A study from the United Kingdom found that 60% of patients discontinue use of the Mirena IUD before five years due to side effects.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
The birth control implant safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing a new warning for women using the Mirena IUD, based on recent court records showing the number of lawsuits alleging the devices caused perforation injuries have grown in recent months*.
DrugRisk is a free resource created to give those taking popular prescription drugs the latest info on product recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news. Patients can avoid dangerous drugs, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center has added warnings from the FDA that Mirena IUDs can perforate reproductive organs while being implanted**. The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons has also advised that Mirena IUDs can dislocate and perforate internal organs after insertion***.
A study from the United Kingdom found that 60% of patients discontinue use of the Mirena IUD before five years due to side effects****. The FDA has already received 70,072 reports of Mirena side effects, with as many as 6,000 involving device dislocation or perforation of the uterus*****.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit alleging perforation injuries, many cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in the Southern District of New York. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434).
Now, DrugRisk has learned that the latest court records from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation reveal the number of cases filed increased over 26% last month, from 211 on October 17th to 267 on November 18*.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer or visit the DrugRisk center for more information. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling these complex Mirena lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena or other birth control devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.
*JPML 11/18/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-November-18-2013.pdf
**FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
***JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/
****Gynecological Endocrinology, 7/31/09; cbgnetwork.org/3538.html
*****NBC News, 6/17/13; kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control1371610411705