Albuquerque Mirena Lawsuits
Women who have suffered or are suffering adverse health effects related to the use of the Mirena IUD may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and recover financial compensation for their injuries. If you experienced such injuries, especially a buildup of pressure in the skull which you can reasonably attribute to Mirena use, you may have a basis for a valid claim against Mirena’s manufacturer. Our law firm is currently accepting new cases related to Mirena side effects. Our lawyers are experienced in litigation against big pharmaceutical companies over defective medical devices and we will gladly review your case free of charge.
Defective Product Claims Against Mirena
Mirena is a small plastic T- shaped IUD birth control device. Placed directly in the uterus, it releases a hormone that affects sperm movement. Mirena is advertised by its manufacturer to be over 99% effective with a lifetime of up to 5 years.
The FDA has received about 70,000 injury reports in relation to Miena use since the device was introduced in 2000. According to these reports, Mirena can cause organ perforation and it also can move around inside the body causing severe pain, bleeding, and other adverse health effects. These complications can occur months or even years after it is initially inserted.
Because the manufacturer failed to provide information concerning the lifespan of this device, many women thought it could be used indefinitely which increased the risk of side-effects. In addition, Bayer failed to advise that Mirena was primarily recommended for women who had had a child before and was allegedly negligent in providing warnings of the risks of use.
Mirena Litigation History
These failures on the part of the manufacturer led thousands of women to file lawsuits against Bayer. However, the lawsuits that claimed Mirena caused uterus perforation during application as well as those claiming device migration were dismissed by a federal judge in 2016 due to a lack of scientific evidence that could corroborate plaintiffs claims.
Current Active Lawsuits
Nevertheless, there are currently more than 500 active lawsuits involving women who have used Mirena claiming they suffered injuries due to a condition called pseudotumor cerebri. This condition is caused by increased blood pressure in the brain with symptoms similar to a brain tumor. Pseudotumor cerebri can lead to brain damage and injuries such as vision loss, damage to the optic nerve, migraines or tinnitus. In some cases, a brain surgery may be necessary to treat the condition. Current lawsuits allege that Bayer has been negligent in providing a warning about these risks.
If you have used Mirena and have suffered injuries related to increased pressure on the brain, our lawyers would like to hear your story. We can determine your eligibility for a lawsuit and advise you on all your options. Call our toll-free number 866-503-1650 and schedule a free consultation with one of our team members today.