New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
The birth control safety advocates at DrugNews.net are advising women using the Mirena IUD of updated information on the site. Recent federal court records show that in the past month, the number of lawsuits alleging perforation injuries from the device have risen over 17%*.
DrugNews was created to give patients using popular prescription drugs or medical devices access to 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 warnings from health experts about the risk of perforation from IUDs such as Mirena. The FDA has advised that the implantation of these IUDs can result in perforation of reproductive organs**.
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***. FDA records show the agency has received 70,072 reports of Mirena side effects, with as many as 6,000 involving device dislocation or uterus perforation****.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, federal cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in New York (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434, Southern District New York).
Now, DrugNews has learned that the latest report from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation shows the number of cases has grown from 105 on July 10 to 123 on August 15th, an increase of over 17%*.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, DrugNews only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
*JPML 8/15/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL-Dockets_By_District-August-15-2013.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/
****NBC News, 6/18/13; kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control1371610411705