Mirena IUD Lawsuit | Mirena Side Effects Lawsuit
Mirena IUD Side-Effects | Mirena IUD Complications | Mirena IUD Migration | Mirena IUD Lawsuits | Mirena Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects : perforation of the uterine wall, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, severe infection/sepsis, abdominal pain, and severe bleeding
If you are using a Mirena Intrauterine Device or IUD, you may be jeopardizing your health. Mirena has led to serious health complications due to the IUD’s potential to dislodge from its initial insertion point in the uterus and migrate within and outside of the uterus. The Mirena IUD’s displacement from its original location can cause infection, severe pelvic pain, heavy bleeding and other serious complications. The problems have prompted Mirena IUD lawsuits to be filed in state and federal courts against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly concealing the risk of the IUD’s spontaneous dislocation and migration. The Mirena IUD lawsuits contend the birth control device may cause, perforation of the uterine wall, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, severe infection/sepsis, abdominal pain, and severe bleeding.
(In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.)
Southern Med Law is also investigating birth defects in children who’s mothers had the Mirena IUD migrate and could not have it removed due to being pregnant. Click here for our Mirena birth defects lawsuit information page.
Dr. François Blaudeau, the founding partner of Southern Med Law, has been a leading advocate in fighting for women who have been injured or have suffered miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies due to the use of the Mirena IUD. Dr. Blaudeau is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist as well as a practicing attorney and has a unique understanding of both the medical and legal issues surrounding the Mirena birth control device. If you or someone you love have experienced complications from a Mirena IUD, you may be eligible to file a Mirena side effects lawsuit. For a free legal Mirena IUD lawsuit consultation call 1-205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information on this and other birth control lawsuits now pending in courts across the country.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multidistrict Litigation
Federally filed Mirena IUD lawsuits were consolidated in April 2013 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. There were 40 lawsuits filed when the complaints were consolidated. Now, court documents indicate that there are over 1,170 pending in the multidistrict litigation as of February 2015. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.) According to court records, Mirena IUD lawsuits were also consolidated in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) The state and federal lawsuits allege that the Mirena IUD is defectively designed due to the spontaneous migration of the device. The Mirena IUD complaints claim that Bayer’s warnings were inadequate and accuse the company of hiding the risks of spontaneous migration.
The FDA and Mirena: FDA sent warning letter to Bayer due to advertising “unsubstantiated claims,” and minimizing risks of Mirena IUD
Mirena (levonorgestrel intrauterine system) is a progestin-only IUD that releases low doses directly in the uterus to provide stable serum concentrations after the first few weeks. Mirena received approval as a contraceptive from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. The contraceptive is recommended for women who already had a child. In 2009, the FDA approved the device to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use IUDs as their method of pregnancy prevention. Also in 2009, the FDA sent a warning letter to Bayer accusing the company’s advertisements of overstating the device’s effectiveness, presenting “unsubstantiated claims,” and minimizing the risks of using Mirena.
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm184747.htm, April 17, 2013]
[fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM197229.pdf, December 30, 2009]
Mirena Levonorgestrel IUD Studies
A Finnish study published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology in August 2014 found that a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is associated with a “higher than expected” risk of breast cancer. The study used data for all Finnish women, ages 30 to 49, who used a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, like Mirena, for treatment of menorrhagia in 1994-2007. According to the study, breast cancer among women using the IUD was 19 percent higher than women in the general population who did not use a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. Another levonorgestrel-releasing IUD study published by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology in October 2014 found females between the ages of 14-19 were more likely to experience IUD expulsion than older women.
[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25004338, August 2014]
[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25198262, October 2014]
Mirena IUD Side Effects And Complications
Mirena’s prescribing information says the contraceptive can cause side-effects including:
- Abdominal/pelvic pain
- Missed menstrual periods
- Spotting/irregular bleeding
- Heavy bleeding
- Cysts on the ovary
- Expulsion (the IUD may come out by itself)
More adverse reactions to the birth control device may occur including:
- Perforation/IUD attaches or goes through the uterine wall
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Severe infection/sepsis
[labeling.bayerhealthcare.com/html/products/pi/Mirena_PI.pdf, May 29, 2014]
Free Legal Consultations By Southern Med Law And Filing A Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a dedicated leader in medical injury litigation and has successfully taken on some of the largest medical companies on behalf of their clients. The legal and medical knowledge of the law firm’s staff is tantamount to a successful representation that protects the rights of the injured. Southern Med Law offers free Mirena IUD lawsuit legal reviews to women who have experienced complications from a Mirena IUD. Call 1-205-547-5525 or fill out our online form located on the southernmedlaw.com website.