Frequently Asked Questions About the Mirena Lawsuits
What is Mirena?
Mirena is one form of a long-acting birth control called an intrauterine device (IUD). The IUD is globally the most popular form of birth control with an estimated 150 million uses. Mirena must be inserted by a medical provider. The system includes a T-shaped body made from plastic and a cylinder-shaped steroid reservoir. Mirena works by slowly releasing levonorgestrel, the progestin hormone, into the uterus each day. Because Mirena thins the lining of the uterus, it also decreases menstrual bleeding.
Why are women suing Bayer Pharmaceuticals?
Bayer Pharmaceuticals is the manufacturer of Mirena. There have been more than 45,000 incidents of complications submitted by women who have used Mirena, according to AdverseEvents.com, and currently over 40 lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturer for serious medical concerns following or during usage of the IUD.
What kind of injuries and problems are women suffering while using Mirena?
Women across the country have complained of the following issues: abscesses, embedment of the IUD in the uterine wall, uterine perforations, infertility, infection, intestinal perforations or obstruction, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and ectopic pregnancy. Other less severe, but still inhibiting side effects, are: acne, weight change, nausea, mood changes, breast tenderness, vaginal discharge and abnormal bleeding patterns.
What are the lawsuits alleging?
The lawsuits against Bayer regarding Mirena allege a variety of serious medical problems following or during usage of the IUD. The most common claims in the lawsuits allege migration of the IUD to other parts of the body and perforation of the uterus. A small number of claims filed contend women have suffered severe scarring, hospitalization and extended medical care. Claims have also been filed by girls and women who have suffered some of the complications mentioned above, including ectopic pregnancy, fertility problems and infections requiring extreme medical care. Additionally, some of the suits are asserting that Bayer knowingly released a defective drug and failed to warn doctors and women about the potential risks.
I suffered health consequences following use of Mirena. What should I do if I am interested in pursuing a lawsuit?
The team of nationally and internationally recognized trial lawyers at Nolan Law Firm are currently evaluating Mirena IUD cases. We will take special care to work with you and your individual needs while seeking full and fair compensation through the legal system. Please Contact Us or call 312-630-4000 for questions or to share your story with one of our team.
What type of damages might I receive in a lawsuit?
Depending on your complaint, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, impaired quality of life and other damages. Once we hear your individual story, we can help you receive the help you deserve and need.