Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is seeking to centralize lawsuits filed in New Jersey over the Mirena IUD to Middlesex County. So far, 16 lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey Superior Court, Morris County.
As advocates for those harmed by defective medical devices, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed three lawsuits since May against the Mirena IUD, which are also pending in Morris County. The personal injury lawsuits allege that the patients suffered uterine perforations because of the Mirena IUD.
These lawsuits also say that the FDA approved the Mirena IUD in 2000, and that over 2 million women in the United States alone are currently using the device, while more than 15 million across the globe have used it. The lawsuits allege that the device causes severe and permanent physical injuries as well as substantial pain and suffering.
The FDA has reported that a number of serious side effects have now been associated with the Mirena IUD including, the device embedding in the wall of uterus, perforation of the uterine wall or cervix, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and Group A streptococcal sepsis.