Overview: Another lawsuit is alleging that the Mirena IUD birth control is defective and dangerous. Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury firm, has filed the suit on behalf of a Michigan woman who had her IUD removed via surgery after it allegedly perforated her uterus and migrated outside of it. The Plaintiff in the lawsuit suffered a number of injuries, allegedly due to the Mirena IUD. The lawsuit was filed on February 15th in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Docket No. MRS L-0432-13).
- Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Mirena IUD caused injuries in a Michigan woman
- The lawsuit alleges that the IUD perforated her uterus, leading to the need for laparoscopic surgery
- A hearing is scheduled this week in San Diego, California to discuss a possible Mirena MDL
Product: Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD)
Manufacturer: Bayer, Inc.
Side Effects & Complications
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Streptococcal sepsis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforation of cervix or uterine wall
Lawsuit Says Mirena is Dangerous
According to a press release by Parker Waichman, the Plaintiff received the Mirena IUD in November 2009. Initially, she seemed to tolerate the procedure well and there was little evidence to suggest that the device had perforated her uterus. However, when the Plaintiff had an X-ray in October 2012 the IUD was seen outside of the uterus, meaning it had perforated through the organ. The following month she underwent laparoscopic surgery to retrieve the device. She is suing for severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial pain and suffering and economic loss due to medical expenses and lost wages. The lawsuit alleges that the Plaintiff’s damages result from the negligent and wrongful conduct of the Defendants, who allegedly failed to warn about the risks of using the device.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Lawsuits filed over the Mirena IUD allege that the device caused injuries such as ectopic pregnancy, uterine perforation and device embedment and miscarriage. Lawsuits, including this one, allege that Bayer has had a history of misrepresenting the risks of Mirena. In 2009, the company was contacted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) over unsubstantiated claims it made about the device.
A multidistrict litigation (MDL) is being considered for Mirena claims. A hearing has been scheduled this week to consider the MDL in San Diego, California.