What is Mirena?
Mirena is an intrauterine device (commonly called an IUD) used for contraceptive purposes. Mirena, which is manufactured and owned by the Bayer Corporation, differs from other IUD products in that it also releases small amounts of the hormone levonorgestrel locally into a woman’s uterus.
What is an intrauterine device (IUD)?
An IUD is a “T-shaped” piece of plastic that is placed atop the uterus to prevent pregnancy by thickening cervical mucus, blocking sperm and thinning the uterine lining. In addition to this, Mirena releases a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel that decreases the frequency of ovulation.
How is Mirena IUD marketed?
The Bayer Corporation spends lots of money marketing Mirena as one of the most superior contraceptive products on the market. Specifically, Mirena marketing belabors its five year effectiveness, its useful ease compared to daily birth control medicines and that it is safe for nursing mother to use.
Can using Mirena IUD be dangerous?
Yes. Mirena has a number of very real and serious side effects that can be very dangerous.
What are some common complications that Mirena users have actually experienced?
Some of the more common side effects include:
(i) amenorrhea – this is the complete absence of a period;
(ii) intermenstrual bleeding and spotting;
(iii) abdominal/pelvic pain;
(iv) ovarian cysts;
(vii) and depressed/altered mood. Mirena can also have adverse reactions with certain types of drugs including: (i) insulin; (ii) Coumadin; (iii) steroids. 12 in 100 women also had cysts form on their ovaries.
Are there any dangerous complications associated with Mirena IUD?
Yes. Some complications from the use of Mirena can cause infertility or even death. Such can result from the device’s migration to other parts of the body.
What does it mean for the IUD to “migrate?”
IUD migration is the term used to describe the unintended movement of the IUD from its place atop the uterus. Migration can be very dangerous as it can cause the device to perforate the uterus, the bladder and even the intestines.
What is a perforation?
A perforation is a tear or hole in the tissue of internal organs. In the cases of Mirena IUD’s they have been known to cause perforations in the uterus, bladder and intestines causing infertility, internal bleeding and even death.
What should I do if I believe I have been injured by my Mirena IUD?
The first thing you should do is contact a medical provider immediately. Depending on the severity of what you are feeling, you may need to call 911 and go to an emergency room. The next thing you need to do is talk with a Florida Mirena lawsuit attorney. The experienced attorneys and legal support staff at the Dolman Law Group are ready and willing to help you. Initial consultations are both free and confidential. Call us 727-451-6900.
What legal rights do I have?
If you have been injured by a Mirena IUD you may be able to recover money for your damages. It is very important that you speak with an experienced Florida Mirena suit attorney as soon as possible, to inform you of your rights. The attorneys at the Dolman Law Group will work diligently for you to secure the best recovery possible – with the quality guarantee that we don’t get paid unless you do.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
If you or someone you know has suffered vaginal bleeding, uterine tearing, or ectopic pregnancy following the use of the Mirena device, contact the bad drug attorneys at Dolman Law Group for a free consultation and case evaluation.