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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.

 

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 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.

Mirena IUD Injuries Include Migration & Perforation

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Pharmaceutical litigation, Product Liability, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_lawsuit_settlements_class_action_lawsuit_mirena_mdlThe Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) has been known to become dislodged and migrate to another part of the body, and as a result, cause serious internal damage. One woman who used the Mirena IUD experienced just such a thing, and underwent more than four surgical operations to remove and repair damage caused by Mirena IUD migration. Her story was recently chronicled in an article by Newsweek.

This woman, who in the article is referred to as “K.”, received the Mirena IUD following a pregnancy. After implantation, the contraceptive device perforated her uterine wall, and migrated to her abdominal area.

Due to the injuries that she incurred from the Mirena IUD, as well as the numerous surgical operations that she underwent as a result of device perforation and migration, K. filed a lawsuit targeted at Bayer.

According to the Newsweek article, Bayer faces over 1,200 Mirena lawsuits in the U.S.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help You

Women injured by Bayer’s device link the Mirena IUD to device perforation, migration, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility. The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, a national law firm with headquarters in St. Louis, represent women injured in Mirena IUD lawsuits.

Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating Mirena IUD cases, and encourages women who sustained injuries after using the Mirena IUD to explore their legal options and compensation eligibility. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free initial case evaluations.

Share your Mirena IUD story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing our personal injury claim form.

Mirena Lawsuit News: New Jersey Court Schedules Next Meeting

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

mirena_iud_lawsuit_settlements_class_action_lawsuit_mirena_mdlThe Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen county, a court that is hearing a consolidation of Mirena lawsuits, recently filed a new case management order on November 20, 2013. The court document supplies details on upcoming court meetings as well as the court’s plan to create a deposition protocol.

The newest case management order in the Mirena multicounty litigation (MCL) provides information on upcoming case management conferences, including the next meeting scheduled for January 14, 2014. The court has scheduled dates for future case management conferences through June 2014.

As the Mirena MCL in New Jersey is currently in pre-trial proceedings, both parties are just beginning the process of planning depositions. According to the case management order, both parties, along with presiding Judge Brian Martinotti, are working on a deposition protocol. Under such protocol as it is currently written, those depositions of Bayer representatives will be capped at two days.

Many women have faulted the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for causing their severe injuries. Some of the most common Mirena injuries include uterine wall or cervix perforation, device migration, pelvic inflammatory disease, and pelvic pain. In addition, the Mirena IUD has also been known to embed in the uterine wall, causing serious internal damage in some cases.

Carey Danis & Lowe provides expert legal counsel to victims of defective medical devices, including those who have been injured by the Mirena IUD. Our St. Louis class action attorneys are available to help you explore your legal options in a free initial consultation. We can also assist you with filing a Mirena lawsuit.

If you received an implant of Bayer’s Mirena IUD, and have questions about how the device could potentially impact your health and safety, Carey Danis & Lowe has a team of on-staff nurses available to answer your questions and closely listen to your concerns.

Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call 800.721.2519, or submit a confidential personal injury claim form.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit News: New Case Management Order Filed in New Jersey Court

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Uncategorized

Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyersmirena_iud_lawsuit_settlements_class_action_lawsuit_mirena_mdl have been keeping a close eye on pretrial proceedings in the Mirena IUD multicounty litigation (MCL) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County. In the latest Mirena IUD lawsuit news, the court recently filed a case management order that communicates deadlines for depositions, response to interrogatories, and more.

The case management order lays out an extensive pretrial schedule that extends to May of 2015.

Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyers are pleased to see the Mirena IUD MCL in New Jersey progress to such a point where the path to reaching a resolution for the plaintiffs has been so clearly outlined.

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is a contraceptive device that is inserted into the patient’s uterus. Manufactured by Bayer, the Mirena IUD has been known to embed into or perforate surrounding tissue, causing serious injury.

The Mirena IUD has also been known to increase the likelihood of ectopic pregnancy.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are here to help if you think that your injuries were caused by the Mirena IUD. Our Mirena IUD attorneys are currently offering free legal evaluations of cases, and can assist with assessing compensation eligibility as well as with filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit.

Carey Danis & Lowe also encourages you to contact us to speak with one of our on-staff nurses about health concerns related to the Mirena IUD.

Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a personal injury claim form.

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

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

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.