Mirena IUD: Lawsuits Filed Against Bayer Concerning Side Effects
Lawsuits allege that the Mirena IUD caused health problems including: pelvic inflammatory disease, perforated uterine wall, infections, ectopic pregnancy and infertility after removal of the IUD according to The Legal Examiner.
(PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz, an experienced medical device law firm, is evaluating legal claims stemming from the use of Bayer's intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena. Product Liability Lawsuits concerning Mirena have been filed in recent months alleging that the medical device has caused severe personal injury. It is believed that the device can migrate from its original position after insertion.
The IUDs are advertised as a safe, effective form of birth control, but many women are alleging that the device has caused a variety of serious side effects that weren't properly disclosed. In 2009, the FDA issued a warning to Bayer regarding their marketing of Mirena, which failed to disclose safety risks. Bayer was again reprimanded by the FDA in 2010 when it was discovered that Mirena representatives were traveling to consumers' homes and overstating the efficacy of Mirena while minimizing the risks of using the IUD.
Mirena lawsuits have alleged that the Mirena IUD can cause the following health problems:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Embedment of the device into the uterine wall
- Perforated uterine wall
- Perforated cervix
- Infertility after removal of the IUD
- Ectopic pregnancy (fertilized egg growing outside the uterus)
- Intrauterine pregnancy (pregnancy despite the presence of the IUD, or wrongful birth)
Many women understand that contraceptives, including IUDs and birth control pills, carry a risk of side effects. However, when medical device manufacturers such as Bayer fail to disclose the full range of potential complications, women cannot make a fully informed decision and may choose a contraceptive method that's not right for them.
At Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz, our lawyers help clients whose lives have been affected by using Mirena. If you or a loved one suffered any serious complications that may have been caused by Mirena, you have legal rights. Contact our office today for your free case evaluation at 1-800-223-8897 or http://www.ohiotiger.com.
Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Docket No. MRS-L-924-12)
The law firm of Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz, LPA, was founded in 1990, with the goal of helping injured people fight for their rights against insurance companies; currently the firm has fourteen offices located throughout western Ohio. Additional information about the firm is available at: http://www.ohiotiger.com
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