South Dakota Woman Alleges Spontaneous IUD Migration in First Federal Mirena Lawsuit Filed in State
A woman in South Dakota is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other damages from the company whose birth control IUD may have spontaneously migrated into her pelvic cavity and needed to be surgically removed, according to her Mirena lawsuit.
The case, which was filed in Sioux Falls in South Dakota, names Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals as defendant, who the plaintiff says downplayed the health and safety risks associated with the intrauterine contraceptive device. The company also fails to adequately warn about the risk for Mirena to migrate away from its original point of insertion in the uterine wall, among other side effects.
Mirena Lawsuit the Latest to Allege Spontaneous IUD Migration
According to the lawsuit, “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.” A Dec. 31 report from ArgusLeader.com states that this is the first federal Mirena IUD lawsuit to be filed by a plaintiff in the state.
Meanwhile, claims brought by women from a number of states throughout the U.S. are continuing to move forward in a federal proceeding underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
According to a Case List update on December 16th, 296 lawsuits alleging spontaneous device migration, uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancy and other complications had been filed as of that date. Not unlike the claim recently filed in South Dakota, plaintiffs in these cases similarly point out that Bayer has a long-standing history of downplaying Mirena’s side effects, and has been warned against doing so by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2009, the company received a warning letter from the FDA that called attention to certain promotions of the device, including claims that the IUD could improve a woman’s sex life and make her “look and feel great.”
In New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, exactly 300 actions over Mirena have been consolidated in a multicounty litigation.
This device was approved in 2000 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, a report published this summer from 7 Action News indicated that some 70,000 adverse event reports involving Mirena complications had been filed since then in the agency’s database.
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