Is the Mirena IUD Safe?
Ohio MDL Lawyers Answer Questions About Nationwide Mirena Lawsuit
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena in 2000 as an effective form of birth control. In 2009, the FDA approved it as a treatment for heavy menstrual flow. Approximately 2 million women in the United States currently use the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) as their chosen form of birth control. However, more than 10 percent of these women may experience serious Mirena side effects because of Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ potential negligence.
The multidistrict litigation (MDL) attorneys of Zoll & Kranz specialize in pursuing justice on behalf of clients hurt by negligent companies that sell defective medical devices and dangerous drugs. Our Ohio drug injury law firm based in Toledo has stood up against Bayer in the past with our involvement and leadership in the nationwide Yaz side effects litigation. If you were hurt by the Mirena IUD, had it removed or are scheduled for surgery to remove the device, we recommend seeking legal counsel to learn more about your Mirena lawsuit options.
FDA Warns Bayer against Using Misleading Promotional Materials for Mirena
A warning letter sent in December 2009 by the FDA division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications (DDMAC) said Bayer was in violation of overstating the benefits of the Mirena IUD and understating its potentially harmful side effects.
Also outlined in this letter was a request for Bayer to “cease the dissemination of violative promotional materials”, referring to the Bayer-hosted “Mirena Simply Style Statements Programs.” In these programs, DDMAC found that the script used by a representative from the social networking site Mom Central and a nurse practitioner to be both false and misleading.
Many women who attended these “Mirena Parties” were uninformed about the potential hazards the Mirena IUD could pose to their health, and began using the potentially dangerous birth control for its proclaimed ease-of-use. Bayer stopped hosting these programs in early 2009.
Talk to the Nationally Recognized MDL Attorneys at Zoll & Kranz, LLC about Joining the Mirena Lawsuit
For more information about your ability to seek damages in either a class action lawsuit or multidistrict litigation related to the Mirena IUD or another potentially defective medical product, call us today at 1 (888) 841-9623 or submit an online contact form to schedule a complimentary evaluation of your case.
A qualified female consultant from our Ohio drug injury law firm is able to talk with you about your experience with the Mirena IUD and determine if Bayer’s negligence caused your injuries. We handle nationwide drug injury claims.