The Mirena Crash is Real and It’s Affecting Countless Women
Ryan Bradley | December 14, 2021 | Product Liability
It’s long been known that intrauterine devices (IUDs) have the potential to cause harm; they can migrate and puncture the uterine wall. However, this is not the only way IUDs may harm women.
For example, many women have experienced painful and potentially harmful symptoms after having their IUDs removed.
Serious symptoms of this “crash” may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Pain, particularly in the uterus or abdomen
- Fever that may last for a long time
- Severe mood swings
- Weight gain
- Headaches which may be severe
- Loss of sex drive
One brand of IUD, Mirena, has been frequently linked to these symptoms. Specifically, women experience these symptoms after removal of a Mirena IUD. This phenomenon is so common that it has an unofficial name: the Mirena crash.
How the Mirena Crash Can Affect Your Life
Discomfort is not the only potential consequence of the Mirena crash. This experience can profoundly affect one’s quality of life. It may even put them in real danger.
For example, some women have developed severe suicidal thoughts during the Mirena crash. This can result in them going to extreme measures to end the experience. A Mirena crash may even prevent women f from working, maintaining healthy relationships, and enjoying life.
Why the Mirena Crash Happens
There is no consensus on why the Mirena crash happens. However, the prevalent theory is that hormonal IUDs like Mirena cause a change in the way a woman’s body generates key hormones.
Removal of the IUD can result in a sudden hormonal change. The body must now readjust itself to regulate a woman’s hormones naturally instead of relying on an IUD. This can be a lengthy process.
Taking Legal Action
The makers of products such as Mirena have certain duties similar to those of health care providers. They have a duty to make safe products and cannot supply their customers with defective medical products. They must also properly inform customers of the risks associated with using their products. Unfortunately, manufacturers can breach these duties.
Many believe Mirena’s makers have been negligent and failed to protect their customers from harm. Some women who have experienced the Mirena crash have sought compensation for their difficulties by filing product liability lawsuits.
These lawsuits seek to show that the Mirena IUD is defective. If you have suffered a Mirena crash, you may be entitled to damages. If you can prove that the IUD had a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect, you can hold Mireena strictly liable for your medical bills and other losses. You may also be able to show they were negligent.
You should schedule a consultation with an attorney to learn more about your legal options. Cases against large manufacturers of IUDs and similar products can be complicated. You need to document and provide evidence that you experienced the Mirena crash. This may involve collecting medical records, coordinating with medical experts, providing evidence of Mirena removal symptoms, and more.
You do not need to handle all these tasks on your own, especially if you are still be coping with a painful experience. An attorney can maximize your chances of recovering fair compensation. In the meantime, be sure to seek medical treatment if you are experiencing severe complications associated with the Mirena crash.
If you need help with your case, contact any of our personal injury law firms in Missouri: you can call our St. Louis office at (314) 400-0000 or our Kansas City office at (816) 408-3448. Or if you would prefer to reach out to us online, then please visit our contact us page.