Thyroid Disease and Mirena IUD Product Liability Lawsuits
Medical devices such as the Mirena IUD are meant to aid in a person's health but can end up causing severe injuries due to dangerous defects. The Mirena IUD has caused thousands of injuries such as thyroid disease among its users resulting in its users seeking compensation for the damages they suffered through product liability lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has suffered from Mirena IUD injuries, contact our experienced product liability attorneys at Dolman Law Group. We can make all the difference when it comes to recovering damages for your physical, financial, and emotional losses.
What is a Mirena IUD and How Does it Cause Injuries?
The Mirena IUD is used by millions of women as a birth control method and also for the control of heavy bleeding. There have been many detrimental effects associated with the insertion of the Mirena, including the Mirena IUD causing thyroid disease, which has led to Mirena IUD lawsuits being filed against its maker, Bayer Health. Mirena issues and side effects include:
- Migration of the device to other organs
- Puncturing of the uterine wall
- Irregular bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- pseudotumor cerebri
- intracranial hypertension,
- ectopic pregnancy
Most recently, additional side effects are being reported by women throughout the internet. These side effects refer to thyroid disease in both forms; hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, along with an increase in thyroid nodules or goiter.
Hypothyroidism and Mirena IUD
Hypothyroidism refers to a condition in which your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones to function well. Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body makes too much of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), becoming overactive.
One Google search with the keywords, Mirena along with hypothyroidism and IUD, hyperthyroidism, or goiter will bring up dozens of forum posts by women who were having sudden weight gain and other possible thyroid-related issues who were using the Mirena IUD.
These women, after examination, were diagnosed with thyroid disease. Were these cases coincidental or was the Mirena actually to blame for their thyroid conditions? Many of the women note that they showed normal thyroid activity in blood tests done prior to receiving the Mirena IUD and are certain there is a correlation. In most cases, their doctors do not support their beliefs that Mirena causes thyroid problems, and quickly dismiss the idea.
That is because no conclusive clinical study has been published regarding a correlation between thyroid disease and the Mirena IUD. However, there have been studies that show a slightly increased risk of thyroid cancer among Mirena users. In one forum there are multiple links to posts by dozens of women who are certain that their thyroid disease was caused by the Mirena.
What to Do if You Have Had a Mirena IUD
Any woman, who has had the Mirena IUD implanted and has any suspected adverse reactions, should seek medical attention right away. If the physician does not agree that the Mirena IUD caused the side effects, she should seek a second opinion. After receiving medical care it is important that the help of a defective medical device attorney be contacted. Even in the case of a possible connection to the Mirena IUD such as thyroid disease, it is best to have a legal team in place, ready to take legal action once sufficient studies have reinforced what is already suspected.
Contacting an attorney is important to ensure that the case is filed with the courts in a timely manner. The statute of limitation varies widely from state to state and the case should be filed immediately when litigation becomes imminent. Many Mirena cases have already been dismissed by the courts around the country because victims who suffered side effects waited too long.
Filing a Lawsuit Over Mirena IUD Injuries
Those who have sustained severe injuries due to their Mirena IUD usage may be able to seek compensation for damages suffered by filing a product liability lawsuit. Mirena IUDs have been found to be defective based on their flawed design which has harmed thousands of women across the country leaving them with extensive medical bills, lost wages, and immense physical and mental anguish.
Bayer pharmaceuticals have been considered liable for the many injuries their Mirena IUD product has caused and has been the target of many successful lawsuits thus far. Consider speaking to the experienced product liability attorneys of Dolman Law Group. Our lawyers have successfully represented many satisfied clients over the years in product liability suits involving defective medical products and developed an award-winning reputation as one of the top product liability attorneys in Florida.
Filing a lawsuit over injuries caused by a Mirena IUD can be complicated and difficult in the best cases. Allow our firm to assist you with your case while you focus on healing and recovering from your injuries.
How Can Dolman Law Group Help With Your Product Liability Case?
The harmful side effects associated with the Mirena IUD can cause pain and suffering, further medical bills, and lost work and a defective drug attorney can help you pursue compensation. By hiring an experienced defective medical device attorney, your chances of receiving the settlement amount that you deserve significantly increase. Dolman Law Group is able to help increase these chances in the following ways:
- Meticulously review evidence
- Bring in expert witnesses
- Ensure that all legal motions and documents are filed before time expires
- Negotiate with the other side and fight for a fair settlement
- Proceed to trial if necessary
Contact Dolman Law Group for Help With Your Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Our team is familiar with the tactics powerful companies use to try and diminish the value of settlements and Dolman Law Group is prepared to represent you in a defective Mirena IUD lawsuit. Let us help you recover your losses such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. We are prepared to protect you from being taken advantage of.
If you had the Mirena IUD implanted by a physician and have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or have developed a goiter, contact a defective medical device lawyer right away. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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