A lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Healthcare in New Jersey federal court on behalf of a woman who allegedly experienced serious side effects after using the Mirena IUD.
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What’s the Problem?
The lawsuit alleges that plaintiff Chelsea Dawn McClune was implanted with the Mirena IUD on Feb. 13, 2013, and by late June began experiencing severe abdominal pain. She was admitted to a hospital emergency room where it was determined that the intrauterine device had pierced her uterus and become embedded near the uterosacral ligament, involving her fallopian tube.
McClune underwent emergency surgery to remove the IUD on June 26, according to the lawsuit. As a result of Mirena side effects, she “suffered severe and permanent physical injuries, and has endured substantial pain and suffering. She has incurred significant expenses for medical care and treatment, and will continue to incur such expenses in the future. Plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer economic loss, and has otherwise been physically, emotionally and economically injured. Plaintiff’s injuries and damages are permanent and will continue into the future.”
Lawsuit Alleges Lack of Warning on Mirena Side Effects
Like other Mirena Lawsuits, McClune’s alleges that Bayer failed to adequately warn of the potential health risks associated with the birth control device. Mirena warning labels currently only describe how migration could potentially occur if perforation takes place during insertion, but make no reference to the possibility of spontaneous IUD migration after implantation.
The lawsuit further contends that Bayer has a history of “overstating the efficacy of Mirena while understating the potential safety concerns,” citing 2 specific instances:
- March 2009 – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned of a lack of clear communication regarding the IUD’s risks and overestimating its potential benefits.
- December 2009 – HHS contacted Bayer about their “Mirena Simple Style Statements Program,” aimed at “busy moms,” which made unsubstantiated claims including that the IUD could increase intimacy and romance, and improve appearance and mood.
The complaint, which was filed June 9 in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, alleges that Mirena was defectively designed and poorly studied before being released, and that Bayer’s marketing campaign for the device was false to the point of being fraudulent. The case is: Chelsea Dawn McClune vs. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Case 2:15-cv-03874-SDW-SCM).
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Free Mirena Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered an injury after receiving the Mirena IUD, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Mirena Suit and our lawyers can help.