Mirena IUD Side Effects – Birth Control Lawsuits EXPERT

Mirena IUD Side EffectsMedical professionals nationwide are warning that Mirena, a T-shaped intrauterine device (IUD) aimed at preventing pregnancy, is now linked to serious health risks, including infection and organ perforation. Nearly 46,000 women from across the United States have reported injuries.

What is Mirena and how does it work?

Mirena is a plastic device containing the female hormone levonorgestrel. This hormone causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. The Mirena intrauterine device is placed in the uterus where it slowly releases the hormone to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena is meant for use in a woman who has had at least one child and is in a stable sexual relationship with someone who has no other sexual partners.

Mirena is also used in women who have heavy menstrual bleeding and choose to use an intrauterine form of birth control.

What are the health risk of using Mirena?
Mirena injuries can be extremely painful, and may impact the lives of victims and their families for years or more.  The highly experienced medical device attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates are investigating the possible association between Mirena IUD and a range of serious side effects including:

    Mirena IUD Side Effects

  • Breast Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Cervix Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pre-Cancerous Cells
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Birth Defects

Additional Side Effects related to Mirena:

  • severe cramps or pelvic pain;
  • extreme dizziness, feeling like you might pass out;
  • heavy or ongoing vaginal bleeding, vaginal sores, vaginal discharge that is watery, foul-smelling discharge, or otherwise unusual;
  • severe pain in your side or lower stomach;
  • pale skin, weakness, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • fever, chills, or other signs of infection;
  • pain during sexual intercourse;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden or severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, sensitivity to light;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In a questionnaire of almost 18,000 women on a progestin intrauterine device (IUD) like Mirena, roughly 40% endorsed experiencing “sexual disinterest” at least once.

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in state courts nationwide.  If you or someone you know suffered injury due to Mirena call the experienced defective products attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates.  1-800-669-4878.

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