As Mirena Lawsuit Filings Grow, New Study Links Levonorgestrel IUD to Higher Incidence of Breast Cancer, The Oliver Law Group P.C. Reports
Study Published as Hundreds of Mirena IUD Lawsuits Seek Compensation for Uterine Perforations, Ectopic Pregnancy, and Other Personal Injuries Caused by the Levonorgestrel-Emitting Birth Control Device.
As Mirena Lawsuit Filings Grow, New Study Links Levonorgestrel IUD to Higher Incidence of Breast Can
(journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Cancer_Risk_in_Women_Using_the.99405.aspx, Obstetrics and Gynecology, July 7, 2014)
Levonorgestrel is the synthetic progestin released by Mirena. Out of the 93,000 women included in the study, 1,542 were diagnosed with breast cancer. Based on the incidence of the disease among women of the same age in the general population, the authors of the article had expected only 1,292 such diagnoses. However, they noted that that their research did not account for risk factors that may have predisposed women in this particular patient population to breast cancer, and called for additional studies of the issue.
The publication of this research comes as hundreds of women pursue Mirena IUD lawsuits that seek compensation for uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancies, and other personal injuries allegedly caused by the birth control device. In April, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals acknowledged in a Stockholder Letter that it had been named in at least 1,800 such claims. Court documents indicate that that a 924 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) Another 612 complaints that put forth similar allegations have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
(In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.)
(stockholders-newsletter-q1-2014.bayer.com/en/explanatory-notes.aspx#legalrisks, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, April 24, 2014)
According to court records, all of these lawsuits allege that spontaneous migration of the Mirena IUD can result in a number of serious personal injuries, including:
Embedment of uterine wall
Finally, plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits accuse Bayer of overstating the benefits of the IUD and downplaying the potential for serious Mirena injuries. Among other things, they point to a 2009 warning letter the company received from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that reached similar conclusions about one of Bayer’s Mirena promotional campaigns.
(fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM197229.pdf, FDA, December 2009)
The Oliver Law Group is offering free Mirena IUD lawsuit reviews to women who may have been harmed by this birth control device. To learn more about filing a Mirena lawsuit, please contact our office by calling 800-939-7878 today.
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