Posts Tagged 'organ perforation'

Mirena Label Misled Users

New evidence has been uncovered indicating that the warning label for Mirena was not sufficient to warn users of the risk of perforation. Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured by Bayer and used by millions of women in the United States. In recent years, consumers have filed numerous Mirena lawsuits as a result of harmful complications and side effects.

One dangerous potential complication of Mirena—and the subject of many Mirena lawsuits —is perforation of the uterus. ...

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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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Another legal decision against Ethicon

A judge recently ordered Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division to pay Irish health care products manufacturer Covidien $176.5 million in damages over a patent dispute, Bloomberg reports.

At the conclusion of a non-jury trial, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Conn., ruled that Ethicon infringed three U.S. patents for ultrasonic surgical instruments owned by Covidien.

Ethicon recently suffered another multi-million setback, in the form of an $11.1 million jury award ...

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Court Records: Mesh Maker Knowingly Used Unsafe Plastic

According to court records, the company CR Bard Inc. used a type of resin-based plastic for its transvaginal mesh devices, despite being warned that the plastic wasn’t suitable for implantation in humans, Bloomberg reports.

Transvaginal mesh implants, made by a number of different manufacturers, are used to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. They have generated widespread complaints of breaking down in patients’ bodies and causing health problems including infections, chronic pain and organ perforation.

In February, ...

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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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Medications available for urinary incontinence

According to the Mayo Clinic, the underlying cause and severity of urinary incontinence determine what type of treatment may be most appropriate.

Medication is often used in conjunction with behavioral techniques, such as bladder training, scheduled bathroom trips and fluid and diet management. While there are pros and cons to different types of treatment, one in particular has proven to be dangerous for many patients.

Transvaginal mesh implants, marketed as a treatment for ...

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