Overview: The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Mirena IUD is defective and caused substantial injuries in a Utah. The lawsuit also alleges that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who have been named as Defendants in the case, failed to warn about the risks of using the device including the risk of spontaneous migration and uterine perforation. Parker Waichman LLP filed the suit on February 14th in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County.
- Parker Waichman LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Utah woman alleging that the Mirena IUD is defective and the Bayer failed to warn about the risks
- The suit was filed on February 14th in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County
- Bayer allegedly failed to warn that the IUD could spontaneously migrate and perforate the wall of the uterus
Product: Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD)
Manufacturer: Bayer, Inc.
Side Effects & Complications
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Streptococcal sepsis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforation of cervix or uterine wall
Woman Says IUD Perforated Uterus, Became Embedded
The Plaintiff, a woman from Utah who had the Mirena IUD implanted in January 2011, alleges that the device is defective and caused severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial physical pain and suffering, and economic loss due to medical expenses and lost wages. She alleges that after initially receiving the IUD, there appeared to be no issues and there was no evidence showing that the IUD perforated uterus. When she went for a doctor’s visit in February 2011, he confirmed that the strings were visible and the device was therefore in its proper place. The following month, however, her physician was unable to see the strings and a transvaginal ultrasound showed that the IUD was not in the uterus. An x-ray showed that Mirena was in the pelvis overlying the sacrum. The Plaintiff underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove the device in April.
Mirena IUD Allegedly Defective, Bayer Failed to Warn
The Plaintiff is one of a growing number of women alleging that Bayer failed to warn about the risks of using the Mirena IUD. In particular, the suit alleges that the company failed to warn about the risk of spontaneous migration and uterine perforation. The lawsuit states that Mirena is inherently defective and the damages sustained by the Plaintiff are a direct result of Bayer’s negligent or wrongful actions.