Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
The Mirena intrauterine contraceptive device has been used by thousands of women across the country to prevent pregnancy and to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. However, the Mirena IUD has also been linked to a number of potentially serious side effects, putting thousands of women at risk. The North Carolina defective products lawyers at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin are now offering free case evaluations for women who received the Mirena IUD and believe they may have suffered serious side effects as a result.
The Mirena IUD is a flexible, T-shaped device that slowly releases the hormone levonorgestrel for a period of up to five years to prevent pregnancy. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 as a contraceptive device. Nine years later, the FDA expanded its approval to include treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.
Several potentially serious side effects have been associated with the Mirena IUD, including:
- Puncture of the uterus, cervix, or intestines
- Embedding of the device in the uterine wall
- Expulsion of the device
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Ectopic pregnancy
The FDA has cited the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, for downplaying the risk of these side effects in some of its marketing materials. In 2009, the FDA sent two separate warning letters to Bayer, saying that the company overstated the effectiveness of the Mirena IUD and downplayed the risks associated with it.
Thousands of women who received the Mirena IUD may have suffered serious health complications because of these misleading marketing materials. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is offering free case evaluations for women who believe they suffered serious health problems as a result of receiving the Mirena IUD.
About the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 31 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations.
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701