New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
The birth control safety center at DrugRisk.com has added new information for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. Recent court records show the number of patients filing lawsuits alleging perforation injuries from the devices has grown more than 17% in just a month*.
DrugRisk is a free resource center created to give patients using popular prescription drugs or medical devices the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can determine if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center has added health warnings from the FDA that Mirena IUDs can cause perforation of reproductive organs during implantation**. Also, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons has advised that Mirena IUDs can become dislodged and perforate internal organs after they are inserted***.
So far, the FDA has received 70,072 reports of Mirena side effects, with as many as 6,000 involving device dislocation or perforation of the uterus****.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, many cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in the Southern District of New York. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434).
Now, DrugRisk has learned that the latest report from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation shows the number of cases has grown from 105 on July 10th to 123 on August 15th, an increase of over 17%*.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer or visit the DrugRisk resource center for more information. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling these complex Mirena lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena or other birth control devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.
*JPML 8/15/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL-Dockets_By_District-August-15-2013.pdf
**FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
***JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/
****NBC News, 6/17/13; kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control1371610411705