• The Mirena IUD is Manufactured by Bayer...
    ...the same company that has indicated to shareholders that it will reserve an additional $262.5 million to settle Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits over blood clots
  • Call the Mirena IUD Helpline and speak to a female medical social worker and a Mirena IUD lawyer
  • The Mirena IUD has had serious complications
    • Perforation of the uterus
    • The IUD can gravitate and become embedded in the uterus or abdomen
    • Pregnancy even with the Mirena inserted
    • Gravitation of the IUD, change in position
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Group A streptococcal sepsis
    • Infertility when the IUD becomes embedded
    • Need for surgical removal of the Mirena
  • The Mirena IUD is a flexible intrauterine device that is placed into the uterus through the vagina by a GYN. Mirena releases a continuous dose of hormones (levonorgestrel) to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
  • Over 2 million women in the U.S. have used Mirena IUD for birth control.
    Mirena is one of the most common IUDs currently on the market.
  • Uterine Perforation Symptoms From the Mirena: If you have these symptoms see a physician immediately.
    • Lower abdominal pain
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
    • Bloating, rigidity and pain in the abdomen
    • Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Fever, Rapid heartbeat

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Gynecare Power Morcellator Lawyers | Power Morcellator Helpline

Written by Mirena IUD Helpline on . Posted in Birth Control Central News, Mirena IUD Lawsuit News

Gynecare Power Morcellator Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon is facing  a product liability lawsuits filed by  women diagnosed with leimoyosarcoma following a laparoscopic hysterectomy.  New studies show that the company’s Gynecare power morcellators can cause  hidden uterine cancer to be spread throughout the body.

A complaint  was filed  indicating that a female  victim  now must take oral chemotherapy to keep leiomyosarcoma cancer  from spreading  by the hysterectomy power Morcellator  from killing her.

The manufacturer failed to adequately disclose the risk of cancer following laparoscopic hysterectomy morcellation, as the device may take hidden sarcomas contained within the uterus and chop up the tissue, causing a rapid dissemination of the aggressive cancer.

Power Morcellator Lawsuit Filed

During her hysterectomy in November 2008, Davis indicates that doctors used a Gynecare morcellator to cut up the uterus through a small incision in the abdomen. However, a biopsy of the removed tissue taken during the surgery was found to contain leiomyosarcoma cancer cells, which doctors were unable to discover or diagnose before the procedure.

As a result of the leiomyosarcoma diagnosis, Davis underwent multiple cycles of chemotherapy, but by April 11, three large masses were detected in her abdomen and pelvis, confirming that the cancer had spread. She underwent additional chemotherapy and now continues to take harsh oral chemotherapy drugs.

Morcellators have become  popular for use during hysterectomy and uterine fibroid removal surgicsl procedures.  It was discovered that the Morcellators have a high risk of spreading aggressive cancer cells that may be hidden within the uterus of some women, which doctors are unable to detect or diagnose before the surgery.

Davis’s complaint is one of a growing number of laparoscopic morcellator cancer lawsuits filed against Ethicon and other manufacturers of devices sold in recent years. Each of the cases raise similar allegations, indicating that manufacturers sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous medical device, failing to warn about the link between uterine fibroid surgery and cancer.

Power Morcellator MDL

All Ethicon  power morcellator lawsuits  have been consolidated  under  District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil in the District of Kansas.

If you Have been injured by a Power Morcellator contact our new Power Morcellator Cancer Helpline.

 

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update, Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Helpline

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Another medical device harming women is the vaginal mesh. Over 300,000 women have been implanted with a Prolene mesh product for either prolapse or urinary incontinence. Women are suffering and lawsuits have been filed under an MDL or multi district litigation very much like the MDL for the Mirena IUD.

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation

A multi districrt litigation consolidates massive numbers of nationwide lawsuits under one judge.

If you or a loved one: a friend, mother, sister or loved one has been implanted with a vaginal mesh and is having complications and the doctor is telling them that it is not the mesh they should contact us immediately to speak to a medical social worker and vaginal mesh lawyer.

Two vaginal mesh lawsuits have gone to trial. In March, a New Jersey Superior Court jury weighing claims in that litigation’s first Ethicon bellwether trial ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a recipient of the Gynecare Prolift device. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey) Last July, a jury in California awarded $5.5 million to a woman and her husband in the nation’s first C.R. Bard vaginal mesh trial. (Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California)

 

Mirena Perforation Lawsuits, Laproscopic Surgical Removal Lawsuit Lawyers

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We are no longer accepting Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Attention Ladies: Mirena IUD lawyers are filing lawsuits where your device migrated, become embedded in and perforated your uterus and was  removed with laproscopic surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive type of surgery that utilizes a tool called a laparoscope, which has a light, video camera, and surgical instruments on the end. A surgeon watches a video monitor to guide surgery. The benefit of this surgery is that it minimizes risks during surgery, reduces pain, and reduces recovery time.

 Ladies with a Perforation from Your Mirena IUD
Lawyers are filing Mirena IUD lawsuits for perforations where the device must be laproscopically removed.

If your Mirena IUD moved, migrated or gravitated out of the original insertion position after a followup found everything was ok we need to hear from you ASAP  to have your case reviewed for a  MIRENA IUD  Lawsuit .

Surgical Devices Harmful To Women, Lawyers For Stryker Hip Replacement

Written by Mirena IUD Helpline on . Posted in Stryker Hip Recall

The FDA reports that these metal on metal and metal component hip implants  put women at a higher risk. Both the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II are  dangerous surgical implants that have a greater failure rate and complications for women.

Many articles and reports have been released that discuss hip replacements having a greater failure rate in women.

Hip replacements like Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.  The research was financed by the Food and Drug Administration. Another report discusses hip resurfacing and states a drawback for women because of the bone weakening that accompanies menopause. Meanwhile, even advocates of resurfacing acknowledge that they have yet to agree on how best to screen women for the procedure.

“We were surprised by the results, as studies suggest that larger heads should have  lower wear and a lower risk of dislocation. However, we have seen an increase in revisions for pain and loosening, particularly in women,” says Alison Smith, a study author and statistician at the University of Bristol in the U.K. Depending on patient age and implant head size, the revision rate for all-metal hips is three to four times higher in women and two to three times higher in men compared with other implants.

The FDA Reports Women At a Higher Risk For Failure

The Food and Drug Administration, along with its safety communication, has included a list of risk factors that can increase a patient’s chances of suffering from metal on metal hip implant complications. Patients who are overweight, female, or physically active are more likely to suffer complications related to these hip replacement systems, and patients who have a sensitivity to certain metals, have kidney failure, have a suppressed immune system, or take corticosteroids are also more at risk.

It seems women are always the victims for these manufacturers that choose profits over warnings.

Hip Replacement Failure More Likely In Women, Study Says Studies on Google News Today

Hip replacements are more likely to fail in women than in men, but the overall risk of implant failure is low–according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, and that was funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Women account for the majority of the more than 400,000 patients who undergo either full or partial hip replacements in the U.S. each year.

“This is the first step in what has to be a much longer-term research strategy to figure out why women have worse experiences,” said Diana Zuckerman, president of the nonprofit National Research Center for Women & Families.

It appears the smaller frame and difference in the curve of the hip and pelvic region accounts for this. Anatomy appears to play a role.  Women tend to have smaller joints and bones than men, and so they tend to need smaller artificial hips. Devices with smaller femoral heads  the ball-shaped part of the ball-and-socket joint in an artificial hip are more likely to dislocate and require a surgical repair.

I wonder why there cannot be two types of replacements, one for women and one for men. But, since they are all being recalled it would just mean more injured women. I am sure there would be extensive marketing to hook women in explaining how their lives would remain active and have a better quality. If you or a wife, mother, girlfriend or female loved one has been injured by these hip implants contact us and we will direct you to a Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer.

Mirena IUD MDL Formed For Perforations In New York, Mirena IUD Lawyers Ready

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An MDL ( Multi district litigation ) has formed in New York. The Mirena multi district litigation will allow for all Mirena IUD pewrforation cases to be heard under one judge in one jurisdiction. This allows for an easy and quick filing of lawsuits and means you do not need a local lawyer to file your lawsuit as all the cases will be heard in New York.

This consolidation applies to all Mirena IUD injury perforation injury lawsuits and will include all  cases filed in the the federal court system. Dangerous drugs and devices lawsuits often end up as a multi district consolidation. Now the  Mirena IUD  perforation lawsuits will be centralized before one judge, U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York, for pretrial proceedings in Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434). The Transfer Order, which was filed on April 8, 2013 states that the MDL currently consists of eight cases in eight different districts.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Checklist

The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications. However to file a Mirena IUD products liability lawsuit you must meet certain criteria. Now, although you were never told you had some of these issues and believe you do not qualify, you should see a physician to be sure. Perforation of the intestine leads to leakage of intestinal contents into the abdominal cavity. This causes inflammation called peritonitis. A uterine perforation is a hole made through the wall of the uterus. Some of the medical conditions that may imply a perforation of the uterus or abdomen, or that indicate your Mirena may have moved or become embedded in an organ include:

  • Inability to feel or locate the string
  • Bleeding from vagina or bowel
  • Severe sharp pain in the abdomen
  • Lower back pain
  • Sharp jabbing pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
  • Bloating, rigidity and pain in the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Rapid heartbeat

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Checklist

The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications however, in order to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit your Mirena IUD lawyer will be looking for the following:

1. Mirena IUD must be the product implanted

2. You must have gone to your 4-6 week follow up appointment and your doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD was properly implanted.

3. The Mirena IUD has perforated your uterus or other organ. The Mirena must have moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded in your uterus or an organ and/or there is a perforation injury.

4. This usually means the Mirena , needs to be or will be surgically removed.

A lot of Mirena women either don’t go to follow up appointment or by the time they go to follow up the Mirena has already moved. If that happens this becomes a med mal issue and not a products issue. The statute of limitations starts to run when you knew Mirena perforated an organ.

Of course, consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above to see if the Mirena has moved and caused a perforation. Consult with one of our Mirena IUD lawyers to be sure.

We need to hear from you asap. Do not delay. Every state has a statute of limitations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Alert, What You Need To Know To File A Mirena Lawsuit

Written by Mirena IUD Helpline on . Posted in Mirena IUD Lawsuit News, Mirena IUD Uterine Perforation Lawyers

The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications however, in order to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit your Mirena IUD lawyer will be looking for the following:

1. Mirena  IUD must be the product implanted
2. You must have gone to  your 4-6week follow up appointment the and doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD  was properly implanted
3. The Mirena IUD has perforated uterus or other organ. The Mirena must have moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded  in your uterus or an organ and/or  there is a perforation injury.
 4. This usually means the Mirena , needs to be or will be surgically removed
A lot of Mirena women either don’t go to follow up appointment or by the time they go to follow up the mirena has already moved. If that happens this becomes a med mal issue and not a products issue. The statute of limitations starts to run when you knew mirena perforated an organ.
To find out more about the Mirena IUD lawsuits call the Mirena IUD Helpline. Mirena IUD Helpline  lawyers are accepting  Mirena side effect cases  for embedment in the uterine wall, uterine bleeding and IUD expulsion.  Mirena lawyers are offering a free consultation to women suffering from the Mirena IUD.

Mirena News Update, MDL Hopes For Mirena IUD, March 21st Hearing

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A MIrena IUD MDL, Multi District Litigation would be helpful for women and set a tone for thousands of Mirena lawsuits to be filed in one central location under one judge. A Multi District litigation for the Mirena IUD would mean you do not need a local lawyer to file in a local court. This would be at the Federal level. There would be lead counsels assigned to the litigation and you would need to locate an experienced dangerous devices lawsuit lawyer.

If the Mirena IUD side effects  warrant MDL this would be good for the thousands of women who have gotten uterine perforations from the Mirena IUD… Perforation cases are currently the ones lawyers are seriously looking at.  The Mirena must have gravitated from position, become embedded in the uterus and needed to be surgically removed. There must have been no complications with the original insertion. This has to do with a concept called ” science”. A uterine perforation can be easily traced back to the Mirena. The Mirena becomes dislodged and gravitates out of position and moves. It can become embedded in the uterus or a nearby organ. The result is perforation and usually permanent infertility. These are basic facts that can be proven. Many of the other tentative symptoms cannot be traced back to the Mirena easily. They may ne very real for you but, perforations are the key complication.

 Mirena MDL Overview

In January 2013, a motion for consolidation of Mirena lawsuits was filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The motion requested the formation of a Mirena multidistrict litigation (MDL) or centralization of all Mirena lawsuits.   This proposed MDL could group together lawsuits that have uterine perforations as a result of Mirena.  The JPML is scheduled to hear arguments regarding the proposed MDL on March 21, 2013.

Women”s Dangerous Drug snd Devices Helpline Update

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Over 45,000 adverse events from Mirena have been reported to U.S. health regulators since Mirena’s introduction to the market. The most serious Mirena risks and side effects include:

The Mirena IUD Helpline has observed many drug and device lawsuits for products harming women over the past years. Our T.V screens are inundated with lawyer ads targeting these injured women. The vaginal mesh is perhaps the largest multi district litigation since the  Silicone Breast Implant Class Action. Other drugs have moved into settlement stages like Yaz and Fosamax.  There are so many specifically targeting women. Now we have the Mirena IUD causing uterine perforation s as the IUD literally tears through the cervix or the wall of the uterus.

Uterine perforation is no joke.  We speak to callers where the Mirena has moved thru the uterine wall, ripped through the cervix or entered  the abdominal cavity years after the IUD was  inserted with no initial complications. Over 45,000 adverse events from Mirena have been reported to U.S. health regulators since Mirena’s introduction to the market.  We expect 1000’s of lawsuits.

If you have been injured by the Mirena, we want to hear from you. Share your stories with others on our comments section. You are not alone.