When implanted correctly, the Mirena intrauterine device is more than 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancies. While no method is 100 percent foolproof, Mirena is a dependable long-term contraceptive. That’s why it’s not surprising millions of women around the world have opted to get a Mirena IUD.
But, what thousands of women learned the hard way is that Mirena carries unexpected side effects that could leave them in severe pain, blind, infertile, or dead. Drugmaker Bayer has been the target of thousands of lawsuits related to its Mirena IUD after women claim the pharmaceutical company failed to protect the public from side effects like ovarian cysts, infections, intracranial hypertension, perforation, and more.
Bayer has attempted to settle with women claiming that their Mirena IUD moved and pierced a hole in their uterus. However, hundreds of cases related to claims of intracranial hypertension are still making their way through court.