Mirena has become a popular IUD (intrauterine device) for women seeking to prevent pregnancy and deal with issues associated with menstruation, while avoiding the high levels of hormones associated with birth control pills. The T-shaped device is implanted into the uterus and releases a progestin-based hormone, levonorgestrel.
Over 150 million women use this method of birth control. Unfortunately, a group of these women has experienced painful or even life-threatening side effects. These side effects include pelvic inflammatory disease, perforation of the uterus or ectopic pregnancy. In other situations, the device migrated from the uterus, becoming embedded elsewhere in the body.
While these side effects are relatively rare, Bayer (the Mirena's manufacturer) and doctors have a responsibility to warn women of the potential harm they could face. Many women are filing lawsuits against Bayer and doctors for failing to warn them.
Legal Solutions After Defective Mirena IUD Have Hurt You
If you have used Mirena and have experienced any side effects that were not fully explained to you before having the IUD implanted, you may have a claim. At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., of Pittsburgh, our litigation attorneys fight for women who have suffered pain and serious health conditions because of Mirena.
Please contact us today to learn what your options are in seeking compensation for the pain you have suffered because of Bayer's and health professionals' negligence to warn you. Call our offices at 800-543-9859 today.
One of the causes of Mirena-related issues is mistakes in the implantation of the device, as well as negligence of the doctor to teach you how to monitor the device. Before the device is ever implanted, it is the doctor's responsibility to ensure that it is safe for the patient to implant the device. Once the procedure is done, doctors are to provide a clear explanation of how to check the device each month.
Negligence on the part of the doctor or attending nurse can lead to serious complications and long-term health concerns.
If you have experienced this, please contact us today to learn how you can seek the compensation you deserve.