Southern Med Law Represents Women in Mirena Pregnancy Lawsuits Alleging Birth Injuries, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth Associated With Bayer’s Mirena IUD.
As Mirena pregnancy lawsuits move forward against Bayer over its Mirena long-term contraceptive, Bayer recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its new IUD birth control device,. Like Mirena, the Kyleena intrauterine device is a small, flexible T-shaped device that releases small amounts of levonorgestrel directly into the uterus for up to five years. Some women have suffered serious injuries from using Mirena for birth control and filed complaints against Bayer. More than 1,990 Mirena IUD lawsuit claims are pending in a mass tort in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court alleging the IUD has led to ectopic pregnancies, intrauterine pregnancies, chorioamnioitis, preterm delivery and even fetal death. (In Re: Mirena Litigation – Case No. 297) Southern Med Law is representing women and their families in Mirena pregnancy birth injury complaints.
“The women represented by our attorneys in Mirena pregnancy lawsuits have suffered unintended pregnancies, uterine perforation, pain and other serious health injuries,” says Dr.François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law. “Bayer has reported similar adverse reactions occurring in a clinical trial for Kyleena.”
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 (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) was approved by the FDA in 2000 and has become a popular IUD used by 2 million U.S. women. The small, plastic device is inserted by a doctor during an office visit so, invasive surgery is not needed. The Mirena IUD is recommended for women who have had at least one child. Mirena lawsuit claims, however, contend that the Mirena device can spontaneously migrate from its original position, can perforate the uterus, cause scarring, infection, intrauterine pregnancy, miscarriage and infertility. According to the FDA, the most serious adverse reactions reported since Mirena was approved include ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus) intrauterine pregnancy (a pregnancy with Mirena in place); group A streptococcal sepsis and perforation of the uterine wall or cervix.
Bayer reported that a clinical trial of its newly approved Kyleena IUD found that its most serious adverse side effects included:
• Ectopic pregnancy/ruptured ectopic pregnancy
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Missed abortion/incomplete spontaneous abortion/spontaneous abortion
• Ovarian cyst
• Abdominal pain
• Depression/affective disorder
• Uterine perforation/embedded device (myometrial perforation)
Bayer’s randomized clinical trial for Kyleena included 1,452 women aged 18 to 35 from 11 countries in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Canada.
Southern Med Law has filed a Mirena IUD lawsuit on behalf of a Georgia who gave birth to a stillborn baby in April 2013 after the Mirena contraceptive failed to prevent the pregnancy. The woman had a Mirena IUD inserted in 2009, the lawsuit said. According to the complaint, the allegedly defective design of the Mirena IUD strings and “T”-shaped arms caused the Mirena device to become embedded in the woman’s uterine wall which made it impossible to remove. The Mirena IUD caused an infection which resulted in the woman giving birth in her second trimester to a stillborn boy who weighed 49.3 grams, the complaint says. The wrongful death lawsuit accuses Bayer of failing to adequately warn about Mirena IUD’s safety risks. (Case No. 5:16-cv-00144, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia)
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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