In June 2012, the FDA had received 45,000 reports of problems related to Mirena of which 42 deaths were reported. Many of these people also filed lawsuits against Mirena’s manufacturer “Bayer” to take responsibility for injuries that the product has caused. It is reported that roughly two out of every one-thousand women that were fitted with Mirena and other intrauterine contraceptive devices reported cases of uterine perforation and further complications.
Mirena is a small plastic t-shaped intrauterine contraceptive device which slowly releases hormones into your body, through the uterus, to give you continuous birth control for as long as you require for up to five or ten years. Mirena was approved, as a birth control IUD, by the FDA in 2000, then again in 2009 to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women that prefer an IUD, over the common pill form of birth control.
Many of the small complications caused by the Mirena IUD have led to further complications. Some of the common complications associated with the Mirena IUD include the following:
These complications may require a doctor to surgically remove the device at which time the extent of the damage will be determined, and may even require a hysterectomy. If you would like to learn more about the Mirena IUD lawsuit and how you may be entitled to compensation, fill out our free case review today. The Edwards Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, so we will not charge unless a winning verdict or settlement has been made.
The Mirena IUD is a product of drug manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals, commonly known for their production of Aspirin. Coincidentally, this is not the first time Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been under attack for their birth control. Over the past couple of years women have been reporting side effects from birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. Scientific evidence has come to prove a significant raise in the risk of blood clots due to these pills.
Shortly after, in December 2009, the FDA would send a warning letter to Bayer regarding their aggressive marketing behavior. The warning read that Bayer was overstating the benefits and minimizing information about the risks. Advertisements were running stating that Mirena would improve relationships and sex lives while helping women to “look and feel great” while there was no scientific evidence to prove this.
In 2011, the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons discovered on two cases of the Mirena IUD migrating from its original place of implantation. In both of these cases the IUD had traveled to the abdominal area and required surgical removal.
Again in August 2012, Bayer would be attacked with litigation due to the damage being caused to the uterine wall also causing many other complications. At this time Bayer would seek, for the first time, centralization of New Jersey cases, however this request would be denied by the New Jersey Supreme Court for unknown reasons. Mirena layers are now petitioning the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate every federal Mirena IUD lawsuit into a single court to alleviate pre-trial proceedings.
Due to the large and growing number of women filing lawsuits against the Mirena IUD, on January 16, 2013 Bayer would once again petition the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize the cases into one court room. This time they would aim the centralization in the Northern District of Ohio. Once again, Bayer lawyers argued that this would make the pre-trial proceedings much more efficient for each party involved and also reduce the risk of inconsistent rulings.
No matter if these Mirena cases become centralized or not, The Edwards Law Firm will help you receive the proper compensation you deserve due to the negligence of Bayer Pharmaceuticals. As Mirena lawyers are expecting hundreds of new cases to be filed in the coming months, you may have in increased chance of getting the compensation you deserve, just think, you are not the only one.
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