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Mirena Litigation Update

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St. Louis, MOAnother Mirena IUD lawsuit was filed last week, adding to more than 1,000 lawsuits filed in state and federal courts on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena birth control side effects, including Mirena uterine perforation.

Because so many Mirena lawsuits have been filed, the courts have consolidated to save court resources. And attorneys predict the number of women yet to file a Mirena lawsuit will increase in the coming months.

More than 660 Mirena IUD lawsuits continue to move forward in a multi-county litigation (MDL) now underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. The Court has approved procedures for the electronic service of documents in order to facilitate expeditious, efficient, and economical communication by and amongst counsel, according to a Case Management Order issued on March 13, 2014. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297.) Another 428 claims have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.)

Women who filed the Mirena IUD lawsuits allege that they suffered uterine perforations, organ damage, infections, scarring, ectopic pregnancies and other injuries following the spontaneous migration of the contraceptive device.

In another separate case, Deanna Delancy, 27, is suing the Washington University’s medical school. She accuses them of conducting an unethical research trial with Mirena. Delancy said researchers sent her gift cards for groceries, fuel and convenience items after she filled out medical surveys. Delancy said that using the Mirena soon after she gave birth resulted in two heart valve surgeries and a chronic illness, requiring her to take a blood thinner to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. The lawsuit alleges university researchers ignored prescribing information published by Mirena maker Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, which says the device can’t be inserted earlier than four to six weeks after a woman gives birth. It is unfortunate that Bayer doesn’t expand upon its warnings…

The FDA has received thousands of adverse event reports, including device migration and uterine perforations. Bayer has also been accused of over-marketing its contraceptive and understating the potential side effects (in 2009, the FDA sent Bayer a warning letter). These 660 women who have filed Mirena lawsuits - and they are likely the tip of the iceberg - bought into Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ marketing ploys, such as the following:

• Birth control for busy moms
• Lasts as long as YOU want, for up to 5 years.
• Over 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy
• Your periods may become shorter, lighter or even stop

Perhaps Bayer should add to that list the risks involved, such as the potentially dangerous problems of Mirena migration and/or uterine perforation.

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i have suffered for 20years with having sterilisation clips on my tubes.i have had them out in Sep 14th 2012 but still have symptoms from the sterilisation. they will not put my tubes back properly & i am having very severe tummy bloating 3-4 times a week, some days i can not even get dressed. it is making my life hell! i am suicidal. to go private is going to cost loads of money, we just have not got it. i have not been able to work for the past 17 years through it all. i have videos of how these clips made me ( a bloody cripple ) i am not like that to day, but still got side effects. all i need is my Fallopian tubes put back where they belong! i keep photos of how my tummy swell & write down every day how i am,what i have been doing etc because i feel it is all evidence. i have my medical records & i cry when i read them as in some it says things like, there is something non organic happening to Mrs Thomas, this means NOT NATURAL! i have been in tears in doctors rooms over the years cause they just did not pick up what was wrong with me. it was reading through my records that i found out i did not have a back problem from the age of 16 up till i was 31, my son asked me what happened when you were 31 mam? i said just got sterilised. with that he put in Google low back pain after female sterilisation & BINGO! there we found loads of forums complaining of the exact same pain as my self.the pain i was having was like electric shock pains 20-30 times a day! i would have to be very carefull on how i moved all the time.when they were taking the clips out for me i was in the operating t for 2 1/2 hours they said they had job to get them off. i am fighting to get my tubes back but do not seem to be getting any where. please help me or put me in touch with some one that can. i am so down & scared i may take my own life. just had enough you no.

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