Over the past decade, woman using hormonal birth control pills have been trading in their daily regimens for more convenient and more permanent forms of birth control.
Millions of women across the globe have tried the vaginal contraceptive ring, NuvaRing. The device is inserted and remains in place for three weeks. NuvaRing users only remove and replace the device once a month.
Even more popular than NuvaRing is the Mirena Intrauterine device (IUD). Millions of women worldwide are using Mirena.
Some women who suffered side-effects of NuvaRing such as blood clots, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and deep vein thrombosis decided to give the Mirena IUD a try. Now they’re learning that Mirena side effects can be just as severe.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous reports of adverse events associated with Mirena’s side effects.
The most common Mirena side effects reported were device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage.
Multiple women have already filed suit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the popular hormonal IUD, seeking compensation for injuries suffered as a direct result of Mirena’s side effects.
Birth control lawyers, many of whom are preparing to file NuvaRing lawsuits, will now be preparing to review Mirena lawsuits.
Greg Spizer is a partner of Anapol Weiss and co-chairs the firm's Mass Tort Department. He concentrates his practice on pharmaceutical liability, professional malpractice, products liability and other civil and commercial litigation.