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Who Qualifies For Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

Posted April 29, 2024 | Personal Injury Blog

Mirena IUD Lawsuit

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) was developed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals as a long-term birth control solution. With over 20 years in the American market, many women have had the device inserted successfully without complications. However, there is a concerningly large quantity of women who have suffered serious complications from the Mirena IUD.

If you suffered a serious medical problem or injury that you believe is due to the use of the Mirena product, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Over the past decade or so, thousands of women have filed lawsuits against Bayer because of Mirena, claiming that the product causes serious harm and that the company did not adequately warn customers of the risks. 

At Fielding Law, we take our clients suffering very seriously. We want to hold accountable the parties responsible for causing that pain. If you would like more information as to whether you might qualify for a Mirena IUD lawsuit, you can contact us 24/7.

What the Mirena IUD Does

Mirena is a medical device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. A T-shaped device, slightly larger than a quarter, releases a continuous, low dose of levonorgestrel into the uterus. This medication is part of the progestin class of drugs.

The claim is that this device can save women the headache of worrying about a daily pill or using other contraceptives. The device releases the levonorgestrel daily, with a dose low enough that the effect is claimed to be mainly local. While some side effects and warnings are listed, the IUD is considered to be a successful birth control option.

Mirena is used by women around the world. Its advantages include being long-lasting and low-maintenance. However, the risks may outweigh the rewards when it comes to medical complications. 

Mirena lawsuits may be brought based on injuries such as:

  • Perforated organs
  • Device migration
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pseudotumor cerebri or “false brain tumor”

If you have suffered any of these conditions after using the Mirena device, you may have a legal case on your hands.

Reasons for Pursuing a Lawsuit Against Manufacturers

Lawsuits have been filed by women across the country against the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD, Bayer Pharmaceuticals. These victims allege that Bayer failed to warn patients about the risks associated with the device and its medication. 

The lawsuits allege that the dangers were hidden or understated and that the product’s advertising was misleading. The main injuries related to Mirena in previously filed suits are organ perforation, device migration, and pseudotumor cerebri. 

While the vast majority of these lawsuits fall under the product liability branch of personal injury law, that is not the only kind of suit that a Mirena IUD victim can file. For example, if your intrauterine device was inserted improperly and caused issues during insertion or removal, you may be able to file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor who performed the operation. 

There is also currently some litigation linking Mirena to breast cancer. If you have suffered any secondary effects that you attribute to your Mirena IUD, the best thing you can do is to seek legal advice. A qualified personal injury attorney will be able to assess your case based on your unique circumstances and offer you advice on how to proceed. 

Do You Qualify for a Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

If you had or currently have the Mirena IUD inserted and have suffered symptoms or complications, you may wonder whether you qualify to file a lawsuit for what you have suffered. While each case is unique, all successful claims must share several factors. In simple terms, you must prove that you have used the device and that you suffered harm from it. 

While this may sound simple, personal injury lawsuits are built upon causation which means that you must clearly prove a direct link between the Mirena IUD and your injuries. This may be fairly straightforward in the case of the IUD perforating organs and needing to be removed by surgery. However, the cause of other complications may be unclear, such as breast cancer or intracranial hypertension (false brain tumor). 

To determine whether or not you have good odds of qualifying as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Mirena manufacturers or medical personnel, it would be a good idea to consult a personal injury attorney. He or she will evaluate your case, guide you through the legal process, and possibly refer you to get an independent medical exam. 

Finding a compassionate law firm that is knowledgeable in medical device litigation can make all the difference in your case.

How Fielding Law Can Help

At Fielding Law, we are dedicated to seeking justice for personal injury victims, including those who have suffered Mirena IUD complications. We want to help our clients understand their legal rights and have the best chance for recovery from what they have been through. However, there is a time limit to file against Bayer Pharmaceuticals because of the statute of limitations on cases such as these. 

We believe that the manufacturers and those who have promoted or used Mirena IUD devices negligently should be held responsible for their part in causing severe complications such as uterine perforation, organ damage, and even false brain tumors. If you have suffered these or other unfortunate side effects from Mirena use, our compassionate legal team wants to help you understand your rights. Your health and well-being matter to us. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today about the legal recourse available to you to hold those responsible parties accountable for what you have suffered. Settlements often include financial compensation – not just for medical bills but also additional amounts for your pain and suffering. 

While not all will qualify to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit, Fielding Law wants to put your mind at rest and help you put your best foot forward toward recovery. Call us at (877) 880-4090 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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Text edited by Mitchell Fielding, a personal injury lawyer and partner at Fielding Law. Mitchell is known for his hard work ethic, friendly personality and dedication to the law. You can find out personal injury law offices in Taylorsville, UT and Mesquite, TX.