Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
According to court documents, at least 811 Mirena claims have now been filed in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, notes Hissey Kientz, LLP. Plaintiffs allege that the Mirena IUD caused severe side effects, including uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy, device migration, infection, pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
More than 500 Mirena lawsuits have also been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
In 2009, the FDA issued two warning letters to Mirena manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals stating that Bayer “presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena.” The FDA warning letters were issued in response to Mirena online advertisements and videos published on the social networking website Mom Central.*
According to an August 2013 investigation conducted by 7 Action News in Detroit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has logged more than 70,000 complaints about the Mirena IUD since the birth control device went to market in 2000.**
Patients who have experienced uterine perforation, device migration, or other serious side effects after being implanted with a Mirena IUD may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For more information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454 or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP represents individuals experiencing complications from the Mirena IUD, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil and Effexor, problems with transvaginal mesh, Stryker and BioMet hip replacements, GranuFlo dialysis concentrate, gynecomastia from Risperdal, Testosterone booster side effects and other defective drugs and medical devices.