Mirena is an intrauterine contraceptive system (also known as an IUD) manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Mirena, a t-shaped device designed to be implanted in the uterus by a healthcare professional, is used to help women prevent pregnancy. Mirena is only for use in women who have had a child. Mirena is also sometimes used to treat irregular bleeding.
Mirena has come under scrutiny for its dangerous propensity to move within the uterus. According to FDA reports, more than 45,000 adverse events have been reported, including device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage. The device often migrates within the uterine area and moves from its originally inserted position, which creates punctures in the uterine wall and can damage surrounding organs. In some cases, a moving Mirena device will puncture into the uterine wall and grow into that area, requiring a physician to surgically remove the device. In some instances, the removal of Mirena has required a complete hysterectomy.
Scientific evidence has recently linked Mirena to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). IIH is a rare, but serious medical condition in which elevated levels of cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull put pressure on the brain. The condition mimics the effects of a growing tumor, which is why it is sometimes known as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). The condition can cause permanent vision loss, blindness, headaches, and damage to the optic nerve.
If you or a loved one has been injured or has died due to the surgical implantation of Mirena, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible to discuss your potential lawsuit.
At the Provost Umphrey Law Firm , our proven trial attorneys take strong, decisive legal action for people harmed by pharmaceutical companies that prioritize profits over patient safety. Based in Beaumont, Texas, our Mirena lawyers serve clients nationwide.
Call for a Free Consultation on Your Legal Rights and Options
If you have been injured due to Mirena, contact our firm today for a free consultation on your potential Mirena lawsuit. Our attorneys - based in Beaumont, Texas, and handling pharmaceutical litigation nationwide - offer extensive, successful experience recovering compensation for victims of dangerous and defective medical products