Overview: Another Mirena® user has filed a lawsuit against Bayer alleging injuries from the intrauterine device (IUD). A woman from Washington says that the device perforated through her uterus and caused a number of complications, including the need for surgery. The suit was filed by the national law firm Parker Waichman LLP on January 2nd in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County.
- Parker Waichman has filed another lawsuit on behalf of a Mirena® user who alleges that the device perforated her uterus and migrated outside of it, prompting the need for surgery
- Parker Waichman filed the suit on January 2nd in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County
- According to the lawsuit, Bayer concealed the risks of Mirena® and placed the Plaintiff and other users at serious risk for injury
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 that Mirena® is Defective, Bayer Failed to Warn
According to the lawsuits, the Defendants, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. knew or should have known about the risks associated with the Mirena IUD. The current warning only states that the device may perforate the uterus when first inserted, and does not mention the occurrence of spontaneous migration. The lawsuit alleges that the device spontaneously migrated in the Plaintiff, who had no way of knowing about this risk. When she received Mirena in 2010, there appeared to be no issues and there was no reason to suspect that it perforated her uterus. In 2011 however, an ultrasound showed that the device was no longer inside her uterus and the Plaintiff was forced to undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove Mirena.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
This case is one of many alleging that the Mirena IUD is dangerous and caused injuries. In fact, a petition was recently filed to consolidate these lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation in federal court. Plaintiff’s attorneys requested that the lawsuits be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division before Judge Patricia A. Gaughan.
Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP, co-chairs the American Association for Justice-Mirena IUD Litigation Group, an organization actively involved in representing victims of Mirena injuries. The group warns that surgery needed to remove the IUD can lead to a number of injuries, including organ damage, adhesions and infection.