IUD Side-effect Complaints Rise with Increased Use

Devices such as Bayer’s Mirena are increasing in popularity, and more patients are complaining of adverse affects.

The latest study by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics shows that women are using IUD devices like Bayer’s Mirena more than seven times as much as they were a decade ago, according to a WebMD report on October 18, 2012.

However, the news comes as the FDA has received more than 45,000 adverse reports of complications among women using Mirena. The Adverse Events report on November 20, 2012 tracks the FDA’s AERS reports through June 30, 2012.

The most common Mirena side effects reported were device expulsion, device dislocation and vaginal hemorrhage, with more than 6% of patients requiring hospitalization or surgery.

Anyone required to undergo surgery due to Mirena side effects is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible.

The FDA has previously warned Bayer about the marketing of Mirena, which failed to disclose safety risks while claiming the devices could help busy moms with intimacy and make them “look and feel great.”*

On November 11, 2012, Fox News reported that legal action over Mirena IUDs is on the horizon as Bayer faces growing claims that the device caused perforation, infection and hemorrhaging injuries.*

Due to the number of Mirena lawsuits expected, Bayer recently petitioned that all cases be consolidated to the New Jersey Superior Court in Middlesex County, where the company is headquartered. http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/mass-tort/mirena-app.pdf
 
Anyone who has undergone surgery to remove a due to Mirena side effects is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible. Due to the specialized nature of medical device injury cases, the Drug Risk Resource Center only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
 
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena and other medical devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit DrugRisk.com.
* http://www.kptv.com/story/20064887/new-headaches-for-bayer-as-mirena-iud-lawsuits-on-the-rise
* http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM197229.pdf
 
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