In November 2011, the Plaintiff was brought to the emergency room, where an X-ray showed that the IUD was overlying the pelvis. This past February, she underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove Mirena.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Louisiana woman who suffered injuries, allegedly due to the Mirena® IUD. The suit was filed on November 5th in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Civil Action No. MRS-L-2720-12). Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been named as the Defendant.
Bayer gained clearance for Mirena in 2000 as a form of intrauterine contraception. The device is inserted into the uterus, where is slowly releases the synthetic hormone levonorgestrel. Mirena is approved to stay in the uterus for up to five years. According to the lawsuit, the Defendants admit that they are not exactly sure how Mirena works to prevent pregnancy. Furthermore, the suit alleges that safety information for Mirena is inadequate, as it fails to warn about the possibility of spontaneous migration and perforation. The complaint states that Bayer has only warned about the risk of uterine perforation during insertion.
According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff received the Mirena IUD in 2009. The lawsuit claims that the Plaintiff tolerated the initial procedure well, and neither she nor her doctor had a reason to think that the device perforated her uterus. In November 2011, the Plaintiff was brought to the emergency room, where an X-ray showed that the IUD was overlying the pelvis. This past February, she underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove Mirena.
The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants’ negligent and wrongful actions have caused the Plaintiff to suffer severe and permanent physical injuries along with substantial pain and suffering. The Plaintiff is also suing for lost wages and an impaired ability to earn future wages.
According to the lawsuit, the Defendants have a history of overstating the benefits of Mirena and failing to mention the risks. In 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) contacted the Defendants about statements made during live presentations as part of their “Simple Style” program. The DDMAC said that there is little evidence showing that Mirena increases libido or helps women “look and feel great” as the program claims. The agency also said that the script failed to mention the possibility of infection and miscarriage if a woman becomes pregnant while using Mirena.
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to victims of Mirena IUD birth control. If you or a loved one experienced complications following the use of this device, please visit the firm's Mirena IUD Side Effects page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary P. Falkowitz, Managing Attorney