A woman from Houston County, Georgia, whose child was allegedly stillborn after she was implanted with the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bayer.
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What’s the Problem?
April 22, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, which was filed earlier this week in a federal court in Macon, Georgia, Plaintiff Abigail Lane’s son was stillborn in 2013 because of her use of the Mirena IUD. Lane claims that when she was implanted with Mirena by her physician in 2009, Bayer failed to adequately warn of the serious health risks involved with using the contraceptive.
The complaint further alleges that risks were omitted in a manufacturer’s pamphlet on Mirena given to Lane’s doctor, who subsequently gave the document to Lane to consider whether she wanted to use it.
“Had Abigail Lane known of the actual failure rate of Mirena in preventing pregnancy and the risks to an unborn child when Mirena fails to prevent intrauterine pregnancy and cannot be removed, Abigail Lane would not have consented to placement of Mirena IUD,” the lawsuit said. “As a proximate consequence of the (Bayer’s) said negligence and/or wantonness, Abigail Lane had a Mirena IUD inserted, it failed to prevent pregnancy, it could not be removed due to defective design of the strings and ‘T’ shaped arms, and Baby Boy Lane was caused to suffer death.”
When Lane learned she was pregnant in February 2009, her physician’s attempt to remove the Mirena IUD was unsuccessful because it had become embedded in her uterus, according to the complaint. She subsequently gave birth to a stillborn baby boy weighing 49.3 grams after experiencing severe bleeding and cramping.
“Upon prayer and belief, the retained Mirena IUD caused an intrauterine infection that led to the death of Baby Boy Lane,” according to the complaint. Lane is seeking a jury trial, in excess of $75,000 in damages and payment of all litigation costs. The lawsuit has been filed under case number 5:16-cv-00144.
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