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Mirena IUD Lawyers

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.

What Does Mirena Do?

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.

How Long Does Mirena Work?

It is suppose to prevent pregnancy for approximately five years.

Do Women Using the Mirena IUD Suffer from Complications?

Yes. The device can cause complications and injuries such as:

  • The IUD moving from the uterus into other areas of the body like the abdomen
  • Uterus perforation
  • Abscesses in internal organs
  • Undergoing multiple surgery to find the IUD
  • Life-threatening ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Is Mirena a Defective Product?

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:

  • Defective design
  • Defect in marketing
  • Defect in manufacturing

Plaintiffs contend Mirena has a defective design because it can travel to other parts of the body and cause internal damage.

What Do I Need to Prove to Win a Lawsuit against Bayer?

A plaintiff needs to prove:

  • The IUD had an unreasonably dangerous defect
  • The defect in the IUD caused the plaintiff injury while it was used as intended by the defendant
  • The IUD has not been altered or changed substantially from the way it was originally sold    

Should I Seek Help with My Mirena Lawsuit?

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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Last Modified: 11-05-2015 02:20 PM PST

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