New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
The medical device resource center DrugRisk.com is alerting patients using the IUD contraceptive Mirena that information recently added to the site shows the FDA has received thousands of complaints surrounding the device. Also, lawyers have offered help to Mirena victims.
The goal of DrugRisk is to improve patient safety by informing the public of the latest drug warnings, recalls, studies and litigation news. “With Mirena, patients experiencing side effects may not know that others have had similar complications, or that many have now filed claims for their injuries,” explains DrugRisk representative Ryan Mayer.
The resource center previously advised that, 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.”*
Now, DrugRisk has learned that the FDA has received over 45,000 AERS reports of women suffering complications while using the Mirena IUD. Of these, 5079 involved dislocation and 1421 involved migration of the devices, which can perforate or damage the uterine wall.** In more than 6% of cases, patients required hospitalization or surgery.
On November 30th, a woman filed a lawsuit against Bayer, the maker of Mirena, claiming she suffered severe injury and had to undergo surgery to remove her IUD after the device perforated through her uterus and moved into her abdominal cavity.***
As Bayer faces growing litigation over the Mirena contraceptive, the German company has asked the New Jersey Superior Court to consolidate Mirena lawsuits in a court closer to its U.S. headquarters in Middlesex County, New Jersey.****
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
**FDA AERS Reports for Mirena through June 30, 2012 - drugcite.com/?q=mirena
***Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Docket No. MRSL-2928-12)