The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control device implanted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Some women have reported negative side effects after the device is removed, including depression, anxiety, and fatigue. This phenomenon is called the Mirena crash.

Mirena IUDs can also cause complications while they are implanted, including pregnancy complications if the user becomes pregnant while using the device. These complications can have an enormous impact on your life.

If you have suffered a Mirena crash or other complications related to a Mirena device, you may be able to hold the company liable through a product liability lawsuit. 

What Is the Mirena Device?

The Mirena device is a T-shaped plastic birth control device that is implanted in the uterus. The device releases levonorgestrel, a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, causing the cervix membrane to thicken and preventing sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg. The device also causes the lining of the uterus to thin and reduces ovulation.

Mirena has been used by women who want to prevent pregnancy and those who suffer from painful periods or endometriosis. The device can remain implanted for five to eight years.

What Is the Mirena Crash?

The Mirena crash is the term given to a group of side effects women may experience after having their device removed. These side effects may last for days, weeks, or even months. The Mirena crash is thought to be caused by a hormonal imbalance/ This happens as the body stops producing progesterone when the device is implanted, becoming dependent on the device, and it takes time to begin producing progesterone again. 

The symptoms of a Mirena crash will vary from woman to woman, but they may include:

  • Nausea
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Reduced sexual drive
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Breast soreness

Often, the most severe side effects of a Mirena crash are depression and mood disorders.

Other Complications from the Mirena Device

The Mirena device and other hormonal IUDs have been known to cause other complications as well. Becoming pregnant while a device is implanted can lead to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, and birth injuries. The device has also caused pelvic inflammatory disease in some users.

Some users have also claimed that the Mirena device leads to cancers, uterine perforation, and other serious medical issues.

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Lawsuits have been ongoing against the maker of the Mirena device, Bayer Pharmaceuticals. In these lawsuits, plaintiffs have alleged that Bayer failed to adequately warn patients of the risks associated with the device and misrepresented the device’s safety.

Thousands of women have joined class-action lawsuits in the United States, alleging that they were harmed by the Mirena device.

The best way to determine whether you have a claim regarding a Mirena crash or other IUD-related complications is to consult an experienced defective medical device attorney.

How Long Do I Have to File My Mirena Crash Case?

In Georgia, you generally have two years from the date of an injury to file a defective product personal injury case. Typically, this means two years from the date you became aware of the injury. Some exceptions may apply to this.

Further, Georgia has a statute of repose, which requires product liability cases to be filed within 10 years of when the product was sold or used. Again, there are exceptions to this time limit.

An experienced medical malpractice attorney will properly calculate the deadline for filing your case and file your case on time.

A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help With Your Mirena Crash Case

If you’ve suffered negative side effects related to the Mirena device, you may be able to seek compensation from Bayer Pharmaceuticals in a product liability lawsuit. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you navigate this complex process. 

Contact the Atlanta Defective Medical Devices Law Firm of Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers for Help Today

If you or a close one have suffered from medical malpractice in Atlanta, GA, please call Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers at (770) 390-7550 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation today.

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