You decided to have a Mirena IUD implanted in your uterus because you were told it was a safe and effective method of preventing pregnancy or calming your menstrual cycle. It was also more convenient than other birth control methods and touted as the only hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Now, you have been diagnosed with or have symptoms of breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer or another form of cancer. Did your Mirena IUD cause your cancer?
Mirena has been linked to many serious complications, including some forms of cancer. At Girardi | Keese, we have the financial and medical resources to help you determine if Bayer is responsible for your illness or injury. Call us today: 800-401-4530.
In many cases, women who fear they have contracted cancer from their Mirena IUDs have side effects that are similar to cancer, including:
- Tenderness in the breasts
- Unusual bleeding or discharge
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
- Abdominal pain
These symptoms may not indicate cancer, but it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible if you experience any of these while on Mirena.
While studies have been unable to determine a direct link between Mirena and cancer, Mirena uses a type of progesterone that has been known to increase the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.In fact, Bayer warns against using the drug if you are at risk for any of those cancers.
So what can you do if you believe your cancer was caused by your Mirena IUD? Contact Girardi | Keese. We have more than 40 years of experience investigating drug and medical product defects and holding large companies accountable for putting profits above consumer safety.