New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) continue to be filed in courts around the country on behalf of women who allegedly sustained serious injuries following spontaneous migration of their IUD, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania woman filed suit in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, after she allegedly became pregnant following the migration of her IUD. According to her complaint, the Plaintiff received her IUD in the spring of 2011, and a follow-up exam in June of that year indicated that the Mirena IUD was correctly positioned in her uterus. However, at a subsequent doctor visit, it was discovered that the woman was pregnant, and her physician was unable to locate her IUD via ultrasound. (Case No.. 2:14-cv-00844-AB)
A later ultrasound determined that the IUD had become embedded in her uterine wall. However the complaint states that doctors were unable to remove the device until she underwent a cesarean section in early 2013. Among other things, the lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for the woman’s alleged Mirena complications.
“The allegations put forth in this complaint echo claims included in hundreds of other Mirena lawsuits filed in courts around the country, including some 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 Mirena lawsuit reviews to women who may have been injured by this contraceptive device.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 1,000 Mirena IUD lawsuits have been filed in state and federal litigations by women who were allegedly injured by this contraceptive device. These include more than 630 that are pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) An additional 400 complaints have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
According to court filings, all of these lawsuits similarly allege that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of spontaneous IUD migration and related Mirena complications, including uterine perforations, scarring, infection, organ damage and ectopic pregnancy. Plaintiffs further allege that Bayer has a history of downplaying the risk associated with Mirena. Among other things, the complaints point out that the company received a warning letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 that cited the company for making misleading claims about the benefits associated with the IUD, and downplayed the potential for serious Mirena complications.
Women who used the Mirena IUD and allegedly suffered serious injuries related to spontaneous device migration may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. For more information about potential Mirena complications, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. Please call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free case review.
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