January 16, 2013 – DrugRisk previously warned patients using Mirena IUDs of an alarming trend after the FDA disclosed receiving more than 45,000 adverse reports of women suffering Mirena complications.
Now, DrugRisk has learned that more than 5,000 of those Mirena side effects involve dislocation or migration, and many have already filed lawsuits against Bayer, the maker of the device.
In 2009, the FDA warned Bayer about their marketing of Mirena, which failed to disclose safety risks while claiming the devices could help busy moms with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”
In November, Fox News reported that Mirena lawsuits were on the horizon as Bayer faced growing claims that the device caused perforation, infection and hemorrhaging injuries.*
That same month, a Missouri woman filed suit against Bayer, claiming she suffered severe injury and had to undergo surgery to remove her Mirena after the device perforated through her uterus and moved into her abdominal cavity.**
While this may sound like an extreme case, AERS reports disclosed by the FDA show they have received 5,079 reports of Mirena dislocation and 1,421 reports of Mirena migration, which can perforate or damage the uterine wall.*** In more than 6% of these cases, patients required hospitalization or surgery.
These numbers suggest the amount of women injured by Mirena devices so far is much higher than current litigation shows and thousands more lawsuits may be on the way.
Already, Bayer has asked the New Jersey Superior Court to consolidate Mirena lawsuits in a court closer to its U.S. headquarters in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Anyone affected by a Mirena device is urged to learn about their legal rights to file a claim. Due to the specialized nature of medical device injury cases, the Drug Risk Resource Center only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
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**Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Docket No. MRSL-2928-12)
***FDA AERS Reports for Mirena through June 30, 2012 - drugcite.com/?q=mirena