Overview: The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed another lawsuit on behalf of a woman who seriously injured, allegedly due to the use of her Mirena® IUD. According to the lawsuit Bayer failed to warn about the risk spontaneous migration, where the device moves from its intended location in the uterus and perforates through it. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this is one of the most serious side effects associated with Mirena®.
- Parker Waichman LLP has filed lawsuit on behalf of Mirena user who alleges that the device spontaneously migrated perforated through her uterus
- The lawsuit alleges Bayer failed to warn about the risks
- The suit was filed January 2, 2013 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County
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 Alleges Mirena® Perforated the Uterus
When the Plaintiff, a woman from Arizona, first received Mirena in February of 2008, she appeared to be doing well and there was no reason to think that it had perforated her uterus. Later on, however, an ultrasound showed that the IUD was no longer in her uterus and she had to undergo laparoscopic surgery in order to remove the device. The lawsuit alleges that, as a result of using Mirena, she suffered from severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial pain and suffering as well as economic loss in the form of medical expenses.
Parker Waichman filed the suit on January 2nd in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals were named as Defendants. The firm recently reported that a petition has been filed to consolidate Mirena cases into a multidistrict litigation.
Bayer Fails to Warn
Mirena is used to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The t-shaped, plastic device is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare professional. According to Bayer’s current warning, there is a risk that the device will perforate the uterus when it is first inserted. It does not mention the risk of spontaneous migration, leading many users to believe that this risk is not present once they have had Mirena implanted for a longer period of time. The lawsuit alleges that Mirena can, and in the case of the Plaintiff did, spontaneously migrate perforate the uterus.