualified product liability lawyer on your side, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.