Important Claim Information regarding the MIRENA IUD
IMPORTANT: THE USE OF THE MIRENA IUD HAS BEEN LINKED TO SEVERE HEALTH RELATED PROBLEMS AND COMPLICATIONS THAT PATIENTS WERE NOT INFORMED ABOUT WHEN CONTEMPLATING THE IMPLANTATION OF THE MIRENA IUD. IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAD A MIRENA IUD IMPLANTED AS A CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE OR TO TREAT HEAVY MENSTRUATION AND AS A RESULT SUFFERED COMPLICATIONS, RESULTING IN THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF THE MIRENA IUD, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSTATION. PLEASE CALL THE CARTWRIGHT LAW FIRM IN HOUSTON IMMEDIATELY AT 713-840-0950 OR 1-800-841-1191 BEFORE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS EXPIRE. A FEMALE MEMBER OF OUR STAFF WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A FREE CASE EVALUATION. HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL.
What is an IUD and a MIRENA IUD?
- • An IUD is an intrauterine device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus for long term birth control. IUD’s are typically made of copper or plastic and some IUD’s release hormones into a woman’s body.
- • The MIRENA IUD is a hormonal intrauterine device. MIRENA is estrogen-free. It releases small amounts of levonorgestrel, a progestin hormone found in many birth control pills, in your uterus at a slow and steady rate.
- • The MIRENA IUD is inserted by a qualified health-care professional. The MIRENA IUD can remain inserted in a woman’s uterus for up to five years.
Background Information on the MIRENA IUD
- • MIRENA is manufactured and marketed by BAYER.
- • The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MIRENA IUD as a contraceptive device in 2000.
- • In 2009, the FDA approved the MIRENA IUD to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use intrauterine contraception as their method of pregnancy prevention. MIRENA was the first IUD approved by the FDA to treat heavy menstruation.
The MIRENA Marketing Controversy:
In 2009, MIRENA came under attack by the FDA regarding the marketing techniques it was using in promoting the use of the MIRENA IUD as a contraceptive device. BAYER marketed the device to “busy moms” and used a social networking website called “Mom Central” to organize parties to promote the MIRENA IUD either at a person’s home or a restaurant. The parties were hosted by a MIRENA representative and a Nurse Practitioner. The hosts made several statements promoting the use of MIRENA IUD as a contraceptive device. Some of the statements made to women during these parties included statements such as:
- MIRENA IUD improves intimacy and romance between a woman and her partners
- The MIRENA IUD simplifies a woman’s life
- It makes a woman look and feel great
- MIRENA allows for spontaneous intimacy
- MIRENA requires no daily, weekly or monthly routine to follow
The FDA sent a letter to BAYER regarding the marketing techniques for MIRENA. The FDA determined these claims made about the MIRENA IUD to potential patients overstated the proven efficacy of MIRENA. The FDA noted that even though MIRENA is a proven effective contraception device, does not include a daily routine and is not a barrier to contraception, there is no evidence to suggest that women who use MIRENA as birth control experience an increase in reconnection, romance or intimacy with their partners. The FDA also faulted BAYER for failing to include information during these parties regarding the potential serious complications associated with the use of a MIRENA IUD.
Additionally, the FDA found that the statements made about MIRENA not requiring a daily, weekly or monthly routine was misleading to ensure that the MIRENA was properly functioning. To see the letter from the FDA to BAYER regarding the MIRENA IUD in its entirety, click on the following link: Click here to download a PDF copy
Complications Associated with MIRENA IUD
BAYER failed to warn potential consumers about the risks and serious complications associated with the MIRENA IUD.
- Some complications which have been found to be associated with the MIRENA IUD are as follows:
- – Migration or movement of the MIRENA IUD
- – Embedding of the MIRENA IUD in the uterus or nearby organs
- – Perforation of the uterus or surrounding organs
- – Expulsion of the MIRENA IUD
- – Ovarian cysts
- – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- – Ectopic pregnancy
- – Heavy vaginal bleeding
- – Pelvic pain and pain during intercourse
- – Permanent infertility
- These are the common problems associated with the MIRENA IUD. However, some women report experiencing hair loss and bouts of depression while the MIRENA IUD is implanted as well as after the MIRENA IUD has been surgically removed.
Do you have a potential claim against BAYER for problems associated with your MIRENA IUD?
If you or a loved one had a MIRENA IUD contraceptive device implanted and experienced problems and complications which required your MIRENA IUD device to be SURGICALLY REMOVED, you or your loved one might have a claim against BAYER and may be entitled to monetary compensation. Even though every case is different and specific results cannot be guaranteed, victims who have had placement of the MIRENA IUD and subsequently had to get the device surgically removed may be able to collect the following damages:
- Additional surgery and multiple surgical revisions
- Emotional distress
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost or reduced earnings
- Out-of-pocket medical, surgical and hospital expenses
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
Your Potential MIRENA IUD Claim
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If you or a loved one if you had a MIRENA IUD implanted and subsequently surgically removed due to complications. A female member of our staff will provide you with a free confidential consultation. There is no obligation to file a claim. Call The Cartwright Law Firm today at 713-840-0950. A female member of our staff will provide you with a free case evaluation. All your personal information will be kept confidential. There is no obligation. Call today before your rights expire! Hablamos Español.