Lawsuits stemming from complications allegedly related to Mirena IUD birth control devices have topped 400, and the numbers are expected to increase as more women seek help for side-effects including uterine perforation, internal scarring, organ damage and infertility.
The Mobile, Alabama, injury attorneys at Long & Long are currently investigating claims on behalf of women who may have been harmed by Mirena IUDs. Please call us at 251-432-2277 for your free consultation if you have reason to believe you suffered complications associated with Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device contraceptive.
Mirena IUD was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 for use as a contraceptive. The FDA later expanded the approved uses for Mirena IUD to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wished to use an intrauterine device for birth control.
The FDA has also previously warned Bayer about marketing that makes potentially misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of Mirena IUD. In its 13 years on the market, Mirena IUD has been the source of more than 70,000 complaints filed with the FDA.
Thousands of these complaints involve the dislocation and migration of the devices. The internal movement of Mirena IUDs may lead to cramping, device embedment in the uterine wall, uterine perforations, bleeding, scarring and other injuries.
Additional Mirena IUD complaints detail ectopic pregnancy, infections and infertility. Many Mirena IUD complications have led to the need for costly revision surgery.
If you or a loved one suffered complications after the use of a Mirena IUD, please contact Long & Long today for your free case assessment. Our lawyers are proud to serve as advocates for injury victims from the greater Mobile area and throughout Alabama.