The Mobile, Alabama, personal injury attorneys at Long & Long are currently investigating claims on behalf of women who may have suffered harm due to the Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) birth control device manufactured by Bayer.
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) records recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and reported by a number of media outlets, the FDA received 70,072 complaints of adverse effects associated with the Mirena IUD between 2000 and April 1, 2013; many of these reports detail severe medical complications and the need for revision surgery. If you or a loved one experienced injury that may be linked to the use of a Mirena IUD birth control device, please call the attorneys at Long & Long at 251-432-2277 for your free consultation.
Some notable details include:
- Nearly 5,000 women reported dislocation of the Mirena IUD, resulting in embedment of the Mirena IUD in the uterine wall or migration of the device
- More than 1,300 women reported that the Mirena IUD resulted in perforation of the uterus
- Almost 4,000 women reported severe abdominal pain
Thousands of women have required surgery, including appendectomies and hysterectomies, to remove the Mirena IUD and treat complications. Bayer is currently facing more than 200 lawsuits in state and federal courts alleging, among other factors, that the company failed to sufficiently warn prescribing physicians and patients about inherent Mirena IUD risks.
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If you or a family member suffered complications that may have been due to the use of a Mirena IUD, please contact Long & Long today for your free case assessment. Our lawyers welcome clients from the greater Mobile area and throughout Alabama.