Mirena® IUD Became Embedded in Abdominal Wall of Texas Woman and Led to Surgery for Removal, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP

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Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Texas woman who alleges that her Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) perforated her uterus and embedded in her abdominal wall, prompting the need for laparoscopic surgery. The lawsuit, which named Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Defendants, alleges that the company failed to warn about the risks of the Mirena® IUD.

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She alleges that the Defendants failed to warn about the risks of using the Mirena® IUD, and attributes her damages to their negligent and wrongful conduct.

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Mirena® IUD caused serious injuries in a Texas woman. The lawsuit was filed on February 15, 2013 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Docket No. MRS L-0432-13). Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been named as Defendant.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff received the Mirena® IUD in December 2008. After receiving the intrauterine device, there was little evidence to suggest that the Mirena® IUD had perforated her uterus and she appeared to tolerate the procedure well. According to the lawsuit, however, the woman underwent laparoscopic surgery in June 2011 to retrieve the Mirena® IUD, which was seen embedded in the anterior abdominal wall. The Plaintiff is suing for severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial pain and suffering and economic loss due to medical expenses and lost earnings. She alleges that the Defendants failed to warn about the risks of using the Mirena® IUD, and attributes her damages to their negligent and wrongful conduct.

The lawsuit also alleges that Bayer has a history of misrepresenting the safety profile of the Mirena® IUD. In 2009, the company was contacted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) for making unsubstantiated claims about the Mirena® IUD device while failing to mention its risks in its “Simple Style” program.

A petition has been filed to consolidate Mirena® IUD lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in federal court. The Plaintiffs’ attorneys have requested that the cases be centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, before the Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan (In Re: Mirena IUD Product Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:12-CV-2780).

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).

Parker Waichman LLP
Gary P. Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
(800) LAW-INFO
(800) 529-4636

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