Federal Court Updates Show Increase in Mirena Lawsuits as IUD Gains Popularity, Reports The Potts Law Firm, LLP

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More women are coming forward who have allegedly suffered from a serious, even life-threatening injury from their IUDs, as the contraceptive becomes more popular.

“We are continuing to receive inquiries from women who have experienced significant injuries believed to be caused by their IUD, “says Derek Potts, founder of The Potts Law Firm, LLP.

Women all over the world are turning more and more to intrauterine devices – better known as IUDs – for their form of contraception. One of the most popular is Mirena, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Bayer. Mirena, which was approved by the FDA in 2000 for intrauterine contraception, *now accounts for 10% of contraceptive use among American women. Mirena’s popularity continues to rise, with an 8% increase in use since 2002.

Popular media sites enhance the positive reputation of IUDs, while claims of IUD injuries continue to mount. Articles on popular news sites such as USA Today** indicate that IUDs are the contraception for the next generation. Contraceptive users are drawn to Mirena’s promises that the product offers worry-free contraception for up to five years with side effects no more severe than those of other forms of hormonal contraception. These side effects, such as bleeding and spotting that may increase in the first 3 to 6 months and irregular periods, may not be viewed as significant by potential users. While Bayer warns that there is a chance for Mirena to shift internally shortly after it is inserted, but the company has not widely warned users of the potential extended side effects of the product, litigants allege. Alleged potential side effects include potentially life-threatening injuries; you may have irregular periods, etc. They warn that there is a chance for migration but that this will only occur at initial insertion.* However claims state that Bayer has allegedly failed to warn users of the extended side effects and potentially serious – even life-threatening – injuries women are experiencing from Mirena. *** In some cases, the Mirena has moved, or “migrated,” puncturing the wall of the uterus. ***

Cases are being filed daily, according to reports from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. (MDL No. 2434) **** “We are continuing to receive inquiries from women who have experienced significant injuries believed to be caused by their IUD,” said attorney Derek Potts, founder of The Potts Law Firm, LLP, a national firm that handles dangerous and defective drug cases. "We have women who have claimed that their IUD has migrated and punctured other organs, resulting in surgery to have their IUD removed and repair the damages."

About The Potts Law Firm:
Founded in 2002 by Derek Potts, The Potts Law Firm, LLP is committed to aggressively representing those who have been wronged by the negligence, misconduct, or fraud of others from coast to coast.

The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of trial experience which they put to use for every client of the firm. Because most clients represented by the firm have complex injuries and legal problems, Potts Law Firm attorneys strive to provide a team approach to every case, with multiple lawyers and staff members focused on each case.

If you or someone you know is affected by the Mirena IUD, please do not hesitate to visit our website http://www.potts-law.com/mirena/ or call one of our qualified Potts Law attorneys at 866-311-2230 to discuss your legal options.

*Mirena Website; http://www.mirena-us.com/frequently-asked-questions/
**USA Today,10/30/12; http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/29/iud-implants-birth- control/1644647/
***NBC News, 6/18/13; kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about- dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control1371610411705
****JPML 7/10/13; http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-10-2013.pdf

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