Mirena Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois
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Mirena is an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) manufactured by Bayer
Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Mirena prevents pregnancy by slowly releasing
the levonorgestrel hormone into the uterus to thin the uterine lining.
A trained healthcare professional must insert Mirena, which may last up
to five years. Our Chicago Mirena attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law
Firm are currently accepting Mirena claims involving women who were implanted
with the device and experienced severe complications.
By trusting your case to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, you are getting:
- Insight from 50 years of combined experience
- An attorney who specializes in Mirena litigation
- Representation that travels directly to you
- Personalized, caring counsel every step of the way
- Skills gained from handling 10,000+ cases since 1985
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Severe Mirena Side Effects
Women implanted withMirena experience serious and even life-threatening
side effects. Some patients even require a complete hysterectomy or suffer
complications that eventually led to death.
Mirena’s serious complications include:
Perforation of the Uterus: If the device pierces the wall of the uterus, it may require surgical
removal. Perforation can also cause other complications, like internal
scarring, infection, and organ damage. Some of these complications may be fatal.
Embedment in the Uterus: Mirena may embed itself in the uterus, also requiring surgical removal.
Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC): Mirena can cause neurological side effects, including pressure inside
the skull, which can mimic brain tumors. This condition, PTC, can cause
vision loss, brain damage, and can recur months or even years after diagnosis.
Peritonitis: Peritonitis is inflammation of the internal organs and abdominal cavity
lining. This can lead to significant fluid loss. Symptoms of peritonitis
include sharp abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Bacteria that travels from the opening of the uterus to a woman's
reproductive organs may lead to infections of the uterus, fallopian tubes,
and other reproductive organs. This may result in permanent damage.
Ectopic Pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication
in which the embryo implants outside of the uterine cavity.
- Erosion of Nearby Organs
- Intestinal Perforations
- Intestinal Blockage
Even after the device is removed, many women report severe health problems
In 2000, the FDA approved Mirena, which was marketed as a birth control
device that improved romance, energy, intimacy, and physical appearance.
A Timeline of Mirena Lawsuits:
December 2009: The FDA issues a warning letter to Bayer, Mirena’s manufacturer,
warning that its promotional campaign contained serious misrepresentations
about Mirena’s benefits
2012: The Affordable Healthcare Act mandates that insurance companies cannot
require co-pays for birth control. This makes Mirena an affordable option
(previously the cost of implantation was nearly $1,000).
August 2014: The U.S. Judicial Panel on MDLs rules that Mirena plaintiffs suffering
from alleged idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) injuries will
be tried individually.
Recently: Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) injuries are added to Mirena lawsuits against
Bayer. PTC is a serious neurological condition that can cause blindness
and brain damage. Bayer is accused of downplaying Mirena’s link with PTC.
Mirena’s popularity continues to increase, despite thousands of injury
lawsuits against Bayer. Further investigations show that Bayer used sneaky,
deceptive marketing to get the device approved by the FDA.
As of today, over 1,300 Mirena lawsuits have been consolidated in a multi-district
litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of New York. Another 2,000 Mirena
lawsuits are also pending in a multi-county litigation (MCL) in New Jersey
Seasoned Firm Ready to Stand Up for You 24 / 7
If you or a loved one was implanted with Mirena and experienced serious
complications, contact our law office immediately. Our team of experienced
Chicago Mirena lawyers can effectively evaluate your potential lawsuit,
beginning with a free, no-obligation consultation.
All of our Mirena attorneys work on a contingency basis, so we do not get
paid unless we successfully recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
We will explain your legal rights, investigate your potential claim, and
zealously advocate on your behalf in order to secure you the highest compensation
possible. Begin your case with a free case evaluation! Call (800) 774-7120 today.