Mirena lawsuits have been filed against Bayer Healthcare with allegations of device migration, uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy, and more. However, a recent Mirena lawsuit reportedly claims that the device migrated from the plaintiff’s uterus to her rectum. The Mirena device is implanted into a woman’s uterus and is intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
The woman allegedly received an IUD in July 2012 but became pregnant in September. When she went for an ultrasound, the technician was unable to locate the IUD in her pelvis or uterus. One month after she miscarried, she scheduled surgery to locate the IUD. However, according to the plaintiff, the IUD was not found in her stomach, spleen, or liver; it was located in her rectum.
The plaintiff’s Mirena lawsuit seeks punitive damages on the grounds that the Mirena device was defectively manufactured and designed and that Bayer neglected to adequately warn doctors and women about the risks of the IUD. Mirena lawsuits have been filed against the company that allege that plaintiffs were injured by the device after it migrated into other areas of the body. Common complaints include uterine embedment, vaginal hemorrhage, and pain.
Nine other Mirena IUD lawsuits claim that the device is linked to an increased risk of neurological conditions. While plaintiffs recently requested the consolidation of these cases, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied the request. Plaintiffs allege that the Mirena IUD is linked to an increased risk of idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or pseudotumor cerbri, a condition that is reportedly linked to headaches and vision loss.
However, the possibility of an increasing number of lawsuits does not mean that centralization is necessary, even though the judges found that these cases shared similar factual issues. According to the panel, though, one issue that was not common was the nonspecific nature of the neurological symptoms, which could require investigation into each plaintiff’s specific diagnosis. Although it is possible that the panel will reconsider a motion to consolidate if more lawsuits are filed, for now, the majority of Mirena IUD lawsuits involve perforation, migration, and embedment.
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