A recent Supreme Court decision allows Hobby Lobby to refuse to cover four types of birth control, one being the Mirena IUD. Hobby Lobby’s refusal was predicated on the belief that these types of birth control are “abortifacients.” In other words, the contraceptives terminate pregnancies rather than prevent them. However, Hobby Lobby’s opposition cites supporting science that the Mirena IUD does not terminate life but, instead, prevents fertilization. It creates a change in cervical mucus that is inhospitable to sperm, making fertilization impossible. Beyond the Hobby Lobby case, Mirena is embroiled in other litigation. Some rare side-effects include Mirena’s chance of inhibiting ovulation for the first year in women and creating a thinning of the uterine wall that may prevent a fertilized egg from implanting. Both are considered to be fairly rare side effects. Mirena IUD lawyers, however, know there are more dangerous and more common side effects.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD is one of the most commonly used birth control devices in America. Unfortunately, some women have sought help from Mirena IUD lawyers to seek damages for severe side effects related to the device. Lawsuits allege that the manufacturer, Bayer, knowingly promoted a defective, dangerous device to consumers. Mirena IUD lawyers also allege that Bayer went to great lengths to hide the potential complications of the device. The IUD itself has been in use in Europe since 1991 and the United States since 2000.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that it has received complaints of device dislocation, device expulsion, vaginal hemorrhaging, ectopic pregnancy, perforation of the uterine wall, and pelvic inflammatory disease. The women affected by these side effects have sought help from Mirena IUD lawyers to pursue compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. The basis of most lawsuits is the fact that Bayer did not work as it should have to make these side effects known, putting profits ahead of public safety.
Seeking Legal Assistance from Mirena IUD Lawyers
If you or a woman you love was implanted with a Mirena IUD and was injured as a result, considering working with Mirena IUD lawyers. Attorney Group is currently offering free, no obligation consultations to those who feel they have a claim against Bayer. If you do, we can connect you with affiliated Mirena IUD lawyers able to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today with any additional questions about the IUD, working with Mirena IUD lawyers, or for more information about the ongoing lawsuits.