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Mirena® IUD Lawyer
Mirena® is an intra-uterine contraceptive system ("IUD") made of flexible plastic that is inserted by a healthcare provider during an office visit. Mirena® is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved Mirena® in 2000 as a drug, rather than as a medical device. The system releases levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestogen directly into the uterus for birth control. Mirena® was also approved in 2009 to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of women who received the Mirena® device alleging that Bayer failed to use reasonable care in designing Mirena® and that the company failed to properly and thoroughly test Mirena® before releasing the drug to the market, failed to properly and thoroughly analyze the data resulting from the pre-marketing test of Mirena®, failed to conduct sufficient post-market testing and surveillance of Mirena® designed, manufactured, marketed, advertised, distributed and sold Mirena® to consumers without an adequate warning of the significant and dangerous risks, failed to exercise due care, and negligently continued to manufacture and market the device after it knew of adverse effects.
There have been numerous reports of complications related to the Mirena® IUD, including spontaneous perforation of the uterine lining or uterine wall, migration of the device from its original position after being inserted, abscesses, erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina, infertility, inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (peritonitis), intestinal perforations or obstruction, pelvic inflammatory disease and the need for hysterectomy.
If you or someone you know experienced these issues relating to Mirena® IUD, please consult a Mirena® IUD lawyer today by calling 1-800-621-1062 or by filling out the form on this page. Our firm is investigating possible Mirena® IUD lawsuits. You may be entited to compensation.