Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are alerting women using IUD contraceptives like Mirena of a new case study highlighting the danger of IUD migration and the necessity of surgical removal during pregnancy.
“The goal of DrugRisk is to improve medication safety by providing patients with the latest drug alerts, studies, recalls and legal news. Many visitors with Mirena questions aren’t aware of reports showing others have experienced similar side effects, or that they can seek legal advice,” explains DrugRisk representative Ryan Mayer.
The resource center has added information showing the FDA received more than 47,000 AERS adverse event reports for patient side effects while using a Mirena IUD.* 5079 of those 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, DrugRisk has learned of a new case study published this month which details the risks of women who have to undergo surgery to remove IUDs such as Mirena after the devices dislodge and perforate into the abdominal cavity.** The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology followed the case of a woman who thought her IUD had fallen out years before, only to learn it had migrated into her abdomen when she was 12 weeks pregnant.**
The resource center has discovered injury claims from patients who experience such complications may be growing. Plaintiffs recently requested that cases be consolidated in one federal Multi-District Litigation court in Ohio, due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit increasing.***
The petition estimates that, with more than 2 million users, hundreds of Mirena perforation cases could be filed. DrugRisk has learned that the Joint Panel on Multi-District Litigation will hold a hearing on March 21, 2013 to decide whether cases will be consolidated to 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, DrugRisk 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