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Mirena IUD Lawsuits On the Rise

The Mirena IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a small, t-shape plastic medical device designed as a a long-acting form of birth control. It is inserted into the uterus designed to disruption contraception. Once Mirena is inserted into the uterus, it may stay there for five years.

Mirena is manufactured by New Jersey-based Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a subsidiary of Germany-based Bayer and, prior to 2008, was known as Berlex. Serious side effects are associated with Mirena including uterine perforations and device migration outside of the uterus. Women who sustain these and other serious complications or injuries often must undergo risky surgical procedures to remove the device. Even then, victims of Mirena side effects may suffer permanent internal scarring, organ damage, and infection.

Since being introduced on the market in 2000, Bayer Healthcare promoted Mirena as a convenient method of birth control. In 2009, the FDA expanded Mirena's approval to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who prefer an intrauterine device for contraception. However, a growing number of women have filed lawsuits claiming the device migrated from its position in the uterus, resulting in perforations. Others report adverse reactions to Mirena, including abdominal pain, ovarian cysts, migraines and other headaches, acne, depression or severe mood swings, bleeding, and a lack of menstruation.

There is no reason a woman should ever put her health and fertility at risk. George & Farinas investigates cases of extra-uterine migration, uterine perforation, and other Mirena side effects. For a free, no hassle evaluation contact George & Farinas to discuss your legal options.