Mirena Lawyer Reports on New Order Issued in Mirena Lawsuits
Approved in 2000 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) was originally designed as a contraceptive. Its list of approved uses expanded in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women using the device as a method of birth control. Since its introduction, however, an investigation conducted by 7 Action News in Detroit found that 70,000 reports of complications with the device have been filed with the FDA since 2000, and plaintiffs continue to step forward in an attempt to seek compensation for their injuries.
Contact the American Injury Attorney Group today for your free consultation if you have suffered from possible complications while using the Mirena IUD. We can connect you with a Mirena lawyer who can assist you in filing your lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your condition, you may be eligible to seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses such as additional treatments, surgeries or procedures needed to remove the device.
Mirena Lawyer Reports on New Order
A Case Management Order issued on April 1, 2014 approves a short-form commission process for obtaining out-of-state discovery in pending Mirena lawsuits centralized in the litigation. The Court’s website recently displayed a Case List indicating that 703 Mirena lawsuits have now been filed in New Jersey on behalf of women who allege that the birth control device caused spontaneous migration, uterine perforations and other complications.
As a result, more than 700 claims are now pending in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, alleging that the Mirena IUD was prone to spontaneous migration and could cause ectopic pregnancy, vaginal scarring, organ damage and other complications. According to plaintiffs, the labeling on the device only noted its potential to migrate if the uterus was perforated during the implantation procedure but not its possibility to shift from the uterine wall after a healthcare provider properly inserts the IUD. After the device moves from its original location, the patient may experience uterine or organ perforation, ectopic pregnancy, loss of fertility and other serious complications.
Women also allege that the IUD was negligently designed, manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, who also allegedly neglected to provide adequate warnings to physicians and patients about the risks that may be associated with the device. In addition to the hundreds of lawsuits pending in New Jersey, there are also 428 lawsuits that have been filed by Mirena lawyers in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Women working with a Mirena lawyer also similarly claim that Bayer has a history of downplaying Mirena’s side effects from the general public, and in 2009 the FDA reprimanded the manufacturer for doing so. According to a warning letter that was reportedly issued by the agency to Bayer, certain promotions of Mirena contained misleading or incorrect marketing claims about the device’s effectiveness and safety. In particular, the manufacturer is accused of using background music, quick screen transfers during the side effects and other techniques to distract the viewer’s attention from the risks of the product.
Seek Legal Counsel from a Mirena Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have sustained serious or life-threatening injuries while you were using the Mirena IUD, you may be eligible to work with a Mirena lawyer and recover damages for your condition. Contact the American Injury Attorney Group for your free, no-obligation consultation and to determine if you have a valid claim. We can connect you with an affiliated Mirena lawyer who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.