Southern Med Law Is Representing Women In Mirena Lawsuits Who Allege in Mirena C That The Contraceptive Device Causes Serious Injuries Such As Uterine Perforation, Pelvic Pain, Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, And Intrauterine Pregnancy.
Women who had the Mirena IUD implant allege in Mirena lawsuits that the birth control device causes severe infection, heavy bleeding, unexpected and complicated pregnancies and other serious side effects. Bayer Health Pharmaceutical, Mirena’s manufacturer, is defending itself against these Mirena lawsuits and the latest court documents indicate that complaints over the Mirena implant are increasing. Court documents in Mirena birth defect lawsuits indicate that the number of Mirena IUD claims pending in state and federal courts rose from 3,200 in June to nearly 3,358 as of July 21. Federally filed Mirena lawsuits are consolidated in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and state lawsuits are consolidated in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. The claims allege that Bayer failed to warn healthcare providers and their patients that Mirena can spontaneously migrate from its original position in the uterus and cause organ damage, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, uterine wall perforation, and other health injuries. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“Southern Med Law understands the claims that plaintiffs are asserting because our law firm is currently representing a family in Alabama who lost their baby three years ago because there were problems in locating Mirena’s strings which made if difficult to remove the IUD,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, a founder of Southern Med Law, who is also a practicing gynecologist. “An intrauterine infection occurred and that caused the premature birth of the baby whose lungs were not fully developed.” (Case No. 02-CV-2014-902242.00, Mobile County Circuit Court)
Southern Med Law is now offering free, no-obligation case reviews to alleged victims of Mirena pregnancy birth defects and complications. If you became pregnant while using the Mirena IUD, and your baby was harmed in any way, you may be entitled to compensation from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. You can arrange for a Mirena lawsuit review by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525.
Mirena is a long-acting intrauterine device (IUD) used to prevent pregnancy, according to court documents. The small, T-shaped birth control device works by releasing a low dose of levonorgestral, a synthetic form of progestin that is used as a contraceptive. Levonorgestral is released directly into the uterus for up to five years. The Mirena implant is inserted by a doctor during an office visit and invasive surgery is not needed. The birth control device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 and today, more than 2 million women in the United States use the device, according to the Mirena IUD complaints. Mirena is recommended for women who have had at least one child.
The Mirena complaints allege that the IUD can spontaneously migrate from its original position and perforate the uterus, the intestines and other organs. In 2008, the FDA directed Bayer to update its safety label to warn about the migration risk which can also lead to an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy occurring outside of the uterus and usually in the fallopian tubes), an intrauterine pregnancy (a pregnancy that occurs inside the uterus), and infertility, which may result if perforation occurs. According to the safety label, removing or manipulating the Mirena IUD may result in the loss of pregnancy.
[fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm, June 19, 2009]
New court filings indicate that 1,182 Mirena lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, as of July 15, a slight increase from 1,171 in June. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) Court records show that Mirena lawsuit filings in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court increased by 81 cases, from 2,095 in June to 2,176 as of July 21. Court documents indicate that parties involved in the lawsuits in both state and federal courts are preparing for bellwether trials, which are expected to begin simultaneously in both courts in March 2016. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
About Southern Med Law and Filing A Mirena Lawsuit
Southern Med Law and Dr. François Blaudeau possess a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions at issue in Mirena lawsuit claims. It is this in-depth knowledge that is tantamount to a successful legal representation that protects the rights of the injured. The staff at Southern Med Law is not only trained in successfully handling your legal needs but also understand the pain and suffering and treatment from a medical point of view, and is committed to protecting the rights of all individuals. For more information on filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit contact Dr. Blaudeau by calling 1-(205) 547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and to fill out an online contact form.
Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
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