Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
The patient awareness specialists at DrugRisk are alerting those implanted with Mirena IUD contraceptives that the maker of the device has requested that injury claims be moved to a court closer to its headquarters.
The news comes as the FDA recently disclosed thousands of reports of patients suffering Mirena side effects. According to the Adverse Events Report on November 20th tracking FDA AERS reports through June 30, 2012, the agency has received more than 45,000 reports of complications among women using the Mirena IUD.
Most often, the Mirena side effects reported were device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage. In more than 6% of cases, patients required hospitalization or surgery.
Anyone requiring surgery due to Mirena side effects is urged to visit the DrugRisk Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible. A Mirena lawsuit may be possible to recover damages.
Victims of these side effects have already filed Mirena lawsuits against Bayer for their injuries. Ayissi v Bayer Corp. et al, MRS-L-924-12, New Jersey Morris County Superior Court, Judge Stephan Hansbury.
Due to the number of claims expected, Bayer recently petitioned for cases to be consolidated to the New Jersey Superior Court in Middlesex County, where the company is headquartered.*
In 2009, the FDA warned Bayer about the marketing of Mirena, which failed to disclose safety risks while claiming the devices could help busy moms with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”**
Anyone affected by a Mirena device is urged to learn about their legal rights to file a claim. Due to the specialized nature of medical device injury cases, the Drug Risk Resource Center only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena and other medical devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.
**NDA 21-225, Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) MACMIS # 18166, 12/30/09