New Study Touts IUD Safety as Mirena Lawsuits Continue to Make Headlines
The findings of a new study hailing IUDs as a safe form of birth control for teenaged girls may come as a surprise to plaintiffs in the mounting number of Mirena lawsuits that have already been filed.
According to a Huffington Post report on April 8, it was published in the May 2013 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology that Mirena complications occurred in less than 1 percent of women included in a study that looked at complications, failures and rates of discontinuation within the first year of implantation of an intrauterine device.
Researchers examined health insurance claims from more than 90,000 women, ages 15 to 44 that had either a copper or hormonal IUD inserted between 2002 and 2009. According to the Huffington Post article, hormonal IUDs had fewer Mirena complications and lower rates of discontinuation than copper IUDs.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits Move Forward in New York Federal Court
Meanwhile, the litigation of Mirena lawsuits recently established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York is continuing to move forward. The judge overseeing pretrial proceedings for this multidistrict litigation (MDL) issued an Order April 12th asking attorneys on both sides to submit Position Statements to the Court on or before May 11, 2013.
According to a Transfer Order dated April 8th, over 40 Mirena lawsuits had been filed in 17 federal jurisdictions throughout the U.S., and allege spontaneous migration of the IUD from its original placement in the uterus, causing uterine perforations and other Mirena side effects. The first status conference for this litigation is scheduled for May 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
Court records indicated there were an additional 47 Mirena lawsuits pending in New Jersey Superior Court, as of April 2013.
It is noteworthy to add that a month before most recent study involving IUDs was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, it was revealed in the same publication that the bleeding and spotting that can occur within the months after insertion of Mirena may not be relieved with medication.
The study published April 5 was conducted to identify a 25% reduction in the number of days a woman experienced bleeding or spotting in the first 3 months after being implanted with the IUD.
Considering a Mirena Lawsuit? Contact an Attorney Today.
If you experienced uterine perforation, abscesses, infertility or another Mirena complication after being implanted with the Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals-manufactured IUD, contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to find out if you are eligible to file a Mirena lawsuit. Call the Firm directly at (877) 779-1414.