Stem client Hissey Kientz recently created a microsite for consumers who have suffered injuries related to the Mirena IUD. The site is available at mirenalawsuithelp.com.
The Mirena intra-uterine birth control device has been linked to side effects such as ectopic pregnancy, perforation of the uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease, infection and abnormal vaginal bleeding, which can lead to permanent infertility or require surgery to correct.
Mirena was introduced to market in 2000, but in 2009, the FDA warned its manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, that Mirena advertising “presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena”. To date, more than 40 lawsuits have been filed, alleging Bayer knew about the risks associated with Mirena and failed to provide adequate warnings to consumers.
The microsite and corresponding video include information on the device and its reported side effects, related news, and contact information for consumers interested in discussing their case with a lawyer.