The ABC News station in Detroit, WXYZ Detroit, aired a report in late August 2014 on Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) cases in the U.S. The news story chronicled one woman’s tragic experience with Bayer’s flawed contraceptive device.
After seeing her doctor to receive the Mirena IUD, the woman, named Sara, had to have the device removed surgically, as it has perforated her uterus, a phenomenon often referred to as Mirena IUD uterine perforation, or uterine rupture.
The WXYZ Detroit report also revealed the vast number of complaints filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the Mirena IUD, and the sometimes serious injuries that motivated filing the FDA complaint in the first place. According to the data gathered by the Detroit news channel, the FDA has received almost 5,000 adverse event reports about Mirena device dislocation, what is also termed as device migration, wherein the contraceptive device dislodges from the uterus, and travels to other parts of the body.
There have been many cases in which Mirena IUDs that have dislodged and have migrated elsewhere in the body have caused serious internal damage.
As detailed in the Detroit news report, one woman suffered liver lacerations from the Mirena IUD, and another woman, only in her early twenties, had to undergo a hysterectomy and an appendectomy as a result of Mirena IUD migration.
From such horrific accounts, it is clear that the Mirena IUD poses serious health risks to women.
If you have suffered an injury, or injuries, from the Mirena IUD, Carey Danis & Lowe asks you to pause to consider two things. Firstly, consider how your Mirena IUD injuries have impacted your quality of life, and secondly, the importance of holding pharmaceutical companies, like Bayer, accountable for releasing an unsafe product onto the market.
If you would like to move forward with legal action by filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit, the defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe encourage you to explore your legal options with us today during a free initial case evaluation.
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