Bayer Pharmaceuticals is under scrutiny after the noted dangerous adverse effects of Mirena. The manufacturer is also in the federal government’s radar for misrepresenting the device and concealing its possible risks to the public.
Mirena, an Intrauterine Device (IUD), was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an intrauterine contraceptive and it was later then approved for treating heavy menstrual bleeding. Mirena works by thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering the female’s uterus and inhibits sperm from fertilizing eggs.
Statistics show that about 8% of American women are using Intrauterine devices as contraception and Mirena, as a widely commercialized device, is among the most-used IUDs.
In 2009, the U.S Food and Drug Administration warned the manufacturer for misrepresenting and false advertisement of Mirena. On its ad, it stated that Mirena would heighten intimacy by implication of emotional satisfaction. Plus, the manufacturer claimed that Mirena makes women look and feel great. There wasn’t any clinical proof to these claims.
Serious adverse effects of Mirena include severe pelvic pain, dizziness, unstoppable vaginal bleeding, foul smelling vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, jaundice, and signs of allergic reactions including swelling in the face.
Complaints to Bayer Pharmaceuticals allege that the company misrepresented the benefits of Mirena and have failed to warn the public about the possible and long-term adverse effects of the device. Furthermore, Bayer Pharmaceuticals is accused of deceptive marketing and selling defective products. If you or a loved one have suffered adverse effects after using Mirena, contact a lawyer to find out what your legal options are to get compensation.