What is Minera? The Mirena IUS birth control product carries serious health risks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Chief among these risks: The IUD can migrate from its insertion point and embed itself in the uterine wall or perforate the uterine wall or cervix.
Since its approval as a birth control device in 2000, the FDA has received thousands of adverse event reports from Mirena IUS users who say the device migrated within their uterus, causing pain and bleeding and, in many case, requiring hospitalization for corrective surgery.
If you have experienced any of these side effects, contact a Milwaukee Mirena Lawyer at Techmeier Law Firm. Our lawyers have a record of fighting for people injured or killed by medical products that were marketed without proper testing and/or improperly designed, manufactured or labeled. We have won more than $85 million in verdicts and settlements for clients across the state.
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What is Minera ?
Through August 2012, there have been more than 47,200 reports to the FDA of a serious adverse event by Mirena users in which Mirena was believed to be the primary cause, according to Adverse Events Inc., which tracks complaints about FDA-approved medications.
Adverse events says the outcomes of these complaints included:
- 53 deaths
- 2,563 hospitalizations
- 440 disabilities
- 346 interventions (surgery) to prevent permanent impairment / damage.
In addition to complaints of injury and death caused by the Mirena device, the FDA has accused manufacturer Bayer of misleading consumers in its promotion of the product.
In letters sent in March and December 2009, the FDA alleged that Bayer overstated Mirena’s effectiveness, downplayed its serious health risks and sponsored misleading links on Internet search engines. The FDA also alleged that Bayer failed to communicate proper risk information to women and their doctors.
In particular, the FDA said Bayer marketed the device as a hassle-free form of contraception and clearly indicated that “use of Mirena instead of other means of contraception will result in increased levels of intimacy, romance, and by implication, emotional satisfaction.”
Instead, the FDA says, at least 5 percent of clinical trial patients who used Mirena reported abdominal or pelvic pain, headache, nausea, nervousness and depressed mood – any of which could adversely affect a woman’s feelings relating to romance or intimacy.
What Can You Do About Mirena Side Effects?
Medical products manufacturers are obligated to ensure that the products they sell are safe and effective when used properly. If the product carries risks, the manufacturer must clearly explain them.
If someone is injured or killed by a product that is shown to be defective or for which the manufacturer did not clearly communicate the risks, the manufacturer can be held legally accountable. Other parties may also be liable, such as retailers, distributors, designers, employers and the employer’s agents or representatives.
A product liability Mirena lawsuit filed because of Mirena side effects could allege that the defendant failed to adequately warn women and their doctors that the Mirena IUS posed risks such as perforation of the uterine wall or cervix.
A lawsuit would seek compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, and for pain and suffering. It might also seek punitive damages for severe neglect or recklessness on the part of Bayer and/or other defendants in its misrepresentation of Mirena.
Contact Milwaukee Mirena Lawyer Today
If you have suffered Mirena side effects using the IUD birth control device or you are a family member of an injured or deceased Mirena user, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Call The medical negligence attorneys today at (888) 974-0628 to learn about your rights and legal options in a free and confidential consultation. You can also schedule a meeting with us by completing our convenient online form.
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Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience and are admitted to practice in all of Wisconsin’s state and federal courts. We build client relationships on trust, communication, and respect. We’re ready to get to work for you today.
Mirena Lawsuit Research Links
- Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- March 2009 and December 2009 Warning Letters, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- FDA Approves Additional Use for IUD Mirena to Treat Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in IUD Users, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Drug Report: Mirena (Levonorgestrel), AdverseEvents.com