Personal injury claim news
Mirena IUD implicated in US compensation lawsuits
It has been reported in the US that more women are coming forward to claim personal injury compensation in product liability lawsuits against the manufacturers of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD).
The IUD, which is widely used in the UK as a method of birth control and to help women suffering from difficult menstrual cycles, has been cited as causative in a number of cases in the US, and, as reported by the Legal Examiner online, the manufacturer has already paid out more than US$400 million in compensation.
Although approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the USA all of the 16 cases for compensation filed in the New Jersey Superior Court, argue that the manufacturer has overstated the benefits the device can bring and fails to warn users about the risks associated with using the device.
Some of the most serious personal injuries suffered by claimants are embedding of the IUD into the uterine wall, perforation of the cervix and/or the uterine wall, and pelvic inflammatory disease, while other claimants have suffered ectopic pregnancy (where a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus) and intrauterine pregnancy (pregnancy with the IUD in place).
Personal injury solicitors in the UK advise any users of the Mirena IUD, who have suffered illness or injury as a result, to seek legal advice as soon as possible so that a claim for compensation can be made.