DrugNews has also added a study from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons warning that Mirena IUDs can dislodge and cause perforation of the uterine wall after installation.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
The DrugNews.net birth control safety center is alerting women using the Mirena IUD contraceptive of new information on the site. A recent court update shows the number of lawsuits alleging the devices caused perforation injuries has risen sharply*.
DrugNews is a free resource for those using popular prescription drugs or medical devices. By providing the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news, patients can avoid potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center contains warnings from health experts about possible injury from Mirena IUDs. The FDA has advised that patients can suffer perforation of reproductive organs during implantation of the devices**.
DrugNews has also added a study from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons warning that Mirena IUDs can dislodge and cause perforation of the uterine wall after installation***. FDA records show the agency has already 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, the latest court records from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation show the number of cases filed has increased nearly 33% in the past month, from 159 on September 11th to 211 on October 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.
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.DrugNews.net.
*JPML 10/17/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-October-17-2013.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