Close to 160 million women use an IUD as their primary form of birth control. Despite its popularity, the device carries has some serious side effects.
Mirena is a plastic IUD that contains a synthetic version of the hormone progestin, which works to thicken the mucus in a woman’s cervix, as well as making conditions in the uterus unfavorable for conception. It is supposed to be an ideal form of birth control for women who already have children, and prefer a long-term method to avoid getting pregnant. Unfortunately, Bayer, the manufacturer of the Mirena device, withheld important information from the public about some dangerous side effects associated with their product. Some of those side effects include:
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction;
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID);
- Ovarian cysts;
- Irregular spotting or bleeding;
- Amenorrhea (cessation of menstrual periods);
- Painful menstruation;
- Pelvic pain;
- Breast tenderness;
- Ectopic Pregnancy;
- Device Migration;
- Device Erosion;
- Uterus Perforation; and
There have also been numerous reports of partial or complete expulsion from the uterus of the Mirena device. This has been found to occur most often in younger women, and among those who have had no children or women who have had Mirena inserted immediately after childbirth or abortion. As a result, women might suffer serious scarring that may affect their future ability to get pregnant, and in severe cases, resulting infections that could be life-threatening.
The Rottenstein Law Group Advocates For Women Who Have Been Injured By Mirena
Seeking compensation for injuries allegedly suffered from a defective medical device doesn’t have to be difficult. The experienced personal injury lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group offer compassionate representation to individuals who have suffered at the hands of negligent manufacturers.
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