Wall Street Journal Touts IUD Effectiveness as Mirena Lawsuit Litigation Continues to Snowball
More women in the U.S. may be opting to use a birth control IUD instead of a hormonal pill, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, but a growing litigation of Mirena lawsuit filings suggests that popularity may come at a price.
Published on December 16, the article provides a brief history lesson of intrauterine birth control implants, starting with the 30-year old Dalkon Shield. Since then, the process of inserting IUDs like Mirena has gotten easier and faster, which manufacturers are vying to promote to young women looking for a hassle-free birth control method. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, for example, recently unveiled Skyla, its newest IUD in 30 years. The three-year old startup company, Bioceptive Inc. is engineering an implant that can be inserted in less than two minutes.
IUDs Become More Popular as Mirena Lawsuit Claims Seek Compensation for Injuries
The Wall Street Journal reports that in 2010, an estimated 2.1 million women used IUDs as their form of contraception. Additionally, 5 percent of women use a birth control implant, while 27 percent use a hormonal pill, which may be less effective. But what about the growing number of Mirena lawsuit claimants that have spoken out about the injuries they allegedly sustained as a result of these devices, or the rising number of adverse event reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? In a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, exactly 300 claims alleging Mirena perforation and other complications caused by spontaneous migration of the IUD had been filed as of November 21, while another 296 cases were pending in a federal proceeding as of today. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing claims in the federal litigation of Mirena lawsuits that is currently underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. The most recent status conference in this proceeding took place on November 21. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
The Wall Street Journal notes that in the late 1970s, the Dalkon Shield IUD was also at the center of highly-publicized litigation. Before the product was recalled in 1974, some 300,000 claims over this device alleged pelvic infection and infertility—similar allegations to those made in Mirena lawsuits.
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