Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

by November 14, 2012
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, was approved by the FDA in 2000 as a contraceptive device recommended to women who have had at least one child. This small, t-shaped plastic device is inserted by a health care professional and can be left in place for up to five years.
Among its marketing strategies for the Mirena IUD, Bayer held “Mirena Parties” for “busy moms” in connection with the social networking site Mom Central. At these gatherings, a representative from Mom Central was joined by a nurse practitioner. The orchestrated presentation included a marketing script touting the ability of Mirena to help women “look and feel great” and heighten sexual intimacy with their partners.
In December 2009, however, the FDA issued a letter to Bayer calling into question several of the representations contained in the “Mirena Party” marketing script. In particular, this FDA letter stated that:
Mirena IUD FDA Letter

“The program overstates the efficacy of Mirena, presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading representations regarding Mirena.”

Since Mirena IUD’s introduction into the market, many women have complained of, and suffered from, serious adverse side effects attributable to Mirena including:

> Abscesses

> Embedment of the device in the uterus

> Erosion of adjacent areas

> Infertility

> Migration of the device to other areas of the body

> Peritonitis

> Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

> Perforation of the uterus

If you, your wife, or a loved one, has suffered physical complications that may be tied to the Mirena IUD, please contact Audet & Partners, LLP by calling us toll-free, at 800.965.1461, or by filling out the simple and confidential form on the right hand side of this page. Please act now, since the law may limit your right to recovery if you delay.

 


Mirena IUD Irresponsible Advertising Continues Despite Rising Lawsuits

 

The amount of money a pharmaceutical spends on advertising its products doesn’t necessarily mean its products are safe.  For example, drug giant Bayer, the maker of the Mirena IUD, has spent millions of dollars advertising its Mirena IUD contraceptive through TV and social media ads.  The advertising apparently works – Mirena IUD sales reportedly topped $700 million in 2010.   At the same time, women who have suffered serious complications after using the Mirena IUD including uterine perforation, miscarriage and even infertility are increasingly filing lawsuits against the company.

Mirena IUD Aggressive and Irresponsible Marketing

Mirena IUD LawyersThe FDA approved the Mirena IUD as a contraceptive device in 2000. Bayer aggressively marketed Mirena directly to women, through TV and social media. It was marketed in an infomercial-like context about how to have a more satisfying and intimate relationship with your partner when you don’t have to think about contraception all the time.   Of course, the Mirena IUD did nothing other than function as a contraceptive, though this marketing campaign was designed to induce women into trying it.  At the same time, serious health risks associated with using the device were omitted or minimized.  The FDA noted that even the written Patient Insert failed to adequately disclose serious risks such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility associated with Mirena.

Mirena IUD Problems and FDA Adverse Reports

According to FDA reports, women who have used the Mirena IUD have reported over 45,000 “adverse events”.  It has been reported to involve risks serious complications including:
Infection
Uterine Perforation
Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage
Ovarian Cysts
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Infertility

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Millions of women may have used the Mirena IUD believing it was safe to use based on the heavy, positive advertising of the product. Women now coming forward about their Mirena IUD complications report being shocked to learn of the serious risks, side effects and complications associated with the device– asking, “How can a company advertise such a dangerous product?” Now these women are demanding answers from Bayer by filing lawsuits against the company for, among other things:
Engaging in misleading and deceptive advertising
Designing and selling a defective product
Failing to adequately warn consumers of serious health risks
Knowingly selling and distributing a dangerous product
Our defective medical product law firm is exploring the basis for financial recovery by women who experience injuries caused by the device becoming embedded or puncturing the wall of the uterus.
If you used the Mirena IUD and have experienced serious complications, our experienced product liability attorneys at Audet and Partners, LLP offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your legal claim and advise you of your options.  We invite you to call us at (800) 965-1461 or fill out the confidential case inquiry form on the right side of this page.

Miscarriage and Infertility Linked to Mirena IUD Prompt Lawsuits

At Audet and Partners, LLP, we are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device).   Sadly, there have been cases linking the Mirena IUD to miscarriage and infertility. Now women across the United States who have suffered adverse complications after using the device are now speaking out.

Mirena IUD Serious Injuries

Mirena IUD Lawsuits Audet and PartnersSerious complications have been linked to the Mirena IUD including:
Infection
 Uterine Perforation
Ectopic Pregnancy
Miscarriage
Ovarian Cysts
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Infertility

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Bayer marketed it as a hassle free birth control device, misleading women about its safety, and was reprimanded by the FDA for deceptive marketing in 2009.  Women who have become infertile or suffered other serious complications after using the Mirena IUD are shocked that they could be prescribed such a dangerous device.
The reports from women who have miscarried or declared infertile after using the Mirena device are nothing short of devastating.  Even a 23-year old woman who used the Mirena IUD for birth control reportedly suffered two miscarriages linked to her use of the Mirena IUD for birth control and has been diagnosed with infertility. Women have been told by their doctors that the device is safe and have seen the ads on TV making the Mirena IUD out to be “easy” and hassle free.  After suffering serious side effects and fertility complications, women have begun searching for answers for the cause of their troubles.  Once they learn about the terrible side effects of the Mirena IUD, including uterine perforation, miscarriages, and infertility, it is sadly already too late for many of them.
As of 2012, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) received over 45,000 reports of serious side effects from women who had used the Mirena IUD device. Our defective medical product law firm is investigating potential lawsuits to obtain financial recovery for women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD.

Mirena Manufacturer Bayer’s Misleading Advertising

Bayer, the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD, promoted the device as safe and hassle free form of contraception.  The company undertook a massive direct-to-consumer marketing campaign (TV ads, social media, etc.) targeting “busy moms” seeking a “simple” and “easy” contraceptive method.  However, reports indicate women were misled about the device’s features and side effects, including the risks of health complications such as infertility associated with the device. These types of deceptive and misleading ad campaigns that failed to disclose important health risks are a key component of product liability lawsuits against Bayer.

How to Get More Information

If you used the Mirena IUD form of contraception and have experienced serious complications, contact our experienced product injury attorneys at Audet and Partners, LLP for a free consultation so that we can evaluate your legal claim and advise you of your options.  Call us at (800) 965-1461 or fill out the confidential case inquiry form on the right side of this page.

High Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy When Mirena IUD Fails to Prevent Pregnancy

 

Many women have become aware of the many adverse effects associated with the Mirena IUD contraceptive device caused by migration of the device which may result in perforation and punctures of the uterus.  Despite this increased focus on the potential complications associated with the Mirena IUD, less attention has been directed toward the adverse effects of this form of contraception when it fails to prevent pregnancy.  The risk of an ectopic pregnancy can be as high as fifty percent when a woman becomes pregnant while using a Mirena IUD.

Mirena Ectopic Pregnancy RiskThe Mirena IUD contraceptive is an intrauterine device that prevents pregnancy.  The device contains the hormone progesterone which prevents ovulation.  The Mirena IUD also alters the lining of the uterus to interfere with implantation of a fertilized egg on the uterine wall.

Ectopic pregnancies that occur when a patient is using the Mirena IUD are not viable and such pregnancies pose serious health risks to the pregnant woman.  If an ectopic pregnancy continues, it will rupture and cause internal bleeding.  When this occurs, the woman may experience infertility and even death.  Surgery must be performed if an ectopic pregnancy ruptures.

While ectopic pregnancies are serious complications, there are many other complications that may be caused by use of the Mirena IUD.  Mirena can cause serious painful injuries that have a dramatic impact on the quality of life of the injury victim.  Some other complications that may occur if you have used the Mirena IUD include the following:

  • Rupture of the uterus or uterine wall
  • Migration resulting in uterine perforation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Infertility
  • Perforation of the intestines

Mirena IUD manufacturer Bayer Inc. engaged in a marketing campaign that targeted “working moms” and offered to simplify their lifestyle.  One aspect of this marketing approach included “Mirena Parties.”  Nurse practitioners at these parties would use a script that suggested the IUD device helped women “look and feel great,” provided a simple way to “reconnect with partners” and encouraged partners to be “more and more likely to be intimate.”

The FDA sent a warning letter to Bayer in 2009 warning that these representations exaggerated the effectiveness of the Mirena IUD while omitting potential risks.  Although Bayer discontinued Mirena Parties after the 2009 warning from the FDA, many women were persuaded to use the contraceptive device because of the effective marketing campaign that suggested a more convenient lifestyle and increased intimacy with one’s partner.

If you used the Mirena IUD form of contraception and have experienced serious complications, our experienced defective medical product attorneys at Audet and Partners, LLP offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your legal claim and advise you of your options.  We invite you to call us at (800) 965-1461 or email the confidential case inquiry form on the right side of this page.


Common Questions (FAQs) Regarding Mirena IUD Lawsuits

 

If you used the Mirena IUD contraceptive device and suffered serious medical complications like pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine perforation, ovarian cysts, irregular bleeding and infertility, you may have a legal claim against Bayer, Inc., the manufacturer of this intrauterine device.  Our defective medical product law firm is investigating legal claims that Bayer made false claims and misrepresented important facts about the Mirena IUD and failed to disclose potential medical risks.  While you are free to contact our Mirena IUD attorneys for a free case evaluation, we have provided some answers to common questions, such as:

Mirena Lawsuit Audet and Partners, LLP

Why are there concerns about the medical risks of the Mirena IUD?

The Mirena IUD has been associated with serious medical complications like migration of the device causing perforation of the uterine wall and uterine lining.  The failure of the device to remain fixed where it was implanted also has resulted in scarring, infections, abscesses, infertility and other serious side effects.  In some cases, revisionary surgery is necessary to remove the device.

What did the company do that forms a basis for bringing a lawsuit?

Our defective medical product attorneys at Audet & Partners, LLP are investigating claims against Bayer based on a number of legal theories including that the company failed to exercise reasonable care in designing the product and failed to conduct adequate medical testing.  We are also exploring claims that the company used misleading or deceptive claims in marketing the medical product.  The product was promoted as providing a no fuss approach to contraception that promotes intimacy and closeness, but the Mirena UID actually inhibited sex drive for some users.

How common are injuries caused by the Mirena IUD?

An FDA adverse events report dated December 18, 2012 indicated that 45,000 women experienced complications from their use of the contraceptive device.

How should I proceed if I believe I suffered adverse effects resulting from use of the Mirena IUD?

If you used the Mirena IUD and believe that you have experienced adverse effects, our experienced defective medical product attorneys at Audet & Partners, LLP offer a free case review so that we can evaluate your legal claim against Bayer, Inc.

How many women have used the Mirena IUD and potentially been exposed to injury?

Because of the increased popularity of long-lasting contraceptive options, over two million women have used the Mirena IUD contraceptive device.  Long-lasting IUD devices are now the contraceptive choice for one in ten women.

What types of damages might I be eligible to receive in a lawsuit?

Depending on the specific facts of your situation, you may be eligible to receive compensation for diminished earning capacity, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, medical expenses, impaired quality of life and other damages.

If you have suffered serious injuries or a loved one has died, our experienced defective medical product attorneys at Audet and Partners, LLP offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your legal claim and advise you of your options.  We invite you to call us at (800) 965-1461 or email the confidential case inquiry form on the right side of this page.


Misleading Marketing Alleged to Have Obscured Mirena IUD Risks

 

At Audet and Partners, LLP, we are currently evaluating claims by women who have suffered serious adverse effects caused by use of the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device).  These complications are a result of the implanted medical device causing perforations and punctures to the uterus or migration of the contraceptive device through the intra-abdominal cavity.  The Mirena IUD was promoted as an unobtrusive and hassle free form of contraception that is designed to be removed five years after implantation, the medical device has been linked to a range of medical complications that include:

  • > Infection
  • > Migration
  • > Perforation
  • > Expulsion

The Mirena IUD received approval from the FDA in 2000 and was promoted as a form of birth control that was a long lasting and reversible form of contraception.  The device which was designed to be implanted in the uterus releases progestin levonorgestrel to prevent the release of eggs by the uterus.  The implantation of the contraceptive device was also intended to interfere with the sperm and egg.

Our defective medical product law firm is exploring the basis for financial recovery by women who experience injuries caused by the device becoming embedded or puncturing the wall of the uterus.  These types of injuries can lead to serious complications including scarring and infections.  Surgical intervention may be necessary to address the problems.  In some cases, the Mirena IUD may actually migrate through the wall of the uterus resulting in severe internal injuries and complications involving the intestines and other organs.

 

Lawsuits being filed across the U.S. allege that Mirena knew or should have known of the risk of such complications but failed to adequately warn women who used the IUD device.  Allegations against Bayer, the company that manufactured the Mirena IUD, indicate that the device was marketed as hassle free resulting in misleading and distorted representations regarding the safety of the medical contraceptive device.

Promotional ads used to market the Mirena IUD like the “Mirena Simple Style” marketing campaign indicated that the use of the IUD would promote emotional satisfaction and intimacy while failing to disclose that one in 20 women who received the contraceptive device experienced reduced libido.  These types of deceptive and misleading ad campaigns that failed to disclose risks associated with the device are a key component of product liability claims against Bayer.

If you used the Mirena IUD form of contraception and have experienced serious complications, our experienced product liability attorneys at Audet and Partners, LLP offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your legal claim and advise you of your options.  We invite you to call us at (800) 965-1461 or email the confidential case inquiry form on the right side of this page.


Over 45,000 Reports of Complications Linked to Mirena IUD

The FDA received a total of 45,966 adverse event reports associated with Mirena IUD between November 1, 1997 and June 30, 2012. According to data gathered by AdverseEvents.com, Mirena was the primary suspect cause in 45,697 of these reports.

FDA AERS Reports from 11/01/1997 to 06/30/2012, as Reported at AdverseEvents.com:
Mirena IUD Adverse Events
Among these cases, the most common complaints included device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage.  The average age of Mirena patients who reported adverse events was 31 years, and were treated an average of 246 days.
If you, your wife, or a loved one, has suffered physical complications that may be tied to the Mirena IUD, please contact Audet & Partners, LLP by calling us toll-free, at 800.965.1461, or by filling out the simple and confidential form on the right hand side of this page.

Audet and Partners, LLP Offers Free, Confidential Mirena IUD Case Evaluations

 

Audet and Partners, LLP, a national class action law firm with particular expertise in defective medical devices is now offering free and confidential case evaluations to victims of serious side effects caused by the Mirena IUD.  Manufactured by Bayer and distributed since 2000, the Mirena IUD has come under heavy scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in light of serious medical problems linked to the device in tens of thousands of women.  These side effects may include abscesses, migration of the device to other bodily areas, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and perforation of the uterus.

If you believe you may have been a victim of serious health complications associated with the Mirena IUD, call Audet and Partners, LLP for a free, confidential case review at (800) 965-1461 or request a free, confidential case review by completing and submitting our online inquiry form to the right of this page.

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