The Mirena IUD was initially approved by the FDA, in 2000, as a contraceptive for women. In 2008 the labeling for the device was updated and in 2009 it was also approved for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding.
Shortly after, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contacted Bayer Pharmaceuticals about unsupported claims that using the Mirena device over conception will increase intimacy and romance. As such, the drug giant has been under fire.
In fact, the Mirena IUD has been linked to several adverse effects in women which include:
Perforations of the cervix, intestines and uterus
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Numerous lawsuits are pending against Bayer for the due to the company’s alleged failure to properly study the device prior to releasing it to market.
If you are someone you love has had any health issues associated with the use of a Mirena IUD, you should talk to your medical doctor and contact an experienced attorney that specializes in these types of cases.