Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Maryland Personal Injury Attorney Handles Dangerous Drug Cases
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are birth control products that have gained considerable popularity in recent years. Effective, convenient and heavily marketed, these products were intended to provide long-acting alternatives to short-acting and less effective contraceptive methods. One of the most popular and profitable IUDs was a product known as Mirena, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The Mirena IUD also contains synthetic hormones, known as levonorgestrel, that are used to prevent ovulation and conception.
It soon became apparent that the Mirena IUD posed a long list of unwanted and dangerous side effects. The product has been linked to uterus perforations, pelvic inflammatory disease, irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts and other serious medical conditions. The synthetic hormones have also been linked to headaches, migraines, acne, depression and mood swings. The potential risks are extensive and in some cases, especially in those that involve the IUD becoming embedded into the wall of the uterus, extremely dangerous.
As a result of these numerous health risks and side effect, litigation has been enacted against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. In a warning issued by the FDA, Bayer was found to have overstated the efficacy of the IUD, presented unsubstantial claims, minimized the risks associated with the device, and conducted misleading marketing campaigns.
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If you or a loved one has experience adverse health reactions after using the Mirena IUD, The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. is prepared to help you navigate the legal channels needed to recover your damages. By allowing a Maryland personal injury lawyer form our firm to evaluate your case, establish the potential merits of your claim and inform you of the ways in which we can fight for you, you can you can begin your legal journey toward obtaining the compensation you deserve. If you wish to schedule your free initial consultation, contact our firm today.