Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, many cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in the Southern District of New York.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing updated information on the site for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. The FDA has already received more than 70,000 notifications of women using the device suffering complications, some involving serious injury or surgery*.
The goal of DrugRisk is to improve patient safety by providing the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news for popular medication devices like Mirena IUDs. Visitors can determine if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center contains warnings from health experts about the risk of perforation from IUDs such as Mirena. The FDA has advised that the insertion procedure for Mirena IUDs can result in perforation of reproductive organs**.
The Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons also published a study warning patients that Mirena IUDs can become dislodged and perforate the uterine wall after they are implanted***.
Now, DrugRisk has learned of a new report showing the FDA has received 70,072 reports of complications among women using Mirena since 2000, with as many as 6,000 of these involving device dislocation or perforation of the uterine wall*.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, 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). DrugRisk believes this will expedite the judicial process.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling 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.
*NBC News, 6/17/13; nbcnews.com/id/52236628/ns/local_news-cleveland_oh/t/thousands-complaints-about-mirena-iud/#.UcBdwOB6WfQ
**FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
***JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/