Mirena IUD is an intrauterine contraceptive manufactured by Bayer and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Although many women chose Mirena IUDs over other forms of birth control due to the product’s discreet nature and long-term effectiveness, these dangerous medical devices have since been linked to severe health complications. If you or a loved one suffered injury due to a Mirena IUD, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you recover the financial security you need to cope with medical expenses and other related damages. Our accomplished team of lawyers has extensive success protecting innocent consumers harmed by defective products. Bayer is facing increasing litigation over Mirena IUDs. The FDA has received more than 45,000 adverse event reports of women suffering complications while using the Mirena IUD. The most commonly reported side-effects were device expulsion, dislocation and vaginal hemorrhaging related to migration of the Mirena IUD after placement. Other reported complications include:
- Perforated uterus
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Organ damage
- Intestinal obstruction
Many women who have experienced adverse effects stemming from Mirena IUDs have required hospitalization and surgical treatment. In 2009, the FDA warned Bayer about marketing related to Mirena IUDs, which may have overstated the efficacy of these defective products and failed to disclose numerous safety risks related to the use of Mirena IUDs. If you experienced complications while using a Mirena IUD, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Our experienced product liability attorneys welcome clients from the greater Mobile, Alabama, area.