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Woman Suffers Mirena IUD Complication

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Uncategorized

Mirena IUD and perforationA woman who suffered Mirena IUD complications wants other women who use this intrauterine contraceptive device to get frequent checkups. The woman, plagued for years with chronic pain, shared her story with Lawyers and Settlements.

After three years of hip pain, the woman finally saw a doctor about a solution.

The doctor discovered the source of the woman’s pain―the Mirena IUD. During the procedure to place the Mirena IUD in the woman’s body, the device pierced her uterine wall, and migrated to her hip.

Ultimately, the woman underwent surgery to remove the Mirena IUD.

Carey Danis & Lowe works with women who experienced Mirena IUD complications, including uterine wall perforation, migration, and chronic pain. Our team of defective medical device lawyers understand the depth of suffering caused by the Mirena IUD; we second the advice to get frequent checkups in order to prevent serious internal damage.

A Team That’s There For You

If you suffered Mirena IUD side effects, Carey Danis & Lowe can help.

Our attorneys are available to discuss your case, legal options, and compensation eligibility during a free evaluation. We also work with a team of medical professionals, who can listen to your health concerns, and offer informed advice.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519. You can also reach us online by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Update on New Jersey Mirena IUD Lawsuits

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirenalawsuitIn mid-December 2014, a new case management order (CMO) was filed in the New Jersey Mirena IUD multicounty litigation (MCL). The CMO detailed the defendant’s request to file motions for summary judgment on statute of limitations. Judge Brian R. Martinotti denied the request without prejudice.

The defendant filed their request as they most likely believe that the statute of limitations will preclude plaintiffs from winning a Mirena IUD lawsuit.

The case management order also laid out dates for future status conferences. The next status conference will take place on January 20, 2015.

As of December 15, 2014, there are 1,375 Mirena IUD lawsuits pending in the New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County.

Carey Danis & Lowe Provides Legal Assistance

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), a contraceptive product manufactured by Bayer, has been known to become dislodged, and to migrate to other parts of the body. Women who have used the Mirena IUD have also experienced uterine perforation following the dislodging of the contraceptive product. These Mirena IUD injuries can cause devastating pain and emotional suffering.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm with headquarters in St. Louis that represents women in Mirena IUD lawsuits. Our personal injury lawyers have a deep understanding of the physical and emotional challenges women face as a result of Mirena IUD injuries. When you seek the expert legal services of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can feel confident that we will work tirelessly to build and argue your case.

We encourage you to contact one of our personal injury lawyers today if you have been injured by the Mirena IUD. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Share your Mirena IUD story with us today. Contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or submit a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to offering you any legal assistance that we can.

 

 

New Study Finds More Complications for Younger Mirena Users

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_birth_control_lawsuit_litigation_bayerA study looking at the relationship between age and Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) expulsion found that age does matter in regards to device complications. The study, Association of age and parity with intrauterine device expulsion, was published in October 2014, and was undertaken by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.

The researchers discovered that for participants aged 14 – 19 years old, the rate of Mirena IUD expulsion was higher when compared to older participants. The overall expulsion rate for the younger participants was measured at 18.8, and for older participants at 9.3.

The findings of this study come at a particularly important time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed the use of IUDs as a preferred form of birth control for young adults. Read more about the American Academy of Pediatrics announcement on IUDs for teenagers here.

Device expulsion does not come without danger. As numerous women have experienced, the Mirena IUD can cause serious internal damage when it becomes dislodged. Carey Danis & Lowe represents women who have suffered Mirena IUD injuries resulting from device migration. Many of these women experienced device perforation, organ damage, and infection.

Seek Justice Today

If you have been injured after using the Mirena IUD, we urge to you seek justice today. Carey Danis & Lowe is an experienced personal injury law firm that currently represents women who have experienced injuries just like you or your loved one.

 

Share your Mirena IUD story with us today. We are available to offer you our professional advice during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

 

Mirena Lawsuit Numbers Continue to Rise

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirenaThe Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) released a document on October 15, 2014 that supplied an up-to-date pending lawsuit count for the Mirena multidistrict litigation (MDL) being heard in a federal court in New York. According to this document, there are currently 1,042 Mirena lawsuits pending before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel.

This update from the JPML makes it clear that the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) continues to cause serious injuries to women.

Some known Mirena side effects include perforation, device migration, and infection.

Such injuries could have been prevented if product transparency and honesty were of any importance to the manufacturer of the Mirena. However, in this situation, Bayer misrepresented this contraceptive device in marketing campaigns by making claims about it being a safe and effective choice for women. As the Mirena lawsuits in New York indicate, these claims are false and deceptive.

Carey Danis & Lowe Offers Legal Assistance

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that has a reputation for successfully and consistently recovering losses for clients. When you work with us, you can expect that our team of legal and medical professionals will bring their expertise, knowledge, and professionalism to your case.

The personal injury lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women who have been injured by the Mirena. Our law firm is currently accepting cases, and is offering free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Get our professional opinion on your case today by sharing your Mirena story with one of our attorneys. Contact us by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics on IUDs

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced their position on the use of intrauterine devices (IUDs), a form of birth control, by teenage girls. The AAP came to the decision that IUDs, such as the Mirena IUD, which is manufactured by Bayer, provide more dependability than other forms of birth control.

Supporting the use of a form of birth control that more reliably prevents unwanted pregnancies is a sound stance, especially as it concerns young people. However, the Mirena IUD is an imperfect product. As such, if it is to be used by young people, it is of the utmost importance that they be made aware of some of the more serious Mirena IUD side effects.

The Mirena IUD has been known to dislodge and migrate to other parts of the body. In some cases, women have been informed by their doctors that their Mirena IUD has perforated their uterine wall. Mirena IUD perforation can lead to organ damage and infection.

It Is Time for Action

If you or someone you love has used the Mirena IUD, and has suffered an injury, it is time for action, and Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help you.

Get started now on your road to recovery with one of our defective drug lawyers. We offer free initial case evaluations. That means that there is absolutely no cost or commitment on your part.

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to listen to your Mirena IUD injury story. You can reach our law firm by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. In the mean time, stay up-to-date on Mirena IUD lawsuit news on our law news blog.

 

Mirena IUD Users Suffer Serious Injuries, Says ABC News in Detroit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_lawsuit_settlements_class_action_lawsuit_mirena_mdlThe ABC News station in Detroit, WXYZ Detroit, aired a report in late August 2014 on Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) cases in the U.S. The news story chronicled one woman’s tragic experience with Bayer’s flawed contraceptive device.

After seeing her doctor to receive the Mirena IUD, the woman, named Sara, had to have the device removed surgically, as it has perforated her uterus, a phenomenon often referred to as Mirena IUD uterine perforation, or uterine rupture.

The WXYZ Detroit report also revealed the vast number of complaints filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the Mirena IUD, and the sometimes serious injuries that motivated filing the FDA complaint in the first place. According to the data gathered by the Detroit news channel, the FDA has received almost 5,000 adverse event reports about Mirena device dislocation, what is also termed as device migration, wherein the contraceptive device dislodges from the uterus, and travels to other parts of the body.

There have been many cases in which Mirena IUDs that have dislodged and have migrated elsewhere in the body have caused serious internal damage.

As detailed in the Detroit news report, one woman suffered liver lacerations from the Mirena IUD, and another woman, only in her early twenties, had to undergo a hysterectomy and an appendectomy as a result of Mirena IUD migration.

From such horrific accounts, it is clear that the Mirena IUD poses serious health risks to women.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mirena IUD Users

If you have suffered an injury, or injuries, from the Mirena IUD, Carey Danis & Lowe asks you to pause to consider two things. Firstly, consider how your Mirena IUD injuries have impacted your quality of life, and secondly, the importance of holding pharmaceutical companies, like Bayer, accountable for releasing an unsafe product onto the market.

If you would like to move forward with legal action by filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit, the defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe encourage you to explore your legal options with us today during a free initial case evaluation.

Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe. We are available to listen, and to offer you any assistance that we can.

Mirena IUD: Study Looks at Breast Cancer

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_birth_control_lawsuit_litigation_bayerA study recently published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology looked at the incidence of various types of cancer in women using an intrauterine device (IUD) containing the hormone levonorgestrel to treat menorrhagia, a condition involving abnormal bleeding during menstruation. The study involved over 93,000 women, and took place over a 13 year period in Finland.

The study found that the rate of breast cancer in the group of women was higher than expected, with the expected number of women with breast cancer being 1,292, and the actual number of women with breast cancer in the study being 1,542.

Though further research must be conducted before confirming a strong link between the use of intrauterine devices containing levonorgestrel and breast cancer, the study’s results do present important findings.

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) contains the hormone levonorgestrel, and has been known for uterine perforation and device migration.

The possibility of the Mirena IUD causing an increased risk of breast cancer is a health issue worth further investigation.

Carey Danis & Lowe Is Here to Help

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that represents women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD. If you or someone you love has sustained an injury after using the Mirena IUD, our personal injury lawyers encourage you to begin exploring your legal options today.

Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe during a free initial case evaluation. Give us a call at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.

 

Mirena IUD May Cause Brain Injuries

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsThere is speculation that Bayer’s contraceptive device notorious for uterine perforation and device migration may seriously impact brain health. Women who have used the device in question, the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), have filed lawsuits against Bayer alleging that they sustained brain injuries, specifically a health complication known as pseudotumor cerebri, after using the product.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) recently reviewed a request to consolidate Mirena IUD lawsuits involving claims of brain injury into its own multidistrict litigation (MDL).

With fewer Mirena IUD brain injury lawsuits compared to those lawsuits claiming uterine perforation, device migration, organ damage, and similar injuries, the JPML decided against forming a separate federal MDL for the lawsuits on brain injuries.

Carey Danis & Lowe Investigating Mirena IUD Injuries

A personal injury and defective drug law firm based in St. Louis, Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating Mirena IUD injury cases. If you or someone you love has been injured by the Mirena IUD, our defective drug lawyers would like to walk you through your legal options and compensation eligibility.

Carey Danis & Lowe offers free initial case evaluations that are obligation-free.

We invite you to share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling us at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form. We look forward to reviewing your case with you soon.

Stay current on Mirena IUD lawsuit updates by following the Carey Danis & Lowe blog, where we frequently write about defective drugs, defective medical devices, and personal injury cases that may be of interest to you.

Mirena IUD Lawsuits in Canada

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsAfter choosing the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control, a Canadian woman experienced cramping so painful that she struggled to walk. This woman, recently interviewed for Canada’s CTV News, decided to return to her doctor to get the contraceptive device removed. Initially, her doctor could not locate the the device, as it had perforated her uterus, and migrated to her hip bone area.

The Mirena IUD, which is manufactured by Bayer, has been known to perforate the uterus, and to migrate to other parts of the body, most often the abdominal region. The woman interviewed by CTV News faults Mirena’s manufacturer with failure to warn about the risk of device migration.

The Canadian Mirena label differs from the U.S. label in that it excludes the any mention of device migration. Thus, women who choose to use this form of birth control are not fully informed about the device.

As a result of this labeling omission, Canadian women are in the process of filing lawsuits against Bayer.

In the U.S., women who claim to have been injured by the Mirena IUD have also filed lawsuits targeted at Bayer. These women have experienced device perforation, migration, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mirena IUD Victims

The experienced defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women in Mirena IUD complications litigation. Our team of dedicated lawyers are currently investigating cases, and encourage women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD to contact Carey Danis & Lowe today.

We offer free initial case evaluations.

Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe by contacting our law firm by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Research Participant Injured by Mirena IUD

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsA woman who participated in a Washington University School of Medicine study claims to have sustained permanent injuries from the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), Mirena. The research study supplied participants with free contraception over a three year period.

The woman, Deanna Delancy, said in an article recently published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that in making her contraception selection, researchers offered her little information on the risks of the Mirena IUD. Delancy said that if she had known about the risks associated with the device, she would not have chosen it.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, researchers in the study were implementing the Mirena IUD in a way discouraged by Bayer, the manufacturer behind the contraceptive device. In their defense, the School of Medicine stated that issuing medical products to patients in an off-label manner is not a rare decision made by medical experts.

As a result of what she claims to be injuries sustained from the Mirena IUD, Delancy has undergone two surgical operations to repair heart valves. Furthermore, due to her increased risk of developing blood clots, she now consumes a blood-thinning medication.

Though the Mirena IUD has been more closely associated with tissue perforation, it is not uncommon for certain types of hormones used in contraceptive devices to heighten the risk of developing a blood clot. The synthetic hormone used in the Mirena IUD is levonorgestrel, a second generation progestin.

Delancy’s case is unique in that the administration of the Mirena IUD occurred at a time discouraged by Bayer. However, when it comes to defective drug and medical device injuries, Carey Danis & Lowe knows from experience that each of these injuries comes with a unique story of distress.

We invite you to share your story with us in a free initial case evaluation. Carey Danis & Lowe defective medical device lawyers are here to carefully walk you through your legal options.

Our team of experienced lawyers is available to help you. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.