Product Liability Update:
Mirena is a T-shaped intrauterine contraceptive system ("IUS") that is implanted in women and is designed to remain in the uterus for up to five years. At regular intervals, the Mirena IUD releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. Women are now coming forward with complaints of adverse side-effects such as a dislocated IUS, uterine perforation (lesion on the uterine wall) and migration. These health issues may give rise to product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer. Mirena is manufactured by Bayer, a pharmaceutical company that also produces Yaz and other contraceptives. Yaz and Yasmin have been criticized as causing blood clotting and deep-vein thrombosis in women.
Mirena has potentially life-threatening side effects, which include perforation of the uterine wall or cervix. Such perforation can necessitate emergency surgery to remove the device. If not attended to, women may suffer serious consequences such as infertility and perforation of the abdominal area or bladder area.
Another consequence of a Mirena device that moves from where it was originally implanted is that it may cause unexpected pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs while the Mirena device is still in the body, it could cause an intrauterine pregnancy, which can lead to an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies happen when the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, and can be life-threatening.
Dreyer Boyajian LLP represents clients who have been harmed by defective products, and has extensive experience in products liability litigation. If you or someone you know has been harmed by Mirena, contact our office for a free consultation with an attorney.