Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP, co-chairs the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mirena® IUD Litigation Group.
(PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Mirena IUD caused injuries in a Utah woman. The suit was filed on February 14, 2013 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Docket No. MRS L-0433-13). Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been named as Defendants.
According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff received the Mirena IUD in January 2011. The lawsuit alleges that she tolerated the procedure well and there was no reason to suspect that the Mirena IUD had perforated her uterus. On February 7, 2011, she went to doctor’s office for a follow-up visit and he confirmed that the strings were visible and the device was in its proper place. On March 28, 2011, however, her physician could not see the strings of the Mirena IUD. A transvaginal ultrasound was performed and the device was not found in the uterus. An x-ray revealed that the Mirena IUD was in the pelvis overlying the sacrum. In April, the Plaintiff underwent laparoscopic surgery to retrieve the Mirena IUD, which was embedded in the omentum.
The lawsuit alleges that the device is inherently defective and creates an unreasonable risk of injury to women. The Plaintiff is suing for severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial pain and suffering and economic loss. The suit also alleges that Bayer failed to warn about the risks, and that her damages are a result of the Defendants’ negligent and wrongful conduct.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most serious side effects associated with the Mirena® IUD include:
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Group A streptococcal sepsis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP, co-chairs the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mirena® IUD Litigation Group. The Group is actively involved in exchanging educational materials and medical literature in order to best represent victims.
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to victims of Mirena® IUD birth control. If you or as a loved one experienced complications following the use of this device, please visit the firm's Mirena® IUD Side Effects page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).
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