Mirena Lawsuit Lawyer Notes New Mirena Lawsuit Alleges Birth Defects
Mirena, a popular intrauterine device (IUD) used for contraception, has recently been linked with serious and life-threatening complications such as perforation of the uterus and nearby organs, device embedment, blood clots, ectopic pregnancy and other conditions. However, most recently, a plaintiff has filed a claim against Bayer, alleging that the IUD caused birth defects in her unborn child.
If you or someone you love suffered from injuries while implanted with the IUD or if you have delivered a baby with birth defects and you feel an IUD or other medication directly caused your baby’s condition, you may be entitled to file a claim with the help of a Mirena lawsuit lawyer.
New Lawsuit Claims Birth Defects
A woman in Indiana has recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, after the IUD allegedly shattered into several pieces while it was implanted inside her and released an uncontrolled amount of hormones that resulted in her unborn baby developing birth defects, according to court documents.
A report filed November 12, 2013 asserted that the plaintiff was implanted with the IUD in March 2011 after she had given birth to one child, making her an ideal candidate for the device, according to a recommendation on Bayer’s website. Following the insertion, however, the plaintiff allegedly began to experience side effects and asked her healthcare provider to remove the device. Her physician allegedly discovered that the IUD had broken apart into several pieces, resulting in her complications following the spontaneous migration of the implant.
Months later, the plaintiff’s child was allegedly born with anencephaly, a neural tube defect in which the baby is born without parts of the brain and skull, and acalvaria. Her lawsuit alleges that the infant’s birth defects were directly caused by the IUD. According to the claim, the plaintiff is still experiencing irregular menstruation, intermenstrual bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, abdominal pain and infertility.
Other Pending Claims Filed by Mirena Lawsuit Lawyers
While Mirena, designed to remain in place for up to five years and release hormones to prevent pregnancy, has been used in many women with little or no complications, others are filing lawsuits against Bayer, alleging that the device caused serious and life-threatening side effects, including device embedment, uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy, blood clots, organ damage and infertility, among other conditions.
Recently, another plaintiff has filed a claim against Bayer on September 30, 2013, alleging that she was implanted with the IUD in December 2009. Nearly three years later, in October 2012, her physician discovered that the device had migrated outside of the uterus. The plaintiff is seeking to recover compensation for substantial pain and suffering, permanent and severe physical injuries and economic loss due to lost wages and medical expenses.
Another plaintiff has filed a case with assistance from a Mirena lawsuit lawyer, claiming that Bayer neglected to change the packaging of the implant to better reflect the number of adverse events reported and that the manufacturer overstated the effectiveness of Mirena while downplaying its potential risks and complications.
Need Assistance or Have Questions? A Mirena Lawsuit Lawyer Can Help
If you or someone you love has suffered from complications or adverse side effects while implanted with Mirena, consider seeking legal counsel from a professional Mirena lawsuit lawyer. At the American Injury Attorney Group, we handle claims not only for those allegedly injured allegedly due to Mirena but also those who have delivered babies with birth defects after using the Mirena IUD or other medications and devices. We will review your case at no cost and determine if you have a valid claim. We will then connect you with a Mirena lawsuit lawyer who will handle your lawsuit throughout the legal process.