(PRWEB) January 29, 2013
A Pennsylvania woman has filed a Mirena IUD lawsuit against manufacturer Bayer, alleging that the hormonal contraceptive device’s flaws caused her to suffer serious side effects and to require surgery to remove the Mirena device, according to Bloomberg. The Rottenstein Law Group, a Mirena IUD law firm, is watching the case closely.
The Pennsylvania woman asserts in her complaint (Prendergast v. Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., 13-00450, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania) that Bayer did not adequately reveal dangerous Mirena side effects, such as the risk of ectopic pregnancy and the possibility of device embedment, according to the Bloomberg story published January 28th.
“Women who use the Mirena IUD did so because they trusted that it would work as promised. They did not expect to face potential risks like these,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group.
In 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Mirena intrauterine device, which is plastic and uses a low-dose of hormone as a contraceptive for up to five years. It was targeted for use by women who have had children but do not want more. About two million women in the United States use the device, according to Bloomberg. It was the last IUD the FDA approved until recently, when the regulatory body gave a nod to Bayer’s Skyla, a hormonal IUD similar to the Mirena and marketed to young women who haven’t yet given birth.
The Rottenstein Law Group manages a Mirena IUD Lawsuit Center, designed to help those who believe they have been injured by the IUD evaluate if they have a case.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
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