is an intrauterine contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy in woman, produced by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Mirena is placed in a woman’s uterus for as long as the woman wants for up to 5 years. It is not only used to prevent pregnancies, but also to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Mirena was approved by the FDA on December 6, 2000. However, according to the FDA, between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2011, there have been 32,528 reports of adverse events relating to the device.
Several lawsuits have been filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals throughout the United States. According to these lawsuits, Bayer allegedly knew or should have known about the risks associated with using Mirena, but failed to warn its users and healthcare professionals of its dangerous side effects.
Common Adverse Reactions Caused by Mirena:
Group A streptococcal sepsis
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
A chance of ‘spontaneous migration’ of the device into the abdomen
Additional Mirena Information:
Many individuals who have been injured by Mirena have not yet filed a claim against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. However, all claims are subject to time limits and only certain cases may qualify. You may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay your claim.
How Can a Mirena Lawyer Help?
If you or a loved one has experienced any health problems after using Mirena, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you have sustained any injuries, it would be beneficial to speak to a qualified Mirena attorney today to find out your legal options. Most of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.
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