Posts Tagged 'migration'

IUD users report “horrific” injuries

According to a report on WEWS-TV out of Cleveland, patients who filed lawsuits over the Mirena intrauterine device are reporting a range of “horrific” injuries.

The report includes an interview with a woman who continues to suffer pain on the left side of her body, which he doctor said is due to nerve damage and will never go away. That woman needed surgery after the ...

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More than 70,000 complaints about Mirena IUD

An investigation by WEWS-TV out of Cleveland uncovered more than 70,000 complaints about the Mirena intrauterine device filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2000.

A number of women have filed lawsuits claiming the company overstated the device’s benefits in its advertising while trying to conceal some potentially dangerous side effects. Those side effects include the possibility that the device will embed ...

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Thousands report complications from Mirena IUD

A report on ABC 15 out of Arizona deals with the thousands of women who have suffered complications as a result of using the Mirena intrauterine device.

According to the report, 59,229 users filed complaints with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the devices since 2004. The most common is “expulsion,” in which the device came out on its own. But there were also more than 1,300 reports from 2008 through ...

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Another IUD approved for Bayer

Reuters reports on a recently approved intrauterine device from Bayer, which is the first new device of its type that the FDA has approved in 12 years.

According to the report, the new IUD is called Skyla. It’s a T-shaped polyethylene device that prevents pregnancy by releasing low doses of the hormone progestin.

Bayer manufactures another IUD available on the U.S. market called Mirena. But where Mirena is designed for use by women ...

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Woman describes health problems from Mirena IUD

In a piece for Australian paper The Border Mail, writer Bianca Wordley describes the problems she experienced as a result of using Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device.

While Wordley acknowledges that not every woman who gets Mirena implanted has problems with it, in her case it was “a dreadful mistake.”

In the United States, a number of women have filed lawsuits claiming the company overstated the device’s benefits in its advertising while trying to ...

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Judge recommends including women on Mirena plaintiffs committee

A federal judge overseeing more than 50 consolidated lawsuits about the Mirena intrauterine device recommends that the plaintiff’s lawyers include some women in the proposed leadership committee, according to a Reuters report.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel made that recommendation during the multidistrict litigation’s first status conference in White Plains, New York, when four male lawyers asked to be appointed to the litigation’s executive committee. Given the nature of the litigation, ...

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