Mirena Pregnancy Lawsuits Assert Bayer Failed To Warn Of Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriages, And Other Dangerous Risks Associated With The IUD.
A New York federal judge’s decision to dismiss nearly 1,300 Mirena injury lawsuits in July has been appealed to the U.S. Second District Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, Mirena pregnancy lawsuits alleging the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) failed to prevent pregnancy are proceeding in courts nationwide. Plaintiffs involved in Mirena pregnancy lawsuits say they have experienced septic miscarriages, preterm rupture of the membranes, chorioamnioitis infection, ectopic pregnancy and even fetal death allegedly due to Mirena.
“Women have experienced unexpected pregnancies and other health complications as well as suffering the loss of their child allegedly due to Mirena IUD,” says Southern Med Law’s Founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, who is also a practicing gynecologist-obstetrician. Southern Med Law offers no-obligation consultations and urges women affected by the Mirena IUD to contact the firm by calling 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information on this and other medical device lawsuits.
The firm is currently representing women who became pregnant with the Mirena birth control device. The Mirena pregnancy complaints allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., which manufactures Mirena, knew or should have known that the IUD’s defective design causes unreasonably dangerous risks and serious side effects, including death of the fetus.
In a Case Management Order issued on November 14, U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel said if her ruling is reversed by the Court of Appeals, she would reinstate the Mirena claims that were conditionally dismissed without prejudice. In July, Judge Seibel dismissed Mirena IUD lawsuits that contended Bayer failed to warn that the birth control device can perforate the uterus after insertion. Bayer refuted the claim, saying there is no evidence that perforation can occur after insertion. Judge Seibel granted Bayer’s motion to prohibit the testimony of expert witnesses who supported the plaintiffs claims. Judge Seibel found the expert witnesses’ opinions were not supported by scientific literature and a jury would not have a “sound basis” to find in favor of the plaintiffs without expert testimony. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2434)
[reuters.com/article/us-bayer-mirena-idUSKCN1082N8, Reuters, July 28, 2016]
Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing contraceptive approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000. According to Bayer’s promotional material, Mirena is the number one prescribed IUD in the United States and is 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child. The soft, flexible, T-shaped IUD is inserted in the uterus during a routine doctor’s office visit. Mirena slowly releases small amounts of levonorgestral, a synthetic form of progestin, directly into the uterus and lasts for up to five years, according to Bayer. Mirena pregnancy lawsuits, however, allege the contraceptive can fail to prevent pregnancies, spontaneously migrate from its original position, and causes ectopic pregnancy, abdominal pain, septic miscarriages, and other serious side effects. [mirena.com]
While the federal Mirena injury lawsuits have been dismissed, court records show that 2,000 Mirena injury cases are proceeding against Bayer in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. The Mirena complaints were centralized in the state court in 2013. The complaints have similar allegations of Bayer failing to warn that its Mirena birth control implant can perforate the uterus and spontaneously migrate to other parts of the body. In some instances, the IUD embeds into the uterine wall or migrates into the abdomen. The Mirena injury lawsuits are in the discovery phase of litigation. (In Re: Mirena Litigation – Case No. 297)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Mirena IUD Pregnancy 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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