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New Mexico Woman Alleges Mirena IUD Perforated Her Uterus; Parker Waichman LLP Files Lawsuit
Date:7/15/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Mirena IUD caused a New Mexico woman’s injuries. The suit was filed on June 3, 2013 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Morris County (Case No. BER L-4041-13). Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals was named as Defendant.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff was implanted with the Mirena IUD in July 2006. At that time, there was no reason to suspect that the IUD had perforated her uterus. The lawsuit points out that Bayer’s warning label only mentions the risk of spontaneous migration happening after the device is first placed in the uterus. On June 23, 2010, the Plaintiff went to her doctor’s office complaining of pain. The next day, she underwent a laparoscopy to remove the IUD, which was found protruding through the fundus of the uterus. The lawsuit is seeking compensation for severe and permanent physical injuries, substantial pain and suffering, and economic loss due to medical expenses and lost wages. The lawsuit alleges that Bayer knew that the Mirena IUD was defective but failed to warn of the risks.

The lawsuit alleges that Bayer has a history of misrepresenting Mirena. In 2009, the company was contacted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) for making unsubstantiated claims about the device while failing to mention its risks in the company’s “Simple Style” program. The department criticized the company for a number of statements, including the assertion that Mirena helps women “look and feel great.”

Bayer’s Mirena IUD was approved in 2000. It is a contraceptive that is supposed to prevent pregnan
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