Houston Attorney for Mirena® Lawsuits
Were you injured by the Mirena IUD?
Mirena® is an intrauterine device (IUD) used as a form of birth control. The IUD is implanted into a woman's uterus and it releases progestogen to prevent pregnancy. It is widely considered one of the most effective types of birth control. In fact, it is statistically 99 percent effective and can last for up to five years. The device can be removed at any time. Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena, markets this IUD as "birth control for busy moms." On the warning label, Bayer states that certain people should not consider Mirena, including those who might be pregnant, may already have PID, have other pelvic infections, have cancer, have liver disease, have allergies to levonorgestrel, silicone or polyethylene and those who are highly susceptible to infection.
Stern Law Group's Houston personal injury lawyers are prepared to take on cases for victims of harmful Mirena IUD side effects. If you believe that you have a Mirena lawsuit, please consider contacting our firm as soon as possible. Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been sued for its dangerous product. Some claims include intentionally selling a dangerous product, false / deceiving marketing and hiding the known risks associated with the Mirena implant. The FDA originally approved Mirena in 2000, and more than 45,000 adverse events have been reported since that time.
Mirena® IUD Side Effects
While there are many potential side effects of Mirena, listed below are some of the most severe.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Less than one percent of those who take Mirena can get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PID is a uterus infection that can also spread to the fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs in women. If you are experiencing lower abdominal pain, schedule a physical examination with your doctor.
In some cases, the Mirena device can migrate out of place and attach itself to the wall of the uterus. It may also tear holes in the walls of the uterus. Women who experience IUD migration typically suffer from extreme pelvic pain, dizziness, vaginal bleeding, fever, numbness, jaundice and other serious side effects.
Also known as ectopic pregnancy, women who become pregnant while the Mirena IUD is in place may be at a serious risk of tubal pregnancy. This happens when a fertilized egg implants itself in the fallopian tube and grows there rather than in the womb (uterus).
Contacting a Houston Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured by the Mirena IUD? You may be entitled to legal representation. The Houston pharmaceutical injury attorneys at Stern Law Group are prepared to take on these types of cases and will passionately fight to hold Bayer Pharmaceuticals accountable. For more information, contact the firm today!