Mirena lawyer Brad Lakin said the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD has now acknowledged that the device may perforate after insertion. Thousands of women use the Mirena IUD for birth control.
St. Louis, USA – July 17, 2014
/PressCable/A newly designed inserter for the Mirena IUD was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 2, 2014.
The same inserter design and technique is now offered for Mirena by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Brad Lakin, Founding Partner at SL Chapman, said “For the first time Bayer acknowledges the risk of perforation after insertion.” The new revised warning that was released on May 29, 2014, states:
“Perforation (total or partial, including penetration/embedment of Mirena in the uterine wall or cervix) may occur most often during insertion, although the perforation may not be detected until sometime later. Perforation may reduce contraceptive efficacy and result in pregnancy.”
Since initial FDA approval of the Mirena IUD in 2000, over 70,000 complaints have been filed with the FDA by Mirena users — all of whom suffered injuries from the device, including uterine perforation and spontaneous IUD migration.
These injuries have resulted in over 1,300 lawsuits filed in both federal and state courts, asserting that Bayer downplayed known risks associated with its Mirena birth control device and overstated its purported benefits.
Bayer’s misleading promotions of the Mirena IUD lead to a FDA Warning Letter admonishing the company for overstating the efficacy of Mirena, presenting unsubstantiated claims, minimizing the risks of using Mirena, and promoting false or misleading presentations regarding the product.
Mirena is a hormone-releasing birth control device placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy and treat heavy menstrual periods for up to five years. Common side effects include:
- Dizziness, bleeding, or cramping when your provider places the device
- Missed menstrual periods after one year (20% of women)
- Changes in menstrual bleeding during the first three to six months of use
- Pelvic, ovary, and abdominal pain
- Ovarian cysts
Women who have had Mirena IUD’s that perforated the uterus or cervix, may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
To learn more about the ongoing Mirena IUD litigation, visit SL Chapman LLC online or call 1-800-550-2106.
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