Mirena IUD FAQs

Published on June 25, 2013 by Laurie Villanueva

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If you experienced infection, pain, uterine perforations or another complication allegedly associated with the Mirena IUD and are now considering a Mirena IUD lawsuit, see answers below to some of our most frequently asked questions. More and more women in the U.S. are coming forward to file claims over the birth control device manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals alleging injuries caused by the IUD. Submit a free case evaluation form on this page to start the process of filing a claim or call us directly at .

Why Pursue a Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

Around the U.S., women are pursuing Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging the birth control device caused them to suffer numerous Mirena side effects, which may include spontaneous migration of the implant, uterine perforations, abscesses, scarring, adhesions, infections and infertility. In a worst-case scenario, a hysterectomy may be necessary to repair Mirena complications. Claims involving the IUD, which is originally inserted into a woman’s uterine wall by a health care provider to prevent pregnancy, allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to thoroughly test the IUD before putting it on the market. Plaintiffs also say the device was defectively designed.

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Has a Mirena Recall Been Issued?

Despite the growing number of adverse event reports and lawsuits alleging injuries with Mirena, no recall of the IUD has been announced. Prompts for a Mirena recall may increase, though, as women continue to file complaints and IUD lawsuits involving the IUD.

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What Should My Plan of Action Be After Suffering a Mirena-Related Injury?

The first thing you should do after experiencing a Mirena side effect is consult your doctor. It is imperative that you obtain records of all your expenses and appointments related to your injury, as they will serve as vital evidence in your Mirena IUD lawsuit. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to Mirena victims. If your claim proves to be valid, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless a recovery is obtained on your behalf. Learn more about your legal options when you give us a call at .

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Will I Be Suing My Doctor in My Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

No. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing Mirena IUD lawsuits involving injuries that occurred after the device was inserted CORRECTLY. Women in these suits allegedly experienced complications stemming from spontaneous migration of the IUD, which can cause uterine perforations and other Mirenea side effects that can occur sometimes long after the IUD has been inserted. Plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits allege the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warning about the product’s risk for side effects.

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How Much Compensation Should I Expect to Receive in My Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

Lawyers at our Firm believe women who suffered the horrible side effects of Mirena should be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, which may relate to medical bills, lost wages as well as other out-of pocket expenses and physical pain. To find out more about filing a claim, submit a free case evaluation form or call a Mirena lawyer directly at .

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When is the Right Time to Call a Mirena Attorney about Filing a Lawsuit?

One of the first steps an attorney will take in starting the process of filing your Mirean IUD lawsuit is research any statute of limitations issues. The “statute of limitations” set by each U.S. state allows individuals a certain amount of time in which they can file acclaim. Whether the statute of limitations on a claim begins when the injury occurs, or when a connection between the injury and its potential cause (in this case Mirena), depends on the state. If your case is not filed within the “statute of limitations,” you will forever lose your right to sue.

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Can I Still Pursue a Mirena IUD Lawsuit if I Am Not Covered By Health Insurance?

Yes. If you were injured by Mirena and you do not have health insurance, it is that much more important that you contact a lawyer immediately. If you receive compensation from a Mirena lawsuit, you may be unburdened of the debt you may accumulate as a result of your injury.

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If a Mirena IUD Lawyer Takes My Case, How Much Will I Be Charged?

If a recovery is made in your case, the Firm typically receives a percentage of the total recovery. You typically pay nothing otherwise. Details about the fee arrangement between you and the lawyer are clearly laid out in a retainer agreement you will sign at the beginning of the process, however.

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How Often Do Women Suffer Mirena Injuries?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly received more than 45,000 complaints from women implanted with the IUD between 1997 and the end of 2012. This information was revealed in an Adverse Events report published December 18, 2012.

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How Long Has Mirena Been on the Market?

The Mirena IUD was FDA-approved in 2000 as a contraceptive. In 2009, the agency expanded its range of uses to include heavy menstrual bleeding in women who used the IUD as their form of birth control.

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Why Should I Choose a Lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to Represent Me in My Mirena Case?

The Firm’s Mirena IUD lawyers are committed to staunchly advocating your claim by using our extensive experience to guide you through the legal process and provide you with the personal attention your case deserves. In the past, we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients.

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What Will I Need to File a Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

It is imperative that you keep your lawyer abreast of any updates to your medical treatment and care as well as all your medical expenses and times absent from work. This information, in addition to copies of your medical records, may be vital to your case.

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Who Has Received Mirena?

Approximately 2 million women have received Mirena, according to the manufacturer. As IUDs become more popular—10% of women now use an IUD for birth control—this number is likely to rise. This represents a sharp increase over 10 years.

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How Long is the Process of a Mirena Lawsuit?

Although many cases settle before going to trial, this usually happens after both parties have prepared the case. Lawsuits take about two years from when they are filed until the time they go to trial, most of the time, but this can vary significantly based on the complexity of your suit.

The best advice we can give you regarding questions about Mirena lawsuits is to call a lawyer at our Firm. We would be happy to keep you informed on the status of your case.

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Why Are Women in the U.S. Filing Mirena Lawsuits?

After allegedly suffering injuries potentially stemming from device migration, women are filing lawsuits against the makers of Mirena. The following allegations have been made in IUD lawsuits:

  • Mesh erosion of nearby tissue
  • Infertility
  • Abscesses
  • Uterine perforation
  • Intestinal perforations or obstruction
  • Inflammation of the membrane in  the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Embedment in the uterine wall
  • Ectopic pregnancy

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How Involved Will I Be In My Mirena Lawsuit?

You will play an active role in your case as you keep us informed of your medical treatment and physical condition. You may also have to be present for the trial if your case does not settle, depending on what stage your lawsuit reaches.

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What is the Cost of Evaluating a Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

There is no cost. The Mirena attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free case evaluations for women who may be eligible to file claims over the IUD.

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How Does the Mirena IUD Prevent Pregnancy?

Mirena is an intrauterine device that releases a low-dose of levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestin, into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. According to Bayer’s website, the Mirena IUD may prevent sperm from entering the uterus by thickening cervical mucus and thinning the lining of the uterus to inhibit sperm from fertilizing an egg.

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What Kind of Compensation Might I Receive From My Mirena Lawsuit?

If you experienced Mirena side effects, you may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, disability costs, pain and suffering and other damages.

Give us a call us at or submit the Free Case Evaluation form on this page to learn more about filing a Mirena lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.

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