It’s understandable that women and their families in North Carolina and elsewhere would be alarmed about possible Mirena IUD side effects in light of the ongoing litigation and news reports.
Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Ben Cochran, managing partner of the Hardison & Cochran law firm of North Carolina, announced today that the firm’s lawyer are now reviewing inquiries from women who believe they may have been harmed by the Mirena IUD birth control device.
Cochran pointed out that the birth control product, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., currently is the subject of federal court lawsuits that have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2434).
He also noted that problems believed to be linked to the Mirena IUD have started to attract media attention, including a June 18, 2013 investigative report by an Ohio ABC News affiliate, WEWS-TV, entitled, “Thousands of women complain about dangerous complications from Mirena IUD birth control.”
According to the WEWS-TV report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received 70,072 complaints about the Mirena IUD since 2000, which is the year the FDA approved the device for use as a contraceptive.
Those complaints include “device dislocation,” or instances in which the Mirena IUD is believed to have become embedded in the uterus, moved from its initial placement at the top of the uterine cavity or migrated outside the uterus, the report stated, citing a FDA spokesperson.
“It’s understandable that women and their families in North Carolina and elsewhere would be alarmed about possible Mirena IUD side effects in light of the ongoing litigation and news reports,” Cochran said.
“When concerns arise about a product, it’s important to consult a lawyer who can review the facts of a case and help one to sort through their options as they move forward,” he added. “At Hardison & Cochran, we realize that some may be hesitant about talking with a lawyer. So, we make sure to provide free and completely confidential consultations.
Cochran said the firm has also added content to its website about the Mirena IUD to provide general information to patients and their families.
According to the FDA, the Mirena IUD (also called an IUS, or intrauterine system), is a “small, flexible hormone-releasing device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy” and is “recommended for women who have had a child.”
In 2009, the FDA approved Mirena for treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use intrauterine contraceptives.
About Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law
Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, is a North Carolina personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Dunn, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington. The firm’s practice areas include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, nursing home abuse and negligence and traffic violations. For more information, call the firm toll-free at (800) 434-8399 or use the firm’s online contact form.