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Did My Mirena IUD Cause My Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid Disease and Mirena IUD Product Liability Lawsuits

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 which have led to lawsuits being filed against its maker, Bayer Health. These side effects include the migration of the device from the uterus which can lead to the puncturing of the uterine wall.

Mirena IUD Injuries

Others are pseudotumor cerebriintracranial hypertension, ectopic pregnancy, and abnormal bleeding. 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 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, 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 and quickly dismiss the idea.

That is because there is no conclusive clinical study 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 with 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. The links can be found by clicking here and scrolling down.

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.

The reason contacting an attorney is important is 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 that have sustained severe injuries as a result of their Mirena IUD usage may be able to seek compensation for damages suffered by filing a product liability lawsuit. Mirena IUD’s 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 have been the target of many successful lawsuits thus far.

Consider speaking to the experienced product liability attorneys of Sibley Dolman Gipe. 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.

Seek an Experienced Defective Medical Device Lawyer

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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