Southern Med Law Represents Women In Mirena Pregnancy Lawsuits and Mirena Birth Injury Lawsuits After They Have Experienced Infections, Miscarriages, Ectopic Pregnancies, and Death of Their Babies
As Mirena pregnancy lawsuits and Mirena birth injury lawsuits continue to be filed alleging complicated pregnancies and miscarriages due to the birth control device, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control report notes that women who do not have an intrauterine device (IUD), such as Mirena, removed during pregnancy are at a greater risk to have a spontaneous abortion, septic abortion, preterm delivery and a serious infection known as chorioamnionitis. In its report on recommended practices in the United States for contraceptive use, the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health indicates that if IUDs are not removed during pregnancy, developing fetuses may be exposed to the synthetic hormone, levonorgestral, used in IUDs including Mirena. However, whether exposure to the synthetic hormone increases the risk for birth defects is unknown, the report said. One case series examining IUDs using levonorgestral found that when the birth control device was not removed, eight in 10 pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortions.
“The report also notes that removing the IUD improves pregnancy outcomes if the IUD strings are visible, but there are times when the strings cannot be found and the IUD cannot be removed during pregnancy,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist who founded Southern Med Law.
The law firm has been investigating Mirena pregnancies and birth injuries since women and their families started contacting Southern Med Law with reports of ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and death of their babies believed to be due to a Mirena pregnancy . Southern Med Law has filed a Mirena lawsuit against Mirena’s manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, on behalf of an Alabama family whose baby boy died 36 hours after birth on August 5, 2012. According to the Mirena complaint, the Mirena device remained during the pregnancy because the strings could not be located. The baby was born prematurely and suffered from a right-sided diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary hypertension, degenerated right pulmonary artery, a large patent ductus-arteriosis (PDA), and persistent fetal oxygenation, according to the Mirena claim. (Case No. 02 CV-2014-902242.00, Mobile County Circuit Court)
Mirena was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000 as a long-term birth control system that prevents pregnancy for up to five years. The small, T-shaped IUD is implanted in the uterus and releases a low dose of a synthetic form of progestin called, levonorgestral. The flexible, plastic IUD is recommended for women who have had at least one child. The Mirena IUD is used by nearly 2 million women in the United States and is over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, according to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
[labeling.bayerhealthcare.com/html/products/pi/Mirena_PI.pdf, May 29, 2014]
[mirena-us.com/assets/Mirena-Brochure_English.pdf, July 2011]
Mirena is also facing IUD lawsuits from filed by women who have purportedly suffered perforated uterus and organs, pelvic pain, and other serious complications due to the Mirena birth control system. These Mirena birth control lawsuits have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court.
(In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
Southern Med Law continues to investigate claims made against Mirena IUDs and offers free legal evaluations to women and their families who believe they have suffered Mirena Pregnancy Birth Injuries. To learn more about filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit, please contact on of the firms knowledgeable attorneys to learn more about your legal rights by calling 205-547-5526.
About Southern Med Law and Filing A Mirena Birth Injury Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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