Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is currently facing a growing number of lawsuits filed in Georgia courthouses on behalf of women allegedly injured by its controversial Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Despite being a popular method of birth control, a number of Mirena users have reported experiencing serious problems with the IUD, including perforation or puncturing of the uterus, and migration of the device to other parts of the body. These complications may lead to intestinal perforations, obstructions, abscesses, adhesions, as well as the risk of serious infections.
Free Georgia Mirena Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Mirena, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Mirena is a plastic, ‘t-shaped’ IUD designed to be inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider to protect against pregnancy for up to five years. The device releases a continuous, low dose of levonorgestrel, a third-generation synthetic progestin found in many older forms of birth control. Mirena was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a contraceptive device in 2000, and then again in 2009 as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who prefer IUDs as their method of birth control. This latter indication is the first time the FDA has approved an IUD for such a purpose.
Unfortunately, over the past several years, Mirena has been reported to migrate to other parts of the body after being implanted, and often causes tears in the walls of the uterus or becomes embedded within the uterine lining. When this occurs, emergency surgical intervention is required to remove the Mirena IUD. Other serious side effects commonly reported by Mirena users include:
- Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
- Inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis)
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Irregular spotting or bleeding
- Painful menstruation
- Pelvic pain
- Breast tenderness
- Streptococcal sepsis
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one experienced any of these complications after being implanted with the Mirena IUD, our Georgia Mirena Lawyers can help you understand your rights and legal options. Contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP, today and we will help you determine whether you have grounds to file a Georgia Mirena Lawsuit. Stand up to greedy pharmaceutical companies who put profits before public safety, and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Do I Have a Georgia Mirena Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Mirena lawsuits in Georgia and all 50 states.
Free Georgia Mirena Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Mirena, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.