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Legal Help For Women Harmed By The Mirena IUD

Many women are now turning to legal experts after experiencing severe complications as a result of using Mirena.

What is Mirena?

Mirena (Levonorgestrel) is an intrauterine contraceptive system (IUD) approved for women who have already had at least one child. It’s made of a soft, flexible plastic with a string or “tail” also made of plastic and is placed by a medical professional.

This birth control device contains the female hormone, levonorgestrel.  Available only by prescription, it is placed in the uterus where it slowly releases the hormone.  When it is in place, Mirena stops a woman’s egg from fully developing which prevents fertilization by a sperm and prevents pregnancy.  Once implanted, the system can be left in place for up to five years and is more than 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also approved Mirena for use to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, primarily [...]

Mirena IUD lead to growing number of lawsuits

Women have been harmed by the Mirena IUD

Houston, TX March 15, 2013 – Mirena lawsuits continue to mount as more women are made aware of the dangerous injuries associated with the use of the IUD. The lawsuits allege that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals overstated the efficacy of Mirena while understating the potential safety concerns of the device. Plaintiffs claim they suffered serious injuries after the IUD perforated the uterine wall and migrated from its original position, which resulted in surgery to have the device removed.

Mirena was approved for contraception by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. The small, plastic t-shaped device contains the hormone levonorgestrel and is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider, where it may remain for up to 5 years. In 2009, the FDA cited Bayer for its Mirena promotions, stating they were misleading and downplayed risks associated with the device. Since being approved, there have been thousands of serious adverse complications reported to the [...]

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