DrugRisk Update: Court Holds Latest Mirena Lawsuit Hearing as FDA Complaints Rise
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New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing updated information on the site for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. A new report shows the FDA has already received over 70,000 Mirena side effect complaints, as a court handling injury claims moves forward with hearings*.
DrugRisk was created to give those patients using popular prescription drugs and devices greater awareness of the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can determine if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center includes warnings from health experts such as the FDA that Mirena IUDs, which must be inserted by a doctor, can result in perforation of reproductive organs during implantation**.
Also, the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons has published a study warning that Mirena IUDs can become dislodged and perforate the uterine wall after they are implanted***.
Now, DrugRisk has learned of a new report showing the FDA has received 70,072 reports of complications among women using Mirena since 2000, with as many as 6,000 of these involving device dislocation or perforation of the uterine wall*.
Due to the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit, many cases have been consolidated to a special multi-district litigation court in the Southern District of New York (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434). U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel, who is overseeing the litigation, held the latest case management hearing on July 2, 2013.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
*NBC News, 6/17/13; nbcnews.com/id/52236628/ns/local_news-cleveland_oh/t/thousands-complaints-about-mirena-iud/#.UcBdwOB6WfQ
**FDA, July 2008; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121936.htm
***JSLS March, 2011; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134688/
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