Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
The birth control safety center at DrugNews.net is alerting women using the Mirena IUD contraceptive of new information on the site. Recent court records show the number of lawsuits alleging patients suffered perforation injuries from the devices has grown this month*.
DrugNews is a free resource created to give those using popular prescription drugs or medical devices the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Patients can avoid potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center has added warnings from health experts about possible injury from Mirena IUDs. The FDA advised that patients can suffer perforation of reproductive organs during implantation of the devices**.
DrugNews also contains a study from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons warning that Mirena IUDs can dislodge and cause perforation of the uterine wall after installation***. FDA records show the agency has already received 70,072 reports of Mirena side effects, with as many as 6,000 involving device dislocation or uterus perforation****.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, federal cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in New York (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434, Southern District New York). Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. recently denied an attempt by Bayer to dismiss a Mirena case*****.
Now, DrugNews has added the latest records from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which show the number of cases filed has increased over 26% this month, from 211 on October 17th to 267 on November 18*.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, DrugNews 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.DrugNews.net.
*JPML 11/18/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-November-18-2013.pdf
**FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
***JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/
****NBC News, 6/18/13; kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control1371610411705
*****Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., 10/16/13, (Bosch, et al. v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 3:13-656)