New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
Mirena IUD lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) continue to be filed throughout the country on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by the contraceptive device. According to court documents, a California woman filed a Mirena lawsuit earlier this month that alleges the IUD migrated in her body and perforated her uterus three years after the device was inserted. According to the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, the IUD became lodged in her abdominal tissue, which required the plaintiff to undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove the device. (Case No 7:14-cv-01244-CS)
“Our Firm is representing numerous women who allegedly suffered Mirena complications much like those described in this lawsuit. We will continue to closely monitor this growing litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena lawsuit evaluations to women who may have been injured due to the spontaneous migration of their IUD.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications due to spontaneous IUD migration. These include more than 700 Mirena lawsuits currently pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
An additional 428 complaints involving similar allegations 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)
According to court documents, all of these Mirena lawsuits claim that the IUD can migrate from its proper position in the uterus, resulting in uterine perforations, scarring, infections, ectopic pregnancies and other life-threatening complications. The lawsuits further allege that the Mirena label does not warn of this risk, but only cautions that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during the initial procedure to implant the IUD.
The Mirena IUD was brought to market by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in 2000, and is now approved as both a contraceptive and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD for contraception. In December 2009, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Warning Letter to Bayer after finding that one of the company’s Mirena promotions made misleading claims about the safety and efficacy of the IUD.
In August, an investigation conducted by 7 Action News in Detroit found that since its approval, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 70,000 complaints involving Mirena, including thousands that detail cases of device dislocation and uterine perforation.*
Women who have allegedly suffered Mirena complications may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about the litigation involving Mirena IUD lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or visit the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
*wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control, 7 Action News, August 27, 2013
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