New York, New York (PRWEB) January 05, 2014
As Mirena IUD lawsuits (http://www.mirenalawsuithub.com/ ) alleging use of the contraceptive device caused women to suffer serious injuries continue to move forward in courts throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new report out of Canada reveals more and more women are using IUDs as their primary choice of birth control. According to one medical expert interviewed for an article published by The Globe and Mail, IUD insertions are up by about 34% over the past three years at one Vancouver clinic, while another reported a nine-fold increase since 2009.*
“Those interviewed for this report point to IUDs like Mirena as a convenient and easy-to-use method of contraception, with a low incidence of complications. However, the article makes no mention that hundreds of Mirena lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious complications due to spontaneous migration of the IUD. Women who are thinking of using this device need to be fully informed of potential Mirena side effects,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including numerous women who have allegedly suffered Mirena side effects. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena IUD lawsuit evaluations to women who may have suffered uterine perforations, infections, scarring, organ damage or other injuries allegedly associated with spontaneous migration of the device.
Mirena Side Effects
The Mirena IUD was approved as a contraceptive by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, and its approved uses were expanded in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary method of birth control. According to a report that aired on 7 Action News this past summer, since its initial approval in 2000, the FDA has logged over 70,000 complaints involving Mirena, including thousands that detail cases of device dislocation and uterine perforation.* In December 2009, the agency issued a Warning Letter to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after it determined that a promotional campaign for the IUD made misleading claims about its benefits and the risk of Mirena side effects.
According to court documents, nearly 600 Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging injury due to spontaneous device migration have been filed in courts throughout the U.S. These claims include at least 300 that are pending in a multicounty litigation underway in Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297). Another 296 Mirena lawsuits have also been filed in a federal proceeding established in U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.) The complaints allege that spontaneous migration of the device caused women to suffer uterine perforations, infertility, organ damage, and other painful Mirena side effects. Plaintiffs further allege that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to warn about the potential for this occurrence.
Alleged victims of serious Mirena side effects related to spontaneous migration of the device may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Find out more about filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit at 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.
*theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/iud-insertions-on-the-rise-in-bc/article15978865/, Globe and Mail, December 16, 2013
**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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