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. Others are pseudotumor cerebri or intercranial 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 slight 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.
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.
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.
Dolman Law Group is currently seeking women who have suffered adverse side effects after receiving the Mirena IUD. If you have suffered from any side effects and have had to have the device surgically removed, call and speak with an attorney at Dolman Law today. Call 727-451-6900. Do not hesitate as the time to file a case is running out quickly.
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