Bayer’s Mirena IUD, a hormone-releasing birth control device, has been the subject of lawsuits, including discussions of federal consolidation. Now, a March 4 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology* looked at what happened when a Mirena IUD migrated and got lost, only to be found once the woman was two months into a pregnancy. The Rottenstein Law Group represents women in Mirena IUD injury lawsuits and responds to the study with caution.
A 26-year-old woman was implanted with a Mirena three-and-a-half years ago. At a two-week follow-up examination, the device was undetectable, the study said. Only two years later, when she was found to be eight weeks pregnant and suffering abdominal pain, was a CT scan conducted and the IUD found in her left abdominal wall. The device was removed successfully, but the risks from the device migration were septic abortion and preterm labor, in addition to adhesion formation, infection or organ injury, the study said.
“The study outlines the documented risks involved with the Mirena,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, which currently represents clients in Mirena lawsuits nationwide. “These risks have been cited in Mirena lawsuits in a variety of jurisdictions in the United States. A federal court is even considering pretrial consolidation because of the increasing number of lawsuits filed over the same side effects.”
Read full story at PRWeb.com: Rottenstein Law Group Acknowledges With Concern a New Mirena IUD Study