• Mirena IUD Lawsuits

August 7, 2013

Women's Health Law Site Launched by Audet and Partners, LLP

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Because women have unique health considerations, in addition to those they share with men, Audet & Partners LLP has launched a new website dedicated solely to issues of women’s health. The site will function as a resource for women and their loved ones to search and find resources on a wide variety of issues. The site will mainly focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices affecting the health of women across the United States. The firm’s website, Women’s Health Law Info,... Read More
July 18, 2013

Audet and Partners, LLP Launches MIrena Complaint Website

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Audet and Partners, LLP has recently launched a new website as a resource for women struggling with injuries connected to the Mirena, an IUD manufactured by Bayer. Mirena is an IUD marketed to women who have had at least one child. Inserted by a healthcare professional, the device may remain in a woman’s body for up to five years. MirenaComplaints.com is a fantastic resource for women who have taken Mirena, as well as their friends and families. The website provides up-to-date... Read More
April 29, 2013

Mirena IUD Contributing To Rise In Hysterectomy Surgery

Mirena IUD Hysterectomy

Given the increased use of IUDs as a form of long-term birth control, specifically the Mirena IUD, the number of hysterectomies being performed as a result of complications associated with the Mirena IUD are increasing at an alarming rate.  As previously highlighted, serious complications related to the Mirena IUD include migration of the IUD within the body, perforation of the uterine wall by the IUD, and/or embedment of the IUD in other pelvic organs.  Depending upon the severity of the... Read More
April 18, 2013

Mirena IUD Complications Involving Uterine Perforation

Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation

One of the most serious complications associated with the Mirena IUD is perforation of the uterus or migration of the IUD within the body. These complications may cause further problems that include but are not limited to:  injury or perforation of other organs, infection, adhesions, infertility, and/or ectopic pregnancy. Symptoms of uterine perforation and/or migration include:  lower abdominal pain, severe cramping, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and/or fever.  “A ‘missing’ IUD string should raise suspicion” of IUDs that may have perforated the uterine wall or... Read More
April 9, 2013

Mirena IUD Lawsuits Consolidated in New York Federal Court

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Over objections raised by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals*, the United States Judicial Panel ("USJP") on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated most federal lawsuits alleging injuries caused by the Mirena intrauterine device. In the matter of In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434, the Panel ruled that cases alleging the migration and/or perforation of the device, and the inadequacy of the warnings issued by Bayer with regard to these risks, will now be heard in the United States District Court... Read More
March 19, 2013

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Consolidation Yet To Be Determined

Mirena MDL News

While a decision on Bayer’s Motion opposing the consolidation of federal Mirena lawsuits is yet to be issued, more women are surfacing to share their experiences related to implantation and the subsequent side effects of the Mirena IUD.  Consequently, more lawsuits are being filed. Regardless of the decision to be issued by the court in connection with Bayer’s opposition to federal case consolidation, Bayer will have to account for the allegations being made against them, and the numerous cases of damages... Read More
March 6, 2013

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Consolidation Opposed by Bayer

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has taken a position opposing consolidation of legal actions brought against the medical device manufacturer for the Mirena IUD that can only be described as schizophrenic.  Bayer opposed the motion filed in the U.S. District Court of Ohio to proceed by consolidating these claims in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), which is similar to a class action.  MDL involves coordinating cases for pre-trial purposes such as conducting discovery and hearing of pre-trial motions. The plaintiffs moved for consolidation of all... Read More
March 5, 2013

California Class Action Involving College Athletes Seeking Royalties Allowed to Proceed

Plaintiffs recently won a significant victory in the pending anti-trust lawsuit brought against the NCAA, Collegiate Licensing Company and EA Sports when a federal judge rejected the NCCA’s early challenge to the litigation proceeding as a class action. The lawsuit seeks damages for use by the NCAA, its sports’ marketing company and EA sports for the use of college athletes’ likenesses, images and names on television and in video games. While the ruling did not authorize certification as a class... Read More
February 25, 2013

Partial Verdict of $3.35 Million Handed Down in First Transvaginal Mesh Trial

In the first jury verdict to rule on whether Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon unit failed to properly warn of the risks of the vaginal mesh implant, Linda Gross, a 47 year-old South Dakota nurse, today was awarded $3.35 million after having required eighteen (18) surgeries to correct problems experienced after a transvaginal mesh implant. In the verdict handed down in Atlantic City, New Jersey, jurors ruled that the company failed to warn the implanting surgeon of the very serious complications... Read More
February 19, 2013

Mirena IUD Irresponsible Advertising Continues Despite Rising Lawsuits

The amount of money a pharmaceutical spends on advertising its products doesn’t necessarily mean its products are safe.  For example, drug giant Bayer, the maker of the Mirena IUD, has spent millions of dollars advertising its Mirena IUD contraceptive through TV and social media ads.  The advertising apparently works – Mirena IUD sales reportedly topped $700 million in 2010.   At the same time, women who have suffered serious complications after using the Mirena IUD including uterine perforation, miscarriage and... Read More