Mirena Side Effects Lawyers Question ACOG Recommendation on IUDs for Teenaged Girls, in Light of Potential for Serious Mirena Complications

Mirena side effects lawsuits pending in New Jersey allege use of the IUD caused serious injuries, including Mirena uterine perforations and other Mirena complications, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

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Teenaged girls as well as all women should be notified of the potential complications of Mirena, especially in light of the growing number of Mirena side effects lawsuits that have been filed in New Jersey state court.

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 18, 2012

The Mirena side effects lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are questioning recent recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that intrauterine devices (IUDs) like Mirena be considered first-line birth control for teenaged girls.* According to the firm, a number of Mirena side effect lawsuits pending in New Jersey allege use of the device caused women to suffer Mirena uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications.**

“Teenaged girls as well as all women should be notified of the potential complications of Mirena, especially in light of the growing number of Mirena side effects lawsuits that have been filed in New Jersey state court,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm that represents the victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including the Mirena IUD. The firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to victims of Mirena uterine perforations and other alleged Mirena side effects.

Mirena is one of two IUDs currently approved for sale in the U.S. According to a report from Reuters, the ACOG asserted that IUDs were good contraceptive for teens “because they are ‘set and forget’ contraceptives, and are not dependent on couples using them correctly.” However, the website for Mirena specifically states that the IUD is “recommended for women who have had a child.”***

Mirena Side Effects
Mirena is a small, t-shaped, plastic device that is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider, and works to prevent pregnancy by releasing a low dose of levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestin hormone) directly into the uterus. Mirena was approved in 2000 as a contraceptive, and its approval was expanded in 2009 for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding for women who desire to use an IUD as contraception. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Mirena side effects may include: ectopic pregnancy, group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease, embedment of the device in the uterine wall, and perforation of the uterine wall or cervix.****

In 2009, Bayer was issued a Mirena FDA warning letter after the agency found that one of its Mirena promotions overstated the efficacy of the device and minimized its risks. Among other things, the Mirena FDA warning letter cited marketing claims touting Mirena’s purported ability to improve a woman’s sex life and help her “look and feel great.”*****

Young women who used the Mirena IUD and suffered Mirena uterine perforations or other severe Mirena side effects may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.

  • reuters.com/article/2012/09/24/us-iuds-implants-idUSBRE88N0R120120924
**judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2012/n120814b.pdf
***mirena-us.com/
****fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/2009/ucm184747.htm
*****fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM197229.pdf

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