Thank you for visiting our website. Amy Gunn and Anne Brockland, attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, P.C., understand the serious nature of Mirena® IUD related injuries and will review your claim without charge or obligation. Compensation may be available.
The Simon Law Firm in St. Louis is investigating potential claims for women nationwide who have experienced serious and even debilitating or life-threatening side-effects after the implantation of the intrauterine contraception known as Mirena to prevent pregnancy or heavy menstrual bleeding.
Mirena is a small, t-shaped plastic device that is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and works as a contraceptive by releasing a low dose of levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestin hormone) directly into the uterus. Like other contraceptives, the hormone in Mirena is designed to prevent pregnancy by thinning the lining of the uterus, thereby preventing sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg, and by thickening cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering the uterus.
Mirena was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 and is recommended to women who have had at least one child. The device can be left in place for up to five years. Mirena was also FDA-approved in 2009 to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who prefer intrauterine contraception as their method of birth control, the first time that the FDA has approved an intrauterine device for this purpose.
On January 14, 2010, The FDA sent a warning letter to Bayer regarding its live consumer-directed program involving Mirena representatives who traveled to consumers’ homes. The letter stated that the manufacturer “overstates the efficacy of Mirena, presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena.”
Mirena Side Effects and Complications
Mirena may migrate from its original position after being inserted, perforating the uterus or embedding itself in the uterus. In both instances, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device. Mirena may also migrate outside the uterine cavity and cause adhesions or scarring that can lead to infertility. Depending on the damage caused, affected women may require a complete hysterectomy, and more serious complications could result in death.
If you had to have an implanted Mirena IUD device surgically removed because it migrated from its original position (extra-uterine migration) and perforated the uterine lining, you may have a potential Mirena lawsuit.
Mirena lawsuits are currently being reviewed and evaluated by lawyers nationwide on behalf of women who may have suffered severe, potentially-irreversible injuries from the Mirena IUD. According to the claims, these complications could have been prevented if Bayer had properly researched Mirena and warned the public about the potential health risks associated with the device.
What you can do..
If you or a loved one have experienced any of these injuries while on Mirena, you may be entitled to compensation. Because certain laws place time limits on when you can bring your claim, it is important to have your claim evaluated in a timely manner at no charge to you by our Mirena litigation team.
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