Intrauterine devices or IUDs are contraceptive devices many women use as an alternative to typical birth control methods. They can help you regulate menstrual bleeding or prevent pregnancy without having to remember to take a pill every day. They can also cause serious complications when improperly designed or manufactured.
At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we help women who have suffered complications due to dangerous or defective IUDs such as Mirena. If you were injured, we can provide the resources you need to take on major manufacturers and obtain compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment and for your pain and suffering.
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Mirena Is Dangerous Despite Initial FDA Approval
Mirena is one type of IUD, manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The Food and Drug Administration approved it for use in 2000 to prevent pregnancy and in 2009 for treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). After it was introduced in the marketplace, women began reporting serious complications, including organ damage and infertility.
What Are The Most Common Complications?
One of the most dangerous issues with the Mirena IUD is migration. The IUD can perforate the wall of the uterus and migrate into the abdomen, damaging nearby organs. Removal of the device requires surgery, but it can be hard to find. Some women need additional surgery to locate and remove the IUD.
Other serious side effects of Mirena include:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Ectopic pregnancy and infection, which can lead to infertility
- Vaginal hemorrhage
Mirena's manufacturer is facing claims that include failure to warn of side effects and defective design. If you or a loved one has been injured by a Mirena IUD, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
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