DrugRisk Update: Mirena Maker Opposes Moving Lawsuits to Central Federal Court

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Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights.

The IUD safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing updated legal news added to the site for women using the contraceptive Mirena. The maker of the IUD, Bayer, is opposing efforts to move injury claims to a central federal court.

The goal of DrugRisk is to provide those using popular prescription drugs with the latest safety alerts, studies, recalls and legal news. Visitors can see if others have experienced similar Mirena side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

The resource center has added information showing over 47,000 AERS adverse event reports have been submitted to the FDA for patient side effects while using a Mirena IUD.* 5079 of those involved dislocation, while 1421 involved device migration, which can damage the uterine wall or nearby organs.* Over 6% of patients required hospitalization or surgery.

In legal news, DrugRisk has learned that injury claims from patients alleging such complications may be growing. Plaintiffs recently requested that, with more than 2 million patients using Mirena, cases be consolidated in one federal Multi-District Litigation court in Ohio, due to the likelihood that Mirena lawsuits could increase into the hundreds**.

Now, in a hearing held by the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation last week, Bayer has opposed consolidating the cases over concerns that it could increase the number of patents filing Mirena claims***.

Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights. Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena and other medical devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.

*FDA AERS Reports for Mirena through June 30, 2012 - drugcite.com/?q=mirena
**In Re: Mirena IUD Product Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:12-CV-2780; harrismartin.com/media/uploads/documents/DRU-1301-27.pdf
***http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/2013/03_-_March/Bayer_opposes_efforts_to_consolidate_IUD_lawsuits/

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