Mirena Birth Injury Lawsuit Claims Mirena IUD Failed to Prevent Pregnancy Causing Baby to Be Born Stillborn
Southern Med Law, a law firm representing families in Mirena birth injury lawsuits involving pregnancy complications and birth defects, reports on a new case in Texas that was recently filed by a woman who claims the contraceptive device caused the death of her stillborn infant. According to the Mirena birth injury lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Texas, the plaintiff received a Mirena IUD in 2009, which subsequently failed and resulted in a pregnancy. Because of the allegedly defective design of the IUD strings and ‘T’ shaped arms, the IUD had become embedded in the plaintiff’s uterine wall, making removal impossible.
In April 2013, the woman delivered a stillborn boy weighing 49.3 grams after experiencing bleeding and cramping. The Mirena pregnancy lawsuit claims that the retained Mirena IUD caused an intrauterine infection, resulting in the death of the plaintiff’s son. The complaint further alleges that Mirena’s risks were omitted from a manufacturer’s pamphlet given to the mother before she opted to have the IUD inserted. According to the Mirena birth injury lawsuit, the plaintiff would have never chosen to use the Mirena IUD if Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals had provided adequate warnings regarding its actual failure rate, as well as the risks to an unborn child when a pregnancy occurs and removal is not possible.
“The problems detailed in this complaint echo much of what we have heard from our own Mirena pregnancy lawsuit clients, says Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law. “It is important that women considering Mirena be fully apprised of its potential risks.”
As both an attorney and practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist with a specialization in advanced gynecological surgery, Dr. Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the legal and medical issues involved in Mirena pregnancy birth injury lawsuits. If your child was born with birth defects or suffered other injuries that could be related to the Mirena IUD, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation legal review by visiting www.southernmedlaw.com, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
Mirena Pregnancy Side-Effects
The Mirena IUD is a long-acting contraceptive device that releases a synthetic progestin called levonorgestral directly into the uterus. Once implanted, the device may remain in the uterus for up to five years. While Mirena is growing in popularity due to its perceived convenience, a growing number of Mirena birth injury lawsuits claim that the IUD can spontaneously migrate if it becomes dislodged from the uterus following correct insertion by a doctor or other health professional. This may result in uterine perforations, as well as migration into the abdominal cavity, organ damage, scarring and other harm. A migrating Mirena IUD will also fail to prevent pregnancy.
Pregnancies that occur with a Mirena IUD in place are more likely to be ectopic pregnancies. If a woman chooses to continue a uterine pregnancy, Mirena will need to be removed, which may result in a miscarriage. If the IUD can’t be located because of migration, removal may not be possible.
Mirena Birth Injury Lawsuits
Dr. Blaudeau and his colleagues at Southern Med Law are representing a family from Alabama who also claim that the Mirena IUD was responsible for their baby’s death death. The complaint, which is currently pending in Alabama’s Mobile County Circuit Court, alleges that the IUD failed to prevent conception from occurring because of problems with its strings. The problems also prevented the Mirena IUD from being removed from the mother’s uterus once the pregnancy was discovered. Because the device remained in her body, the mother developed an intra-uterine infection, leading to the child’s death following a premature rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis and preterm delivery before his lungs were fully developed. (Mirena Pregnancy Lawsuit Case No. 02-CV-2014-902242.00)
About Southern Med Law and Filing A Mirena Birth Injury Lawsuit
Throughout his career, Dr. Francois Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If your baby was harmed by the Mirena IUD, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation Mirena birth injury lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
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