November 30, 2012 – As news of rising Mirena side effect complaints reaches patients, more and more women have taken legal action for their injuries. Now, the maker of the device has taken steps to move litigation to a more convenient location.
Although Mirena IUDs have only been on the market since 2000, the National Center for Health Statistics reported last month that overall IUD use has risen over 650% since 1995.
The FDA has now received more than 50,000 adverse reports of women suffering Mirena side effects while using the IUD. The most commonly reported of these are device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage. Over 6% of these patients have required hospitalization or surgery.
Due to the number of patients affected, experts believe thousands will eventually file claims for injury, hospitalization or surgery. Bayer recently asked that all of the Mirena lawsuits filed by victims be moved to New Jersey Superior Court in Middlesex County, where the company is headquartered.
In many cases involving thousands of injuries by one product, litigation is eventually transferred to a neutral federal court where all parties can share in evidence and uniform procedures. This could happen with Mirena lawsuits in the future.
Anyone requiring surgery due to Mirena side effects is urged to contact the DrugRisk Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible.
Bayer was cautioned in the past by the FDA about how they advertised and promoted Mirena, namely for not disclosing all safety risks while they claimed the contraceptives would help busy moms with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
If you or a loved one were affected by Mirena, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options as soon as possible. Due to the specialized nature of these cases, the Drug Risk Resource Center only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena and other medical devices, or to speak with a lawyer.