Mirena IUD Lawsuits in California
Los Angeles Dangerous Drug Attorney
Use of the Mirena IUD may cause serious complications, which is why our team of
Los Angeles dangerous drug lawyers are committed to providing information and representation for those who
may have a lawsuit.
"IUD" stands for "intrauterine device." Mirena is a
type of hormonal birth control that is heavily marketed to women who already
have one or more children. The IUD is implanted inside a woman's uterus
and can stay there up to five years, releasing low doses of hormones for
the prevention of pregnancy.
The FDA as well as well as the manufacturer of Mirena (Bayer Pharmaceuticals)
has admitted that this IUD can cause serious side effects. If you or someone
you love suffered from these adverse effects, you may be entitled to a lawsuit.
Mirena IUD Adverse Side Effects
Using this intrauterine device most commonly leads to minor complications such as:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Bleeding/spotting between periods
- Lower abdominal pain
- Ovarian cysts
Unfortunately, many women experienced more severe symptoms than these.
Doctors implant the Mirena IUD so that it stays in the same place for
extended periods of time, but some women experienced migration of the
device as well as
organ perforation. If you experienced extreme pain while using this birth control device
and found out that the device migrated and tore through the wall of your
uterus, then you may have a lawsuit.
According to Bayer Pharmaceuticals, a little less than one percent of all
women with the Mirena IUD contract an infection known as
pelvic inflammatory disease. Women with PID are likely to experience symptoms such as lower abdominal
pain, fever, vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse or urination,
and abnormal or unusually heavy menstruation.
Mirena IUD is a birth control device that is over 99 percent effective
in preventing pregnancies, but it is possible for women to get pregnant
while using this device. If you find out that you are pregnant and the
Mirena IUD is still implanted, then you should contact your doctor immediately
regarding removal. According to Bayer, "pregnancy while using Mirena can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility."
Do I Need a Mirena IUD Lawyer?
You may need a lawyer if you suffered one of the more severe negative side
effects associated with Mirena IUD. Statistically, more than eight percent
of women in the United States have been implanted with some sort of intrauterine
device, and Mirena is one of the most popular. Many women have already
begun the legal battle, and with the help of their attorneys, have brought
injury cases against Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
How can you know if you are entitled to a lawsuit? The best way to know
is by having your case evaluated by a
Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Martinian & Associates INC. Our law firm is passionate about victim
representation, which is why our goal is to educate, counsel and litigate
on behalf of Mirena IUD victims.
Martinian & Associates INC. has much
experience with mass tort litigation, such as pharmaceutical and medical devices cases such as this. We know
what to look for and we know what steps to take to ensure that our clients
get the representation they deserve. Should you become our client, trust
that we will fight for maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
Learn more about our firm and how we are prepared to take legal action
on your behalf. Please call us for a
free evaluation of your case!