As Mirena IUD Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Recent Media Report Detailing Alleged Mirena Complications
NEW YORK -- As Mirena IUD lawsuits continue to make their way through courts around the country, a new media report is shedding light on the types of injuries plaintiffs in these claims have allegedly suffered, according to Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The broadcast, which aired on December 5th on WBZTV in Boston, featured a young mother who had the IUD inserted shortly after the birth of her second child. Once she stopped nursing her son, she was forced to undergo Mirena removal surgery after her doctors discovered the device had migrated outside of her uterus and into her abdomen. Among other things, the report revealed that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD, never tested the birth control system in nursing mothers. It was only in August that the Mirena label was modified to include a caution about an increased risk of uterine perforations in women who are breast feeding.
"Unfortunately, this young woman's story is all too common, and echoes what we have heard from many of our own Mirena lawsuit clients," says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to victims of uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancy, scarring, infection, organ damage and other Mirena complications allegedly associated with spontaneous migration of the IUD.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that hundreds of Mirena lawsuits are currently pending in courts around the country. This includes at least 300 claims filed in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey's Bergen County Superior Court, as well as more than 260 pending in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. All of the lawsuits similarly allege that Bayer failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the propensity of the birth control device to spontaneously migrate and cause serious Mirena complications, including uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancies and organ damage. Many of the Mirena lawsuits were filed on behalf of women who were forced to undergo risky surgeries, including hysterectomies, allegedly due to their injuries. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297; In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
Data from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) indicates that the Mirena IUD has been the subject of more than 70,000 adverse event reports since it was launched on the market in 2000. Many of these reports detail Mirena complications related to uterine perforations and device dislocation. In 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer, charging that one of its Mirena promotions was misleading, and had exaggerated the benefits of the IUD and downplayed some of its potential side effects.
Alleged victims of Mirena complications related to spontaneous migration of the IUD may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about Mirena lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or the Firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free legal consultation, please call (888) 340-4807.