Bayer’s hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) birth control, Mirena has been under hot water, due to claims of serious side effects. Women have claimed that they suffered perforation of the uterus, expulsion of the device, pelvic inflammatory disease, cysts, pain, ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages. The IUD was marketed towards women who have already had children as a long term-term birth control which could last five years, without requiring pills or patches.
Thousands of complaints have been submitted to the FDA, stating that the warnings were insufficient. Bayer marketed the product as a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy, even insinuating that it could help with intimacy issues, which is a completely unfounded claim, according to the FDA. Some of the common side effects are weight gain, acne, and back pain which is contrary to any claims that Bayer had issued about the device.
A lawsuit against Bayer alleges that they jeopardized public safety by failing to address these serious complications. Numerous claims site the IUD as “defective and unreasonably dangerous,” and insinuates that Bayer was negligent, and is accused of deceptively advertising their product.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a Mirena IUD, contact an experienced attorney immediately. There is no reason you should have to suffer due to the negligence of a multi-billion dollar company. Contact a firm that specializes in defective drug and medical devices so you can get the specialized attention and expertise for your unique case.