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Wisconsin Woman Files Injury Lawsuit Against Maker of Mirena IUD Contraceptive Device

Sep 18, 2013

A Wisconsin woman has become the latest to allege that the Mirena IUD contraceptive device is defective, causing her to suffer serious and permanent injuries.

In her complaint, filed in Superior Court of New Jersey against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the woman says that she received the Mirena IUD during a June 2009 procedure. At the time of her surgery to implant the contraceptive device, she claims that there was no reason to believe that the device had perforated her uterus, according to court documents.

The lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare alleges that sometime between that initial surgery and a visit to her doctor in January 2011, the Mirena IUD had migrated from its original implanted location and perforated her uterus. Court documents reveal that migration of the Mirena IUD and perforation of the uterus are only risks linked to the time of the initial surgery. Bayer makes no mention of a risk of a perforated uterus and migration of the device in any warning labels included with Mirena IUD.

The Wisconsin woman says that an ultrasound performed during that January 2011 doctor's visit revealed that Mirena IUD had moved from its original location and perforated her uterus. An MRI was performed to confirm what the ultrasound found. Her lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare is seeking damage awards for the physical injuries she has suffered because of the Mirena IUD and also for severe pain and suffering as well as for lost wages from time missed at work.

The law firm of Parker Waichman LLP is representing the Wisconsin woman in her lawsuit. The firm currently represents numerous victims of alleged Mirena IUD injuries.

Based on our previous reports, Bayer Healthcare has come under federal fire for misrepresenting the benefits and drawbacks associated with Mirena IUD.

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