In December 2008, a Texas woman received the Mirena IUD and tolerated the procedure well. By June 2011, however, she was forced to undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove the Mirena IUD after it was discovered that the device had migrated and embedded itself in her anterior abdominal wall. As a result, she suffered severe pain, permanent physical injury, and substantial economic loss due to lost earnings and hefty medical expenses. On February 15, 2013 she filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. According to the Complaint, she alleges that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. failed to warn her about the risks of using their Mirena IUD, and as a result, she suffered significant injury and damages.
According to the lawsuit, Bayer has already had a history of misrepresenting the safety of Mirena IUD. The Department of Health and Human Services Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications contacted Bayer in 2009 about what they considered to be unsubstantiated claims regarding their Mirena IUD.
Mirena Side Effects and Complications
Mirena has been known to cause numerous side effects and complications, including:
- Device migration
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Device expulsion
- Vaginal hemorrhaging
- Group A streptococcal sepsis
There are numerous lawsuits cropping up all over the country and are currently pending in federal courts. All of these Mirena IUD lawsuits allege that the label for Mirena failed to provide adequate warnings of the device’s risks. As such, Mirena plaintiffs have requested that these lawsuits be consolidated into a multi-district litigation.
National Mirena Lawsuit Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured after using the IUD Mirena, it is important to consult with a Mirena lawsuit lawyer immediately. Call the national Mirena lawsuit lawyers at Phillips Law Firm today at 1-800-708-6000. Our Mirena lawsuit attorneys represent patients and victims, across the country, which have been injured after using a defective product or taking a dangerous drug. We are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.