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Mirena

Mirena IUDIn the United States, more than 2 million women use Mirena and globally, more than 15 million women have used the device since its introduction. The Mirena manufacturer, Bayer, has used deceptive advertising tactics, endangering their health.

How it Works

Mirena is an IUD inserted directly into the uterus, to disrupt the egg and sperm, where it may remain in place for up to five years. The IUD was approved in 2000 as a contraceptive and its approval was expanded in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding for women. Mirena releases a progestin to help keep the ovaries from releasing eggs.

Bayer has been attempting to promote the IUD to appeal to younger women and girls, despite serious risks that they may not be adequately disclosing or warning about.

Possible Complications from Mirena

In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to Bayer, stating that Bayer's "Simple Style Program," "overstates the efficacy of Mirena, presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena."

The letter states that the program misleadlingly indicates "that the use of Mirena instead of other means of contraception will result in increased levels of intimacy, romance, and by implication, emotional satisfaction. These claims misleadingly overstate the proven efficacy of Mirena."

Users have reported experiencing problems with Mirena perforating or puncturing the uterus, migration of the device to other parts of the body and infections that may result in scarring that diminishes fertility or the ability to conceive.

Serious Injuries Reported

If you have suffered any of the following serious injuries as the result of using Mirena, we want to help you.

  • Abscesses
  • Device migration
  • Embedment in the uterine wall
  • Uterine perforations
  • Infertility
  • Infection
  • Intestinal perforations or obstruction
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Ectopic Pregnancy

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO today for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of using Mirena, contact the medical device recall lawyers of Elk & Elk today. For 50 years, our attorneys have been fighting the big medical device companies to get the most compensation possible for our clients.

Call us today at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to discover the difference we can make for you and your family.