The resource center contains a warning by the FDA that the procedure of inserting the Mirena IUD can result in perforation of reproductive organs.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
The prescription device safety center at DrugRisks.com is announcing updated information on the site for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. News from a federal judicial panel show the number of patients filing claims alleging injury from the devices is growing*.
The goal of DrugRisks is to improve the safety of patients using prescription medication devices by providing the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can determine if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center contains a warning by the FDA that the procedure of inserting the Mirena IUD can result in perforation of reproductive organs**.
DrugRisks has also added a study by the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons cautioning patients about the migration and perforation of Mirena IUDs that can occur after the device has been implanted***.
The resource center also notes a March 4, 2013 study by Drs. David Peleg and Richard Latta of the Bradford Regional Medical Center, titled Removal of an Intraabdominal Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine Device, which highlights the danger for women who must undergo surgery to remove an IUD like Mirena after the devices dislodge and perforate into the abdominal cavity. The study is available from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit alleging perforation injuries, all federal cases were consolidated to a special court in the Southern District of New York (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434).
Now, the latest update from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation shows 46 cases have already been transferred into the special Mirena MDL*.
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, DrugRisks only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
Visit http://www.DrugRisks.com today for more information on Mirena IUD research, side effects and litigation news, or to speak with a lawyer.
*Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 5/15/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending%20MDL%20Dockets_By%20District_May-14-2013.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/