Mirena complications alleged in lawsuits, including uterine perforations and device migration, can have life-long consequences for a young woman’s reproductive health.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 27, 2013
As Mirena lawsuits continue to move forward in courts throughout the country, a new study has declared that IUDs can provide a safe form of birth control for teenaged girls. Among other things, the study, which appears in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, found the rate of complications associated with IUDs did not differ with age.* Bernstein Liebhard LLP is concerned by the study’s recommendations, in light of the numerous lawsuits that have been filed in state and federal courts by women who suffered serious complications, allegedly due to the Mirena IUD.
“Mirena complications alleged in lawsuits, including uterine perforations and device migration, can have life-long consequences for a young woman’s reproductive health. And it should also be pointed out that the Indications for Use of the Mirena recommend the IUD for women who have already had at least one child,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices.** The Firm is currently offering free Mirena IUD lawsuit evaluations to women who suffered serious injuries allegedly due to this device.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for contraception in 2000, and in 2009, for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their method of birth control. *** Since its launch, statistics from the FDA indicate that Mirena complications, including incidents of device migration, have been cited in thousands of adverse event reports made to the agency.****
In 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after finding that its promotions overstated the efficacy of the IUD and minimized the risk for Mirena complications. Among other things, the FDA cited marketing claims touting Mirena’s supposed benefits for a woman’s sex life, as well as its purported ability to help her “look and feel great.*****
Court records indicate that dozens of Mirena IUD lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts by women who suffered serious injuries, allegedly due to Mirena. According to a Transfer Order dated April 8th, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has transferred all federally-filed Mirena lawsuits to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York for pretrial proceedings. All of these claims allege the IUD migrated away from its original position in the uterus, leading to uterine perforations and other serious side effects. Plaintiffs further allege Bayer failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of device migration and related side effects. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434 (JPML)
Court filings also indicate that more than 40 Mirena IUD lawsuits are pending in New Jersey. In August 2012, Bayer filed an application with the New Jersey Supreme Court seeking the establishment of a coordinated proceeding for all Mirena claims filed in the state in Middlesex County Superior Court. While the request was rejected, plaintiffs in those lawsuits recently filed a new application with the Court asking it to reconsider its decision. ******
Alleged victims of Mirena complications caused by spontaneous migration of the IUD may be entitled to file their own Mirena IUD lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about Mirena lawsuits by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please call (877) 779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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