Over 70,000 Mirena® IUD Complications Reported to FDA
According to a recent news report, more than 70,000 adverse event reports involving Mirena® have been filed with the FDA. Complications reported to the FDA include uterine perforations and “device dislocation” after the device becomes embedded in the uterus or migrates outside of the uterus entirely. Such complications may prompt infections and the need for surgical removal.
Mirena® is a birth control intrauterine device (IUD) that is implanted in the uterus for up to 5 years. According to some reports, approximately 10 million women have had a Mirena® IUD implanted since 2000. The IUD is marketed as an easy form of birth control that frees women from the need to take a birth control pill every day. However, mounting concerns, such as those reported to the FDA, have surfaced about Mirena®.
All Mirena® lawsuits filed in federal court have been centralized in the Southern District of New York before The Honorable Cathy Seibel. The centralized MDL is In re: Mirena® IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer of Mirena®, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, did not adequately warn patients and doctors about the risk of these complications.
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