Muhammad Ramadan | October 30, 2023 | Product Liability
The Mirena Crash Is Real and It’s Affecting Countless Women
The Mirena Crash is a side effect some women experience after using the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). The term describes a set of symptoms that a woman might experience after removing the device. Even though the Mirena IUD is no longer in place, a woman may experience severe side effects because of a hormonal imbalance.
Product Liability Lawsuits Related to the Mirena IUD
A hormonal IUD is a T-shaped device implanted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Mirena is a popular brand of hormonal IUD. When in place, the Mirena IUD releases synthetic progesterone (Levonorgestrel), causing the mucous membrane of the uterus to thicken, preventing pregnancy.
Hormonal IUDs have been on the market for a long time and offer a long-term solution for birth control. However, some women can experience severe side effects. Over a decade ago, women came forward to report these side effects when using the Mirena IUD.
A multidistrict litigation was created in 2017 involving 4,800 plaintiffs. The women sued Bayer, claiming damages for organ perforation. The plaintiffs claimed that Bayer did not disclose the potential for serious risks to patients.
The claimants in the multidistrict litigation received a $12.2 million settlement offer from Bayer. However, there are many other ongoing lawsuits alleging other damages because of serious injuries associated with the use of the Mirena IUD.
Other potential side effects and injuries associated with the Mirena IUD include pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) when the device is placed. It is also alleged that Mirena causes birth injuries to babies conceived while women have the IUD in place. Some women have reported premature birth, ectopic pregnancy, congenital disabilities, miscarriage, and fetal abnormalities after becoming pregnant with the Mirena IUD still in place.
The Mirena Crash is another condition associated with the Mirena IUD. It is a serious condition reported by some women after having the Mirena IUD removed. Lawsuits are being filed for the Mirena Crash, seeking compensation for damages.
What Is the Mirena Crash?
The Mirena Crash is used to describe the discomfort, pain, and other symptoms women experience after having the Mirena IUID removed. The symptoms can last a few weeks while the body transitions from the flow of synthetic hormones to the need to produce progesterone again. However, some women experience long-term symptoms that can be chronic.
The result of removing the IUD can cause estrogen dominance because of a hormonal imbalance in the estrogen and progesterone levels. The hormonal imbalance created by removing the Mirena IUD can cause symptoms similar to those experienced by women using the device.
Symptoms of a Mirena Crash include, but are not limited to:
- Breast tenderness
- Intense emotional responses, including sadness, depression, anger, and anxiety
- Severe cases may experience suicidal thoughts
- Physical symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, and muscle fatigue
- Decreased sex drive and/or painful sex
- Vomiting, nausea, and/or vomiting
Unfortunately, many doctors ignore or blame these symptoms on other causes, such as early menopause or generalized anxiety. The doctors rely solely on the information provided by Bayer. However, women who experience the Mirena Crash report that the symptoms are real, and they suffer devastating consequences and effects after the IUD is removed.
Can I File a Product Liability Lawsuit Against Bayer for a Mirena Crash?
Bayer and other companies that manufacture products can be held liable if their products cause injuries and damages because of a defect. Defective medical devices can cause traumatic injuries and conditions that result in severe emotional distress, physical pain, and financial losses. Product liability laws protect consumers hurt by defective products.
If you experience the Mirena Crash after having the IUD removed, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages. Economic damages for a Mirena Crash lawsuit could include medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and other monetary losses. Non-economic damages are determined on a case-by-case basis but can include emotional distress, physical pain, mental anguish, and diminished quality of life.
Filing a Mirena lawsuit can be challenging. You have the burden of proving that Bayer was negligent and the Mirena IUD is responsible for causing your injuries. Proving that a defect in the Mirena IUD caused your condition requires substantial evidence, including evidence from medical specialists and expert witnesses.
The best way to know whether you have a claim for damages caused by the Mirena Crash is to talk with an experienced Chicago product liability lawyer. An attorney can evaluate your case during a free consultation. The attorney will explain your legal rights, the options for suing Bayer for a Mirena Crash, and the steps you need to take to protect your right to fair compensation or damages caused by a defective Mirena IUD.
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