Kentucky Mirena IUD Lawsuits have become more and more frequent in the recent months. The Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a popular form of birth control as well as treatment for excessive menstrual bleeding. It is a small T-shaped plastic contraceptive device that steadily releases levonorgestrel into the uterus, intended to work up to five years and recommended for women who have already had at least one child.
Unfortunately, it has been linked to higher risks of dangerous complications. The Mirena IUD is made by Bayer Inc., who have been under suspicion for using marketing tactics that are deceptive and failing to provide adequate warnings of the possible risks of injuries associated with the device. Contact Mirena lawsuit attorneys at Attorney Group for Kentucky if you have used the Mirena IUD and experienced a serious illness or injury. You may qualify to pursue a lawsuit to receive compensation for your injury.
How the Mirena IUD Works
The Mirena is used for contraception, prolonged or heavy menstrual periods, and protection from the overgrowth of the lining of the womb in those who take oestrogen hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Mirena releases levonorgestrel into the womb preventing pregnancy by increasing the mucus thickness at the neck of the uterus making it difficult for sperm to enter into the womb from the vagina. When sperm cannot enter into the womb, egg fertilization is less likely. Levonorgestrel also helps to prevent the lining of the uterus from thickening every month to prepare to receive a fertilized egg and can even help, in some women, prevent the egg from being released from the ovary.
Side Effects from the Mirena IUD
Many serious injuries and side effects have been associated with the Mirena Intrauterine Device. Since the Mirena was put on the market, the following side effects have been reported by its users:
- Many types of cancer: Endometrial, ovarian, thyroid, uterine, colon, gastric, cervix, rectal and bladder
- Precancerous cells
- Breast tenderness
- Painful menstruation
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
- Uterine wall or cervix perforation
- Ectopic or intrauterine pregnancy
- Group A Streptococcal sepsis
If you are experiencing severe pelvic or abdominal pain and have used the Mirena IUD, contact your doctor as soon as possible to see if it could be a side effect from the Mirena. We then invite you to contact our lawyers to discuss your case for a possible Kentucky Mirena IUD Lawsuit.
Kentucky Mirena IUD Lawsuit Attorneys
Our lawyers at Attorney Group for Kentucky believe that when innocent people are hurt because of a defective medical device and the way in which it was deceptively marketed to the public, the responsible party should be held accountable for any injuries that happen. Contact us so that we can evaluate your claim for a possible Kentucky Mirena IUD Lawsuit and provide experienced legal representation to help you gain compensation for your injuries.
For more information see our Mirena IUD Information Center