The Ruth Law Team is handling claims involving the intrauterine device marketed as Mirena. An IUD is a method of birth control used by close to 160 million women. An IUD is intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five years by emitting hormones after implantation. Many lawsuits have already been filed around the country claiming the product is “defective and unreasonably dangerous.”

Mirena is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Mirena has been in use in Europe since 1991 and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. According to FDA reports, there have been more than 45,000 adverse events reported, including device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage. The Mirena device is a small, T-shaped container of flexible plastic that releases continuous doses of a hormone, levonorgesterel, commonly found in oral contraceptives. The hormone thickens the wall of mucous lining the uterus and decreases the motility and survival rates of sperm entering the uterus, thus reducing the chances of pregnancy.

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$375,000

Victim Suffers Fractured Hip

Settlement recovery for victim that suffered multiple falls and a fractured hip while at an assisted living facility.
$1,000,000

Child Suffers Brain Damage

Settlement for a child who suffered severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage when the nurses failed to monitor her tube feeding, leading to the child aspirating her feeding. A nurse also had removed the oxygen monitor so it did not sound an alarm.
$250,000

Nursing Home Resident Abused & Neglected

Recovered for victim of sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

We resolved a serious car accident case in June 2019 for an Inverness woman who was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. Our client’s car was a total loss, and our she dealt with a number of injuries.
$250,000

Drug Causes Heart Issues Requiring Surgery

Settlement for victim took drug for several months and required heart surgery. The drug was ultimately recalled.
$1,300,000

Rider Shatters Wrist in Motorcycle Accident

Another law firm requested our assistance as co-counsel to help obtain a $1,300,000 settlement after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. He endured multiple surgeries after a driver hit him, shattering his wrist and hand.
$688,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

When our client was hit by a distracted driver on I-4, the insurance company did not want to pay him a fair settlement for his injuries. We went to trial in May 2019 and obtained a $688,000 verdict from a Hillsborough county jury, which is…
$339,000

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client received those policy limits from the at fault driver. On…
$205,000

Woman Fractures Femur in Restaurant

Our client was at a restaurant when a mouse fell from above and dropped into her purse, startling the woman and causing her to fall on the floor. The fall resulted in a fractured femur and multiple stapes. We settled her case for $205,000.
$1,795,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.
$5,800,000

Tobacco Trial Verdict

A jury issued a verdict of $5.4 million in compensatory damages and $400,000 in punitive damages against two tobacco companies. Our client lost his wife to smoking-related illness and addiction.
$135,000

Trip and Fall at Wholesale Club

Our premise liability team was able to secure $135,000 for a client who tripped and fell over a rug at a popular wholesale club.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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If you or a loved one has suffered from any of these Mirena IUD complications, please contact The Ruth Law Team to learn about your rights and possible financial compensation for which you may be eligible. Call (888) 783-8378 for a free consultation with an attorney.

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Mirena IUD Linked to Serious Side Effects

In some women, Mirena can cause serious complications, including:

In studies, the IUD has been shown to migrate to the pelvis and adhere to the internal layer of the uterine wall and ovarian walls. What makes this dangerous is that the device is difficult to find and remove. Some women have had to undergo multiple surgeries to find and remove the device.

Approximately 2 in 1000 women who were fitted with Mirena and other IUDs have reported cases of uterine perforation. If Mirena perforates the uterine wall, it is believed that the device can travel into the abdominal cavity and potentially puncture the bladder or intestines. This may lead to further complications such as: infection, intestinal obstruction, organ damage, adhesion and internal scarring.

Pseudotumor Cerebri Lawsuits

In addition to the issues mentioned above, Mirena and other hormonal birth control implants and pills have been linked to an increased risk for pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). Pseudotmor cerebri, meaning “false brain tumor” is a medical condition that can cause severe headaches, vision loss, permanent blindness, blurry vision, dizziness, and migraines. The symptoms are caused by increased pressure on the optic nerve due to a large amount of cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely reverse injury to the optic nerve, rather, some medications may prevent future symptoms. Mirena’s label fails to address PTC despite a known link between the product and these complications dating as far back as 1995.

Other names of Pseudotumor cerebri include benign intracranial hypertension and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).