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Lawsuits Against Bayer’s Mirena IUD

By Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C.  Dec. 2, 2013 10:20a

Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) implanted in women which releases small continuous doses of a hormone to reduce the possibility of pregnancy. The hormone released is levonorgesterel which is used in oral contraceptives. It is used to prevent pregnancy and to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding for up to five years. The Mirena IUD has become the target of many lawsuits, however, due to the dangers it poses for many women. These dangers include many side effects and complications, including:

As a result of thousands of adverse reports received by the FDA, many lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, which manufactures the device. These lawsuits contend that the company failed to warn consumers and doctors about the risks and dangers of the device, that it engaged in false marketing, was responsible for designing and selling a defective product, and hid what it knew about harmful side effects.

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The above legal action against Bayer involving the Mirena IUD is an example of product liability. This is a term used to describe the liability of a negligent manufacturer when its dangerous or defective product results in harm to the public.

If you believe you have suffered injury or health damage due to a defective product, it is important to get knowledgeable legal advice about your options. In Lafayette and New Orleans, that can be done by consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney at Doran & Cawthorne, PLLC. This firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients injured due to the negligence of others in all types of accidents and incidents, from traffic accidents to food poisoning, drowning accidents, maritime and offshore accidents, construction accidents, and more. The legal team has more than 24 years of combined experience in this field. Find out whether you have a valid claim by contacting the firm to discuss your case.

  • Racing heart, heart palpitations
  • Mood swings
  • Migraines, headaches
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Bloating
  • Numbness or tingling in hands, arms, and other extremities
  • Back pain
  • Weight gain
  • General aches and pains
  • Embedding or perforation of the uterus wall
  • Migration of the device to locations outside of the uterus, causing scarring, infection, and damage to organs
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

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