New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Morris Bart is currently expanding its attorney team to address potential Mirena IUD injury cases in the greater New Orleans and Gulf South areas. Morris Bart’s team of attorneys has the necessary experience to ensure that Mirena injury claims go as smoothly as possible. Morris Bart will help Mirena injury claimants with notification, processing, evaluation and settlement of their claim. Morris Bart’s New Orleans personal injury attorneys are here to maximize claim compensation for their clients. A personal injury claim attorney may make all the difference in receiving just compensation for alleged Mirena IUD injuries.
Mirena is an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) manufactured by Bayer, Inc. In 2000, the FDA originally approved it as a birth control device. The FDA later expanded Mirena’s indications to include treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who have given birth.
The Mirena IUD device contains progestin levonorgestrel, and slowly releases it into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Mirena is intended to provide contraceptive protection for up to five years.
In pending lawsuits against the manufacturer, Bayer, Inc. allegedly used deceptive tactics to market Mirena to women. Bayer’s marketing plan centered on “Mirena parties,” presentations from representatives of Mom Central (a social networking site) and a nurse practitioner. The script for these “Mirena parties” emphasized increased partner intimacy, romance, and spontaneity, while minimizing medical side effects and STD risk as part of their sales pitch. By doing so, the FDA stated many women were unaware of the potential risks and complications of using the Mirena intrauterine device.
On December 30, 2009, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Bayer regarding its marketing of Mirena. In the warning letter, the FDA noted that Bayer overstated the efficacy of their product and presented unsubstantiated claims about the product. The letter also stressed that Bayer’s marketing of Mirena minimized the potential side effects and risks of using the product. The FDA further stated that Bayer marketed Mirena devices to “busy moms” and included false or misleading presentations about the product to consumers. The FDA ultimately found that Bayer misbranded the drug, in violation of the FDA’s Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the FDA’s related implementing regulations.
According to the FDA Official Information Guide on Mirena known side effects, Mirena has been associated with serious side effects, including ectopic and intrauterine pregnancy, sepsis, ovarian cysts, and uterine perforation. Other serious side effects of Mirena use include embedment and migration of the device, which may require surgical removal.
To file a Mirena injury case, call personal injury attorneys at Morris Bart, LLC at (877) 442-1110 for a free consultation or complete the form to discuss how Morris Bart’s team can collect compensation for your injuries.