National Dangerous Drugs Lawyer: Mirena IUD
What is Mirena IUD?
Mirena® IUD is a system used for pregnancy prevention. It is an intrauterine (IUD) meaning it is placed in the uterus of the woman and this can be done through a standard office appointment. It has been reported to be highly effective in preventing more than 99 percent of pregnancies. This IUD is FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved and has been widely sold on the market. It is convenient for women with a busy schedule that do not want to worry about contraceptives. Their main market has been targeting women that already have children and don't want any more at this time. It is also used for those with a heavier cycle that are looking to control it.
It can be used up to five years but can be taken out any time before that. Around 160 million women use some type of IUD as their main way of preventing a pregnancy. This plastic T-shaped device is made of a synthetic form of progestin. This hormone will cause a number of changes in a woman, including making the conditions in her uterus less than ideal for what needs to exist in order for the pregnancy to be brought to full term. This will also involve the thickening of the mucus in her cervix. These changes, while they may offer immediate benefits, are serious changes. The body is meant to function in a certain way and when that is altered it can come with a number of harmful results.
Harmful Side Effects
While this system has been widely used and is marketed with having numerous benefits, the negative side of it is not as often publicized. More and more attention has been put on Mirena and women using it are recognizing that their healthcare issues may be the result of it. While this system is FDA-approved, that is far from meaning that it is perfect. It was manufactured by the company Bayer, but at the time of its release they refrained from including a number of important side effects. They were warned by the FDA because of this. Their site lists some of the side effects which can be found below, along with a number of other side effects that were not originally disclosed:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Expulsion; meaning the device may come out
- Ovarian cysts
- Abdominal pain
- Changed menstrual bleeding
- Back pain
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Weight increase
- Changes in hair growth
- Inflammation of the cervix
- Obstruction or perforation of the intestines
Expulsion is an issue that a number of women have faced; when the device comes out of place and is removed from the body. During this time, it can lead to scarring that makes it challenging or impossible for some of these women to get pregnant in the future. While their hope may have been to delay the pregnancy until they were in a better position, due to the negligence of the company that option may no longer be available to them. As of November 20, 2012, the FDA released a report that stated they had around 45,000 complaints against Mirena. Of the women that reported the incidents, their main injuries were intensive vaginal bleeding, dislocation of the device and expulsion. Out of the reports that were filed with the FDA, about six percent of those women required surgery and hospitalization. More information can be found against this birth prevention device on the site of the FDA.
There are a number of other side effects, and some which have yet to be associated with Mirena. Many people began using this IUD with the belief it would give them a better quality of life. Instead, they have experienced health concerns and have had to pay the price for it. The negative impact of using Mirena has left many people with the cost of new medical bills that may be from the initial hospital stay or ongoing treatment. There may also be the need to take new medications that may also put patients at risk. Those looking for a simple solution can deal with painful and debilitating outcomes that may remain with them for any period of time. This is unacceptable and our Dangerous drug lawyer takes great effort to alleviate these situations and find favorable resolutions for those that we serve.
Drug companies and doctors push medications and other treatments upon patients without truly understanding all of the ramifications that can ensue. Their negligence is felt by patients and they are often the ones that have to suffer the consequences. Compensation may be deserved in a number of instances and this may be used to cover medical costs, lost income or pain and suffering that has taken place due to the malfunctioning of this IUD. It is believed that many doctors are not fully aware of the dangers of this device but Bayer failed to deliver this information. Lawsuits have begun to pile up against the company. This type of situation can be a very emotional process. It can be hard to correctly take on a claim or lawsuit in the most effective manner. That is why it is recommended that you turn to a professional law firm that has an immense amount of experience throughout all areas of this process.
Advocacy for Mirena IUD Cases
We begin by reviewing your case and you can gain this free of charge by filling out a case evaluation form on our site. Someone will then be in contact with you shortly. We can provide a better understanding on whether you do in fact have a case and how to begin demonstrating this so that you gain the highest outcome. We can assess the damage and work with other professionals to provide greater accuracy. This may mean gaining the opinion of a medical professional that can validate the damage done. At our firm you can gain access to an AV® rated attorney that will be a strong advocate for you. We understand that a case is not always enough to erase all the damage that was done, but it can often be your best chance of pursuing justice. Call today and start finding out how you may be compensated for a faulty Mirena IUD or dangerous drug.