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Mirena IUD Recall in NJ
Mirena is an intrauterine contraceptive system, more commonly known as an IUD. It was approved by the FDA in 2000. Designed, manufactured, marketed and sold by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mirena is a small, T-shaped device made of soft, flexible plastic that is inserted into the uterus. The device is designed to release a hormone called levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. However, a Mirena IUD recall is in effect and monitored by our medical device lawyers in NJ.
A warning letter was released to Bayer by the FDA stating that,
“…the use of Mirena is associated with a number of risks, including … the increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ovarian cysts, and irregular bleeding and amenorrhea. Additional warnings include the risk of Mirena embedding in, perforating or being expelled from the uterus.”
Many lawsuits have already been filed against Bayer by women claiming they suffered severe injuries as a result of the implantation of the Mirena IUD. These individuals have contacted our medical device lawyers.
Complaints allege that Bayer failed to adequately research potential side effects of Mirena and the result was the Mirena IUD recall. Complaints also allege that Bayer failed to warn patients about the risk of the medical device migrating long after it is implanted. This migration increases the risk of infection or perforation, and can cause serious damage to surrounding organs.
Get more information about filing a claim for side effects caused by the Mirena IUD recall by contacting our medical device lawyers in NJ today. Get a free consultation or call 855-800-0093