An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare alleging the company overstated the benefits of its Mirena IUD contraceptive device and failed to adequately warn women or their doctors of the serious health risks that it could cause.
The Mirena IUD, or intrauterine device, is a flexible T-shaped device that is implanted into the cervix to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The device has been linked to thousands of reports of complications that range include heavy bleeding and cramping. More serious reports claim the device can migrate from its intended position into the abdominal cavity and, in some cases, perforate nearby organs.
Many women have had to undergo surgery to have the device removed. In some cases women required hysterectomies. Some deaths have also been reported.
This latest lawsuit was filed Dec. 31, 2013, in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois, naming Bayer Healthcare in a product liability lawsuit. Bayer faces hundreds of similar Mirena IUD lawsuits from women and their families, who say the device caused serious health problems.
If you have had a Mirena IUD and suffered from complications, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Attorneys with Beasley Allen Law Firm are currently investigating cases of injuries and other problems associated with Bayer’s Mirena IUD.
Source: Madison Record