Mirena IUD Birth Control Lawsuit
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There have been more than 70,000 reports of adverse effects caused by this birth control option. If you have suffered from problems due to Mirena you may be eligible for compensation through a Mirena lawsuit.
Many women have elected to use an IUD for birth control. Over the years IUD devices have been found to be very effective. However, a recent introduction, Mirena is similar to an IUD but quite different. The Mirena IUD device for birth control is different from devices such as Paragard and the problems and side effects have caused serious problems.
How Does The Mirena IUD Work?
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that is inserted into the uterus. The device slowly emits a synthetic version of the progestin hormone called levonorgestrel to thicken cervical mucous and prevent sperm from entering the uterus.
While women have used IUDs for many years with very little problem the difference is that Mirena is a hormonal IUD and is designed differently from IUD devices such as Paragard. Problems with Mirena can cause severe and life threatening side effects. Unlike Paragard and previous IUD devices the Mirena device counts on hormonal emissions to work.
Who is Responsible?
The Bayer drug manufacturing company is being accused by thousands of women of failing to warn patients about the risk of uterine perforation that can occur with Mirena. Typically IUD’s are known to have occasional problems when being extracted and sometimes due to device movement. In the case of Mirena within months or the first few years of the 5 year device thousands of women have experienced the painful and dangerous problem of device migration.
Since women are expected to keep track of the location of their Mirena device by feeling for the hanging threads regularly and were not give any warning about the danger of uterine perforation they simply assume that if the threads are undetectable most assume that the device has fallen out.
This is a dangerous assumption that if true could lead to unwanted pregnancies but if false could lead to real problems, pain and even permanent infertility or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term.
Because Bayer did not place these warning on the device many doctors and women do not know of this danger. This is why a class action Mirena lawsuit has become a reality.
Mirena and the FDA
This is not a new problem. Unfortunately the FDA has sent warnings to Bayer concerning a promotional program they had launched in 2009. This marketing ploy claimed that Mirena would help women “look and feel great” as well as improve sexual relationships and quality of life.
The FDA pointed out that in reality about 5% of women who used Mirena reported a decrease in libido and the marketing strategy overstated the efficacy of Mirena. The warning letter also stated that the marketing presented unsubstantiated claims while minimizing the risks of using Mirena.
If you feel for this marketing ploy and had Mirena implanted in the past few years you may qualify to participate in a Mirena IUD birth control lawsuit for compensation. There have been more than 70,000 reports of adverse effects caused by this birth control option.
Bayer has obstinately not included risk information concerning the Mirena IUD which is against the law.
By failing to include the most frequently occurring side effects and risks of this device the marketing seems to suggest that Mirena is a safe option for birth control when it is allegedly very dangerous.
Bayer needs to be taken to task for this failure to women that is causing many distressing and painful health issues. Mirena IUD birth control lawsuits are one way to make sure that the drug manufacturer is held accountable for the problems their device and false marketing causes.
Hormonal Birth Control Has Side Effects
One reason many women chose to use IUDs such as Paragard was because they did not interfere with the hormonal balance and prevented pregnancy without a variety of side effects.
The Mirena device, offers the ease of use and freedom that other IUD birth control devices offer but it also has a long list of side effects that non-hormonal and differently designed devices do not.
Some of the side effects of IUD that have led to Mirena lawsuits include:
Perforation of the uterus
Migration of the device
Intestinal obstruction and/or perforation
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Benign Intracranial Hypertension
What is Pseudotumor Cerebri?
While the other possible problems or side effects of Mirena can be attributed to other IUDs or other hormonal birth control options one problem has allegedly been linked directly to Mirena.
This is Pseudotumor Cerebri. Essentially if you have severe headaches, migraines, dizziness, vision changes, ringing in the ears or problems walking you may be suffering from this condition.
These symptoms are caused by an elevation of cerebrospinal fluid in the skill which increases pressure in the brain and can mimic the symptoms of a brain tumor. Because Bayer has allegedly ignored the possibility of this problem and not warned patients or physicians of this problem they are at fault and are now the defendant in many different Mirena lawsuits.
Contact a Mirena Lawyer
If you have now, or have previously had a Mirena birth control device and have experienced any of these problems contact a Mirena lawyer and find out about either a class action or individual lawsuit.
You may be eligible for a monetary settlement or compensation for your pain, suffering and other problems caused by this seemingly great device.