San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
The IUD safety advocates at DrugRisks.com are announcing updated information on the site for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. A new case study highlights the danger of IUD dislocation and migration, as well as the risks of surgical removal during pregnancy.
DrugRisks was created to provide those using popular medication devices, such as IUD contraceptives, with the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can determine if other patients are experiencing similar alleged side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center has already added information showing the FDA has received over 47,000 AERS adverse event reports among patients using Mirena IUDs*. Of those, 5079 involved dislocation and 1421 involved device migration, which can damage the uterine wall or nearby organs*. Over 6% of patients required hospitalization or surgery.
Now, the DrugRisks Center has learned of a new case study which cautions of risks for women who must undergo surgery to remove an IUD like Mirena after the devices dislodge and perforate into the abdominal cavity**. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology detailed the case of a woman who learned her IUD had migrated into her abdomen after she was 12 weeks pregnant**.
Due to the growing number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, lawyers recently requested that cases be consolidated to one federal Multi-District Litigation court in Ohio***.
The petition estimates that, with more than 2 million users, hundreds of Mirena perforation cases could be filed. The Joint Panel on Multi-District Litigation will hold a hearing on March 21, 2013 to decide whether cases will be consolidated in one court, and where****.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights. Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugRisks only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
*FDA AERS Reports for Mirena through June 30, 2012 - drugcite.com/?q=mirena
***In Re: Mirena IUD Product Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:12-CV-2780; harrismartin.com/media/uploads/documents/DRU-1301-27.pdf