Mirena Lawsuit Alleging Abnormal Bleeding, Ovarian Cysts Filed in Texas Federal Court
A Mirena lawsuit brought on behalf of a Texas woman who allegedly suffered injuries caused by the IUD may soon join the dozens of cases now pending in a federal multi-district litigation underway in the Southern District of New York, according to court records.
The claim, which was filed on July 24th in the Eastern District of Texas, is the latest to allege complications caused by spontaneous migration of the intrauterine birth control device. As a result, the plaintiff says she started experiencing fatigue, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts and urinary issues after being implanted with the device in June 2006.
Mirena Lawsuit Alleges Spontaneous Migration of IUD
Her doctor was unable to locate the IUD by two ultrasounds and a digital examination after she began complaining of her discomfort, and it was only after a CT scan in the emergency room of a local hospital was it discovered that the device had perforated the patient’s uterus and migrated into her abdominal cavity, according to the woman’s Mirena IUD lawsuit.
Her case now accuses Bayer Pharmaceuticals Inc., the manufacturer of Mirena, of failing to warn about the risk for the IUD to spontaneously migrate. Claims brought against Bayer include defective manufacturing, design defect, breach of implied warranty, negligence, failure to warn, strict liability, breach of express warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation and fraud by concealment.
“Mirena’s label does not warn about spontaneous migration of the IUD, but only states that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during insertion,” the lawsuit states.
Court documents indicate that the plaintiff in this case is seeking compensatory, statutory and punitive damages.
100+ Mirena IUD Lawsuit Claims Pending in Southern District of New York MDL
Reports do not specify whether this Mirena lawsuit will join the dozens of others now pending in a federal multi-district litigation established in the Southern District of New York. As of July 10th, the number of cases pending in this proceeding had exceeded 105. Spontaneous device migration, uterine perforations, embedment in the uterine wall, infections, scarring and ectopic pregnancy are among the Mirena complications alleged in this litigation.
According to NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, Ohio, more than 70,000 Mirena side effect reports have been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since its launch in 2000.
How to File a Mirena Lawsuit
If you suffered the kind of Mirena complications named in a growing number of claims over the IUD, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP who can help you file a case. Call the Firm at (877) 779-1414.