Australian Woman Speaks Out About Complications Named in Mirena Lawsuits
Within a month of Mirena lawsuits being consolidated in a Multicounty Litigation established in New Jersey County Superior Court, an Australian news publication posted an editorial from a woman who allegedly experienced heavy bleeding, including “blood clots the size of golf balls,” and other complications stemming from the IUD.
According to a June 3rd report from The Border Mail, the Mirena IUD recipient said she first began experiencing minor side effects including acne, mood swings and weight gain within three months of being implanted with the device manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. After having the IUD removed, the writer claims the doctors she asked about Mirena complications had no solid answers for her, nor did the company’s official website.
The writer went on to say she is now somewhat of a resource guide for women around the world who have experienced similar Mirena side effects.
Growing Number of Lawsuits Allege Mirena Complications
“I’ve since been contacted by many women throughout the world who have experienced the same as me – when searching for information they’d stumbled across a post on my blog about it, which helped them know they weren’t alone,” the Mirena recipient told The Border Mail.
One might wonder if any of those women have gone on to file Mirena IUD lawsuits. As of March 2013, at least 60 claims over the IUD had been filed in New Jersey alone and have since been transferred to Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey. There, they will be overseen be a single judge, according to a Notice to the Bar issued on May 24th, 2013 by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
These cases allege the spontaneous migration of Mirena within a woman’s body, which may have the potential to cause organ perforations, infection, ectopic pregnancies, abscesses and other complications.
Federally-filed Mirena lawsuits have also been consolidated in a single proceeding. As of April 8th, 2013, claims over the birth control IUD had been transferred to the Southern District of New York by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 as a method of birth control. Its list of approved uses later expanded in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women.
A Mirena Lawyer Can Help You File a Claim
If you were hoping for a stress-free method of birth control after being implanted with the Mirena IUD and instead suffered a range of unpleasant side effects, contact a Mirena lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. You may be eligible to file a case. Call one of the Firm’s attorneys directly at (877) 779-1414.