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Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe Currently Evaluating Mirena Cases

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

Published February 20, 2013 by PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe Currently Evaluating Mirena CasesTo address the increasing number of adverse event reports associated with the use of the Mirena intrauterine device manufactured by Bayer(1), lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe have launched a new website with useful information for individuals who may have used the Mirena IUD or know someone who has used the contraceptive device.

The new webpage has information about health complications associated with use of Bayer’s Mirena IUD. In Carey Danis & Lowe’s investigation into patients who have used the Mirena IUD, the most common health complications linked to use of the contraceptive device are the IUD embedding into the uterine wall, IUD tissue perforation, and ectopic pregnancy.(2)

The information provided on the Mirena IUD website is intended to assist patients who have used the IUD and individuals who know someone who has used the contraceptive device with understanding the IUD’s health complications and exploring legal options offered by Carey Danis & Lowe.

In addition to launching a new Mirena IUD webpage, lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are closely watching a lawsuit filed against Bayer in a Pennsylvania federal court.

According to a Bloomberg News report,(3) a new Mirena IUD lawsuit has been filed against Bayer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The plaintiff who filed the lawsuit alleges that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. failed to supply information and warn the public and healthcare providers about the health problems associated with use of the Mirena IUD, including the device embedding into surrounding tissue and ectopic pregnancy among others.

The plaintiff in the case known as Prendergast v. Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. is a Pennsylvania women who received a Mirena IUD, and subsequently had surgery to remove the contraceptive device after experiencing serious complications.(3) Among her other claims in the lawsuit, Ms. Prendergast alleges that the German pharmaceutical company employed misleading and deceptive marketing to advertise the Mirena IUD as a safe medical device.

In response to the Pennsylvania Mirena IUD lawsuit, a Bayer spokesperson said that the pharmaceutical company “will vigorously defend itself against claims regarding Mirena”, according to Bloomberg News.

The Pennsylvania Mirena IUD lawsuit is not the first circumstance wherein Bayer’s Mirena marketing campaign has fallen under scrutiny for its deceptive strategies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 wrote a letter to a Bayer executive that pointed to unsubstantiated marketing language that claimed Mirena would improve happiness, health, and one’s romantic life.(4)

In its letter, the FDA stated that no such evidence existed linking Mirena to health improvements, and in fact, they had evidence that demonstrated the opposite, that Mirena use led to a decline in health due to certain side effects. As a result of outrageous claims supported by no evidence of any kind, the FDA ruled that Bayer’s Mirena marketing strategy violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

To learn more about the serious health risks linked to use of Bayer’s Mirena IUD, the Mirena deceptive advertising campaign, and legal options for those who have used the Mirena IUD, contact a lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe, or visit the new Mirena IUD webpage.

Resources:
(1)http://www.adverseevents.com/drugdetail.php?AEDrugID=3893&BrandName=MIRENA

(2)http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-28/bayer-sued-over-alleged-hidden-risks-of-mirena-contraceptive-1-.html

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519.

Carey Danis & Lowe Currently Evaluating Mirena Lawsuits: Lawyers Accepting Mirena Cases

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Carey Danis & Lowe Currently Evaluating Mirena Lawsuits: Lawyers Accepting Mirena Cases

Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe have been closely following recent news regarding Mirena lawsuits. Following growing adverse event reports filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as increasing numbers of Mirena lawsuits being filed across the country, Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently offering free legal evaluations of Mirena cases.

Manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Bayer), Mirena is a contraceptive device intended for long-term use of up to 5 years, and is recommended for use by women who have had at least one child. It is classified as an intrauterine device, or IUD, as use of Mirena involves uterine insertion.

The Mirena IUD is made of a polyethylene material in the shape of a T that houses a hormone reservoir. The hormone reservoir is responsible for the slow and small release of the hormone levonorgesterel. The Merina IUD works as a contraceptive device by producing a thicker than normal cervical mucus that blocks sperm ingress and fertilization.

The Mirena IUD has been linked to serious health complications, including the following:

  •  uterine wall or cervix perforation
  • device expulsion
  • device disengagement and travel to other parts of the body 
  • device embedding into the uterine wall
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • infertility

Individuals who have filed Mirena lawsuits claim that the Mirena IUD rooted into their uterine wall, at times breaching the uterine wall, and traveling to the abdomen and other parts of the body causing serious damage to internal organs. There are some cases wherein the Mirena IUD dislodged and traveled into the fallopian tubes. In cases where the Mirena IUD perforated the uterus or the cervix or dislodged and traveled to other areas of the body, individuals required surgery to remove the device.

In addition the health risks associated with use of with Mirena, the FDA along with patients who have used Mirena have cited the deceptive and misleading marketing strategies employed by Bayer in order to market the contraceptive device to women. The FDA wrote a letter to Bayer in December 2009 addressing Bayer’s Mirena marketing campaign, and noted that it was in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Bayer claimed in its Mirena marketing materials that the contraceptive device improved overall health and libido, which the FDA found to be unsubstantiated. With the evidence before it, the FDA concluded the opposite about Mirena in light of such side effects like headaches, nausea, weight gain, shifts in mood, and acne.

Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe recognize the importance of protecting consumers from negligent pharmaceutical companies who so clearly demonstrate more concern for profits than consumer health. In cases such as Mirena, lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently working hard to investigate Mirena cases and win our clients the justice they so deserve.

For a free legal evaluation regarding your Mirena lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 today.