Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) was initially intended to function as a contraceptive, and the device was later approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. However, a growing number of women have filed claims that the device shifted from its original position in the uterus, resulting in uterine perforations. Other claims include allegations that the IUD damaged organs after it migrated outside of the uterus and caused infections that diminished the ability to conceive.
Women injured after using Mirena should consider seeking legal counsel from a Tennessee Mirena lawsuit lawyer in an attempt to recover the compensation needed for additional medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
Woman Files Mirena Claim in Tennessee
Recently, a Tennessee woman allegedly suffered from severe and permanent injuries from the Mirena IUD and is filing a lawsuit alleging that the device is defective. Additionally, the plaintiff claims that Mirena’s manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, knew of the dangers of the device but failed to warn the FDA and consumers. Instead, the manufacturer allegedly promoted its product as safe and effective while downplaying the potential dangers.
Filed on September 30, 2013 in Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County Law Division, the lawsuit claims that the plaintiff was implanted with the device in December 2009. Then, in October 2012, her healthcare provider noticed that the device had shifted and was now located outside of the uterus. The plaintiff is filing the lawsuit to recover compensation for permanent and severe physical injuries, economic loss due to lost wages and medical expenses and substantial pain.
The lawsuit also claims that Bayer has a history of misrepresenting the Mirena IUD as the company was contacted in 2009 by a federal department responsible for the marketing and promoting of products across the country. The agency claimed that Bayer was making unsubstantial promises about Mirena while failing to mention its risks.
The device, implanted into the uterus and designed to remain in place and prevent pregnancy for up to five years, may also other serious and life-threatening complications. If Mirena has injured you or someone you love and you feel you have a claim, a Tennessee Mirena lawsuit lawyer can review your case and determine if you are eligible to file for compensation.
Pending Mirena Lawsuits
Women across the U.S. have been filing lawsuits, alleging that Mirena caused serious injuries such as migration of the device, uterine perforations and other potentially life-threatening complications, including:
- Uterine wall embedment
- Obstructions or perforations of intestines
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Organ damage
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
According to pending lawsuits, those who have suffered complications often require surgery and, even then, the damage done to their reproductive organs may be permanent. If Mirena injured you, consider seeking legal counsel from a Tennessee Mirena lawsuit lawyer to learn more about your legal options and filing for compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Tennessee Mirena Lawsuit Lawyer for More Information
If you have suffered from serious and life-threatening complications while Mirena was implanted in you, consider seeking legal counsel from a Tennessee Mirena lawsuit lawyer to learn more about your legal rights. At Attorney Group for Tennessee, we can help to determine if you have a valid claim by providing you with a free, no-obligation consultation. We will connect you with an experienced Tennessee Mirena lawsuit lawyer who will handle your case and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. You may be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.