**Update: We are no longer accepting Mirena cases but have included the following information for you to consider as you research this drug. If you have any questions about other dangerous drugs, contact us to discuss your situation with an attorney.**
What We Know About Mirena
You may have seen yesterday’s press release about Mirena, a popular contraceptive women use to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. This is what we know about Mirena:
- A medical professional inserts Mirena, and it lasts for up to 5 years to prevent pregnancy and heavy menstrual bleeding.
- As an intrauterine device (IUD), it slowly releases a hormone called levonorgestrel directly into the uterus.
- Mirena has numerous dangerous side effects, including serious problems during pregnancy and birth.
- In particular, the drug manufacturer (Bayer) allegedly downplayed its risk of uterine perforation.
Doctors usually check for uterine perforation after they insert Mirena. Unfortunately, the manufacturer never warned that it can still perforate the uterus later on.
As a result of uterine perforation, women using Mirena have suffered from:
- permanent infertility (sometimes in the form of a required hysterectomy)
- sepsis (a severe form of blood infection)
- uncontrollable bleeding or hemorrhaging
- and death
Mirena Contraceptive Injury Lawyer
As a dangerous drug law firm, we fight companies like those that manufacture Mirena.
The FDA agrees with us that using Mirena can have dire consequences. Millions of women depended on this device without the proper information. We believe the drug companies should have told women and their families about the risks before they sold them on Mirena.
So if you or a loved one have been injured by a perforation of the uterus after using Mirena, contact us as soon as possible to determine if you have a case. You can reach me at our Memphis office at 901-327-1212 or contact us through the form on this page.