Daily Beast Calls IUD ‘Queen’ of Birth Control Despite Risks Noted in Mirena Lawsuit Allegations
At least 2 million unintentional pregnancies occur in the U.S. each year, the Daily Beast reported in May, leading gynecologists to push a contraceptive now involved in hundreds of Mirena lawsuit filings.
According to a report on May 30th, research published in 2011 by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates that half of the 4 million live births that occur each year are unplanned. Most of these pregnancies come from women in their 20s, and four out of 10 end in abortion, the article noted, before going on to say that 58 percent of abortions in the U.S. are experienced by 20-something women.
“20-24-year-olds have highest number of unintended pregnancies across all demographic groups while over one-third of unintended pregnancies end in abortion,” said a doctor at the Women’s Health Research Institute at Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
Following the ACOG study, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists began recommending the IUD as a first-line form of birth control in late 2012.
Daily Beast Fails to Describe Risks Commonly Alleged in Mirena Lawsuit Claims
In speaking to the IUD’s benefits, the Daily Beast makes little mention of their risks, many of which have been alleged in hundreds of Mirena lawsuit claims. The author categorizes the frequency for IUD uterine perforations as “rare,” for example, and only occurring in 1 out of every 1,000 users. This estimation likely offers little comfort for the hundreds of women who have been allegedly injured by Mirena, a contraceptive manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.
According to more than 800 claims now filed in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, the company failed to provide adequate warning about side effects that may occur after proper insertion of the IUD, which allegedly include spontaneous device migration away from the uterine wall and into other parts of the body. Plaintiffs in this consolidated litigation claim to have experienced ectopic pregnancy, infection, uterine perforations and other side effects of Mirena, according to court documents.
Similar actions against Bayer have also been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, where a federal multidistrict litigation has been established for claims over Mirena. Among other things, IUD lawyers accuse the company of downplaying side effects associated with its product.
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