The Mirena IUD (“Intra-Uterine Device”) was introduced by Bayer and approved by the FDA in 2000 as a long-acting form of birth control that is inserted into the uterus to disrupt the egg and sperm. The device also releases the progestin levonorgestrel, which further acts to prevent pregnancy. Although Mirena has been promoted as a safe and reversible form of birth control, women may face an unreasonable risk of problems, such as spontaneous migration and uterine perforation also leading to infection and complications that result in surgery to remove the device.
According to allegations raised in lawsuits filed in courts throughout the United States, Bayer knew or should have known of the risk of these Mirena problems, yet failed to provide adequate warnings for women or to the medical community.
If you or a loved one has used the Mirena IUD and suffered complications, please contact The D’Onofrio Firm at once for a review of your potential case.