New York, New York (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Mirena IUD lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) continue to be filed around the country on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious injuries, including uterine perforations, following spontaneous migration of the device. Most recently, a woman filed a Mirena lawsuit in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court that alleges Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals overstated the efficacy of the IUD and understated its potential risks, including the possibility that the device could migrate from its proper position in the uterus, even after being properly inserted by a healthcare provider. (Case No. 13L641)
“This Mirena lawsuit puts forth allegations common to hundreds of similar claims pending in courts around the country, including those filed by our own clients,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to women who may have suffered serious Mirena complications allegedly associated with spontaneous migration of the device.
According to court documents, more than 800 Mirena lawsuits that allege injuries due to spontaneous device migration are now pending in courts throughout the U.S. This includes at least 344 that have 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) Some 488 Mirena lawsuits are also pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
Plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that spontaneous migration of the IUD can result in uterine perforations, pain, scarring, infection, infertility, and other painful Mirena complications. The lawsuits further allege Bayer failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of spontaneous migration, and only warned that migration could occur if the uterus was perforated upon insertion of the IUD.
The Mirena IUD was brought to market in 2000, and is now approved as a method of birth control, as well as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding for women who wish to use an IUD as their primary method of contraception. In 2009, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) cited Bayer for a promotional campaign that the agency said made misleading claims regarding the benefits of the IUD, and that also downplayed the risk of serious Mirena complications.
Women allegedly injured by Mirena following spontaneous migration of the IUD may be entitled to compensation from Bayer. To learn more about filing a Mirena lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free case review.
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