DrugRisk Update: New Class Action Alleges Injury From Mirena IUDs

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DrugRisk has learned that lawyers in Canada have filed a Mirena class action lawsuit for women who allege their devices migrated out of place or perforated through their uterine wall, requiring surgery.

The birth control safety center at DrugRisk.com has added updated information for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. A class action lawsuit was recently filed in Canada by women using the device alleging injury from dislocation and perforation*.

The news come as the FDA here has reported receiving over 70,000 complaints of Mirena side effects**.

DrugRisk provides the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news to those using popular drugs and medical devices in order to increase patient safety and awareness. Visitors can determine if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

The resource center has added health warnings from the FDA that Mirena IUDs can cause perforation of reproductive organs during implantation***. Also, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons has advised that Mirena IUDs can become dislodged and perforate internal organs after they are inserted in place****.

Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, many cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in the Southern District of New York under the oversight of U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434). The number of cases has nearly doubled in recent months*****.

Now, DrugRisk has learned that lawyers in Canada have filed a Mirena class action lawsuit for women who allege their devices migrated out of place or perforated through their uterine wall, requiring surgery*.

Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer or visit the DrugRisk resource center for more information. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena or other birth control devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.

*CNews Canada, 7/13/13; cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2013/07/12/20972411.html
**NBC News, 6/17/13; kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control1371610411705
***FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
****JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/
*****JPML 7/10/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-10-2013.pdf

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