With the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit alleging perforation injuries growing, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all federal cases to a special court in the Southern District of New York.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
The IUD safety advocates at DrugRisks.com are announcing updated information on the site for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. Health experts have warned of perforation injuries from the devices as some have already filed legal claims**.
DrugRisks was created to provide those using popular medication devices, such as IUD contraceptives, with the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Patients can determine if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The FDA has advised that the procedure of inserting the Mirena IUD can result in perforation of reproductive organs*.
The resource center also contains 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**.
Now, DrugRisks has added a warning by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology for women who must undergo surgery to remove an IUD like Mirena after the devices dislodge and perforate into the abdominal cavity***.
With the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit alleging perforation injuries growing, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all federal cases to a special court in the Southern District of New York in April (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)****. The court has scheduled an initial conference for May 17th and ordered counsel to file Position Statements no later than May 11, 2013.
Anyone who suffered a Mirena 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.
*FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
**JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/
***AJOG 3/4/13; ajog.org/article/S0002-9378%2813%2900236-6/abstract
****JPML 4/8/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-2434-Initial_Transfer-03-13.pdf