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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 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.

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.