Mirena Linked to Serious Side Effects
Mirena has been linked to several very serious side effects. Some Mirena lawsuits are alleging that the device spontaneously migrates and can cause perforation of the uterus. There is also a concern about Mirena being linked to a rare brain disease that leads to chronic headaches and blindness. Many women that used Mirena felt that they were not appropriately warned of the risks of using the device.
- Spontaneous migration of the device
- Perforation of the uterus
- Rare brain disease that can cause chronic headaches and blindness.
Compensation for Mirena Injuries
If you were injured by Mirena, you may be owed a settlement. Some victims of Mirena may be entitled to money for past medical bills. There could also be money available for future medical bills as well. Some women that missed work could receive money in a settlement for lost wages. Others may be entitled to money for pain and suffering from a Mirena injury. There is also the possibility that some Mirena victims can receive money for punitive damages.
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Mirena’s FDA Warning Label Change
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated Mirena’s warning label. Some users of Mirena may have encountered more complications than perforation of the uterus or a rare brain disease. Mirena has also been linked to ectopic pregnancies, sepsis, and possibly ovarian cysts.
- Ectopic Pregnancy Almost half of pregnancies that occur with the Mirena device are ectopic pregnancies.
- Sepsis In some users, severe pain occurred shortly after insertion and developed sepsis within days.
- Perforation Penetration of the uterine wall or cervix may occur when Mirena is inserted and the perforation may not be noticed for a while.
- Ovarian Cysts The FDA found surgical intervention is not usually required.
Theories of Recovery for Mirena Victims
Current lawsuits against the manufacturer of Mirena, Bayer, accuse them of failing to reveal potential serious side effects to consumers. There have also been allegations of misleading marketing against the manufacturer. Others claim that Bayer just flat out produced a defective product. There are many possible ways for Mirena victims to file a lawsuit. Other possible theories of recovery include the manufacturer:
- Failed to provide adequate warnings.
- Knowingly sold a defective product.
- Practiced deceptive marketing.
- Failed to warn about the side effects.
- Designed a defective product.
- Breached implied and express warranty.
What is Mirena?
Mirena was approved by the FDA in 2000. Mirena is a birth control device women implant in their uterus. Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that releases levonorgestrel. The hormone that is released prevents the fertilization of eggs. The Mirena IUD can be used for five years and is 99% effective.
Does Mirena Cause Uterus Perforation?
Perforation of the uterus from Mirena can occur when the device is being inserted. Some also believe that Mirena can erode into the uterues and then punctures the wall of the uterus. Many of the perforations of the uterus went unnoticed at the time of insertion. Perforation of the uterus can be very dangerous because the Mirena IUD can possibly migrate to other parts of the body.
Can I Afford a Mirena Injury Attorney?
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Why Call Woods & Woods Mirena Injury Lawyers?
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