Report Confirms Allegations In Mirena IUD Pregnancy Cases

November 6, 2015 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Report Confirms Allegations In Mirena IUD Pregnancy Cases Women who do not have an intrauterine device, such as the Mirena IUD, removed during pregnancy, may increase the likelihood of suffering a spontaneous abortion, septic abortion, preterm delivery and chorioamnionitis, a serious infection. This is according to a report released by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. The report confirms allegations in lawsuits filed against Bayer HealthCare the giant drug company that markets and distributes the Mirena IUD. The CDC's Division of Reproductive Health issued the report on Recommended Practices in the United States for Contraceptive Use. According to the report, if IUDs are left in place during pregnancy, the fetus may be exposed to the synthetic hormone, levongestral. The hormone is used in IUD's including Mirena. Mirena pregnancy lawsuits allege that women suffered miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy, preterm delivery, serious infections and even death of their child after the Mirena IUD was unable to be removed during pregnancy. If the strings are visible and the IUD is removed, pregnancy improves but in situations where the strings cannot be found the IUD cannot be removed. Mirena was first approved in 2000 by the Food and Drug Administration as a long term birth control device for women who had previously given birth. It is designed to be effective for up to five years. The device is implanted by a physician in the uterus where it releases a low dose of levongesteral, a synthetic form of progestin. This causes thickening of mucous on the uterine wall, inhibiting the travel of sperm. The device is used by an estimated 2 million women in the U.S. and has a 99 percent effective rate against pregnancy. The “use it and forget it” method was very appealing and propelled sales quickly. Bayer is also facing countless other lawsuits regarding the Mirena IUD from women who claim to have suffered from migration of the device into and beyond the uterine wall, suffering perforations of the uterus and other pelvic organs, along with pelvic pain and other complications. These cases are so great in number that they have been consolidated into Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and New Jersey's Bergen County Superior Court. These bellwether cases will use a sample group of cases to test the waters with juror reactions to ascertain the value of future settlements. This is an attempt to encourage pre-trial settlements and prevent a log jam in the court system.

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys

If you are a woman who is currently using the Mirena IUD, it is advisable to have it removed if you are experiencing any pain, abnormal bleeding, or any of these other serious side-effects. The described symptoms after removal don't happen to every woman and are not dangerous, as long as suicidal thoughts do not become acute. On the other hand, a migrating IUD (one that moves from its intended location) can lead to internal injuries, multiple surgeries, miscarriage, and possible sterility. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 (833) 606-DRUG [3784]


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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