Mirena IUD FAQs

What is Mirena IUD?

Mirena is a T-shaped intrauterine device manufactured by Bayer meant to prevent pregnancy up to five years.  The device was FDA-approved and made available to the market in 2000.

How does Mirena prevent pregnancy?

The Mirena IUD releases a hormone called levonorgestrel which is a form of the hormone progestin into the uterus. This hormone thickens the cervical mucus, which prevents sperm from reaching and/or fertilizing an egg. The Mirena IUD also thins the lining of the uterus, which can suppress ovulation.

What are the reported side effects associated with the use of Mirena?

The side effects that were experienced by Mirena users include headache, acne, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, absence of periods (amenorrhea), especially after one year of use, mood changes, weight gain, ovarian cysts and abdominal or pelvic pain.

Are there problems associated with the use of Mirena IUD?

Yes. Mirena is allegedly responsible for a number of serious complications, including perforation of the uterine lining or uterine wall, migration of the device from its original position after being inserted, abscesses, infertility, scarring, adhesions, infections and at times, hysterectomy.

Is there a statute of limitation for the filing of Mirena lawsuit?

Every state has a “statute of limitations”. Ask your personal injury lawyer about this. The time limit for a Mirena lawsuit typically begins when you suffer injury or discover that the IUD caused injury, and may extend for several years. Immediately seek a personal injury lawyer that you can trust to work on your case. Prompt action and a competent lawyer are the basic requirements for a compensation claim. Call (801)506-0800 for a free consultation.

What is wrong with the way Bayer marketed Mirena?

Bayer promoted Mirena through its “Busy Moms” marketing campaign. FDA found the campaign had misleading claims about the device and issued a warning letter to Bayer in 2009. The benefits claimed by Mirena are on its ability to improve a woman’s sex life and help a woman look and feel great, which FDA found misleading. Moreover, Bayer did not emphasize the side effects brought about by Mirena IUD and made misleading statements about the monthly or daily routines necessary to ensure that the Mirena IUD is functioning properly.

Was there an issued recall on Mirena?

None. Despite the number of complaints against Mirena, there was no product recall issued by its manufacturer.

What are the things that will qualify me as a Mirena user to file a lawsuit?

First, make sure that the Mirena was properly inserted by a qualified physician. Second, you must have a medical record of a follow-up appointment with your physician to confirm that the IUD was in place. Then you must have one or two of the following complications: the Mirena IUD must have spontaneously migrated from its original position and required surgery to remove; you have suffered from pregnancy, intestinal perforations or obstruction, infection, infertility or uterine perforations. Your personal injury lawyer can determine if you have a case to file.

These are just some of the basic FAQs on Mirena IUD. It is best to communicate with a personal injury lawyer so that all your compensation concerns regarding the complications you have endured because of using Mirena IUD will be addressed adequately.

Christensen & Hymas can help you with your Mirena case. Call us now at (801)506-0800 and see for yourself how dedicated and competent our personal injury lawyers are.

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