Mirena® IUD is a t-shaped intrauterine contraceptive device manufactured by Bayer Health Pharmaceuticals. Mirena® IUD is a small, soft piece of plastic inserted into the uterus that has a claimed success rate of 99% since its release in 1990. The plastic device expels hormones into the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to five years, but can be removed by a healthcare professional at any time.
Why Is the Manufacturer of Mirena® Subject to Lawsuits?
Mirena® has been associated with a variety of medical issues such as embedment. Embedment occurs when the device becomes embedded in the second layer of the uterine wall (the myometrium). If the small, t-shaped device becomes embedded, it may no longer prevent pregnancy and should be removed by a healthcare provider as soon as possible. In severe cases of embedment, the device must be removed surgically.
Breast cancer is another major concern with the use of Mirena®. Individuals who currently have breast cancer or have a risk of it should not use Mirena®. During post marketing of the product, spontaneous instances of breast cancer have been reported. Exact statistics cannot yet be determined between the use of Mirena® and cancer, but there is a serious possibility that the two are linked.
Talk to your doctor about whether or not Mirena® is a safe contraceptive option for you. You may want to consider other alternatives if the benefits do not outweigh the risks.
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If you or someone you know has experienced medical complications that are suspected to be associated with the use of Mirena® IUD, do not hesitate to seek answers. For further questions, please contact Lieser Law Firm today.