New Mirena Lawsuit Alleges Birth Defects Caused by the IUD, One of Hundreds Now Filed Against Bayer
A woman in Indiana has filed a Mirena lawsuit after the IUD allegedly broke into several pieces inside her body, and released an uncontrolled amount of hormones that resulted in birth defects to her unborn baby, court documents indicate.
According to a report from November 12th, the Plaintiff in this case says she was implanted with the Mirena IUD in March 2011, when she was 19 years old. It is noteworthy to add that she had already given birth to one child by that time, which would have made her an ideal candidate to consider the device, according to a recommendation listed on the manufacturer’s website. Soon after the IUD was inserted, however, the woman soon began experiencing side effects, and sought to have the device removed.
That’s when her doctor discovered that her Mirena complications stemmed from spontaneous migration of the birth control implant, which had broken apart into several pieces by that time.
The Plaintiff’s baby was born months later with anencephaly, a neural tube defect in which the infant is born without parts of the skull and brain, and acalvaria. These two serious birth defects were caused by the Mirena IUD, her lawsuit alleges.
According to her case against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the Indiana woman is still experiencing “dysfunctional uterine bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding, irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, and she is unable to conceive another child.”
Mirena Lawsuits Continue to Be Filed
Hers is one of hundreds of cases continuing to draw attention from women and the medical community at large. In a federal litigation currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, at least 211 lawsuits alleging spontaneous IUD migration, which is categorized by the potential for Mirena to migrate away from the uterine wall and perforate the uterus, and other complications including ectopic pregnancy and infection.
Another 219 cases have been filed in a multicounty litigation established in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, and similarly allege that Bayer failed to adequately warn consumers about the risks associated with its product.
Contact a Lawyer to File a Mirena Lawsuit
Call an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to find out more about Mirena complications, and whether you are entitled to compensation for the lost wages, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket medical bills and other damages you incurred as a result of your alleged IUD injuries. For a free and confidential case evaluation, reach out to the Firm directly at (877) 779-1414.