Non-hormonal birth control is any type of contraceptive product or device that does not alter hormone levels. This method of birth control creates a physical barrier to prevent conception from occurring. One type of non-hormonal birth control method is called an intrauterine device, or IUD. One type IUD, called Mirena, has been the subject of several lawsuits.
The IUD is a long-acting, but reversible birth control manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, who also manufacture other forms of birth control such as Essure. The device, which is T-shaped, is tiny and flexible. It is implanted into the uterus and slowly releases tiny amounts of the birth control hormone progestin. This prevents pregnancy from occurring. It was approved by the FDA in 2000.
It is suppose to prevent pregnancy for approximately five years.
Yes. The device can cause complications and injuries such as:
Yes, according to plaintiffs suing the Bayer. These plaintiffs claim that serious complications make the device a defective product. A product is considered defective when it causes injury to an individual because of:
Plaintiffs contend Mirena has a defective design because it can travel to other parts of the body and cause internal damage.
A plaintiff needs to prove:
Yes. A defective product lawsuit is complicated. Seek legal representation from a personal injury attorney if you wish to pursue a lawsuit for your injuries related to Mirena.
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