Mirena IUD Lawsuits.
The first Intra-Uterine Device (IUD) was released in 1993. Since then, this contraceptive has grown in popularity and now more than two million women use Mirena IUDs. These small, plastic, T-shaped devices are claimed to be 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. However, this doesn’t mean IUDs are without risk. There have been many cases of defective IUDs causing pain, injury and in some case, death.
In most cases, complications involving IUDs require expensive surgery to fix. If you or a loved one has suffered from a defective IUD, don’t hesitate to call and talk to one of our experienced attorneys. We will help make sure you get the compensation you need to make it through your recovery.
The Risks and Side Effects of Mirena IUDs
The small IUD frequently migrates from its intended position within the uterus, possibly causing damage to the uterus and other organs. While Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Mirena IUDs, claims these risks are extremely rare, studies suggest that complications may be a bit more common than Bayer says. These complications include:
- Septic Abortions. (If an unlikely pregnancy occurs while the IUD is inside)
- Ectopic Pregnancy. (Which can be fatal for the mother)
- Infection of the uterus. (If proper sterilization steps aren’t followed)
- Perforation of surrounding organs. (Usually, happens during insertion)
- IUD embedding into the uterine wall.
Don’t Go Up Against the Pharmaceutical Companies Alone
Whether it was the doctor or the pharmaceutical company who was at fault in your case, these cases are complicated and you should never try to navigate them alone. Don’t rely on the doctors and pharmaceutical companies to be sympathetic to your cause. Given the opportunity, they will take advantage of your situations.
That’s why it’s so important to get our lawyers involved. We will fight your legal battles while you focus on what is most important: recovering. Call us at (801) 988-9289 or fill out our free initial consultation form below for more information.