Mirena Side Effects
The Mirena IUD™ is a contraceptive medication approved for use in 2000. It is a small T-shaped plastic device manufactured by Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals that constantly releases low levels of a hormone designed to prevent contraception. Mirena was promoted as an alternative method of birth control that was more convenient than the “birth control pill.”
Unfortunately, this IUD has been linked in several lawsuits pending in federal and state courts to unexpected migration from uterus and perforation of the uterus that results in serious problems and in some cases surgery to remove the device. Further, of the 25,000 adverse events reported to the F.D.A. as a result of the use of this device in the last twelve years, approximately 3,000 of them are possibly related to similar conditions.
Additionally, Health Canada issued a “Dear Healthcare Professional” letter in June 2010 that stated in part,
“Bayer Inc., in collaboration with Health Canada, would like to remind you of important safety information regarding reports of uterine perforation in women treated with MIRENA®. Uterine perforation is a rare, but serious complication associated with intrauterine contraceptive devices …”
Mandel & Mandel, LLP is now reviewing claims of women who may have experienced the following complications while using the Mirena IUD:
(1) perforation of the uterus,
(2) migration of the IUD outside of the uterus, and
(3) surgical removal of the IUD.
If you or a loved one experience one of these dangerous side effects, please contact our law firm for a free case review.