According to the AAJ Mirena® IUD Litigation Group, surgery required to remove the IUD when it perforates and migrates outside the uterus can lead to a number of injuries, including organ damage, adhesions, and infection.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Mirena® IUD caused substantial injury in an Arizona woman after the device perforated her uterus. The lawsuit was filed on January 2, 2013 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Case No. MRS L-0041-13). Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been named as the Defendant.
According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff received the Mirena® IUD in 2009. In 2011, her physician performed an ultrasound and was unable to locate the device. A CT scan of the pelvis revealed that the IUD was partially posterior to and outside of the uterus. Thereafter, she underwent laparoscopic surgery to retrieve the device. Prior to this, the Plaintiff appeared to tolerate the device well and neither she nor her doctor had reason to believe that the Mirena® IUD perforated her uterus. The lawsuit alleges that the Plaintiff suffered severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial pain and suffering, and economic loss as a result of using Mirena®.
Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel, at Parker Waichman LLP, co-chairs the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mirena® IUD Litigation Group. The organization actively exchanges educational materials, medical research, and other literature relevant to the Mirena® litigation in order to best represent victims injured by the Mirena® IUD. According to the AAJ Mirena® IUD Litigation Group, surgery required to remove the IUD when it perforates and migrates outside the uterus can lead to a number of injuries, including organ damage, adhesions, and infection.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most serious complications associated with Mirena® include:
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Group A streptococcal sepsis
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
In 2009, Bayer was reprimanded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) for overstating the benefits, while failing to mention the risks, of Mirena® in the company’s “Simply Style” program.
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to victims of Mirena® IUD birth control. If you or as 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