Posts Tagged 'mirena lawsuits'

In Canada, at least one Mirena uterine perforation per week

Women in Canada reported roughly one uterine perforation per week due to the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for 2013. Manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals is now facing several Mirena lawsuits alleging that the device has caused serious injuries after perforating the uterus and migrating to other parts of the body.

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Intrauterine devices could be used in constitutionally questionable procedure

Intrauterine devices (IUD) such as the Mirena IUD could be used in the procedure of sterilizing mentally handicapped women, a practice many lawyers are calling unconstitutional. A 29 year-old girl in California would have been given an IUD for birth control without her consent, had her mother not opted for a different procedure after determining the device was unsafe for the girl.

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New intrauterine ball device could alleviate Mirena IUD complications

A new form of birth control known as the intrauterine ball (IUB) could improve on intrauterine devices (IUD) by alleviating Mirena IUD complications. More than 70,000 women have issued Mirena complaints to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An estimated 2 million American women use the birth control device.

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IUD contributes to an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease

Women who use intrauterine devices (IUD) such as the Mirena IUD are at an increased risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to ongoing pelvic pain, and one in 10 women who develop PID will become infertile.

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Bayer acquires another device with history of serious side effects

Bayer Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of the controversial Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), has acquired another device with a history of serious complications. The Essure system is a contraceptive device featuring two coils inserted into the fallopian tubes, which eventually causes the body to develop enough scar tissue to prevent pregnancy.

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Investigation makes available complete list of Mirena IUD complaints

A freedom of information act request has made available more than 59,000 Mirena IUD complaints filed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mirena IUD side effects have been a key issue for patients who allege that the intrauterine birth control device is causing severe complications.

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Intrauterine devices have a tragic history in U.S.

Intrauterine devices (IUD) used to prevent pregnancy have had a tragic history in the United States dating back to the 1970s. Defective models such as the “Shield” led to illness, ectopic pregnancy and even death in nearly 200,000 women since the birth control devices were introduced.

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