Parties have begun exchanging information in some Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) lawsuits filed against the birth control device’s manufacturer, Bayer. The trial dates for the lawsuits are not scheduled until the second half of 2015, but plaintiffs have begun collecting information for the case.
Patients filing Mirena IUD lawsuits allege that Bayer failed to warn them about the increased risk of severe side effects. Nearly 70,000 Mirena complaints have been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including pain, tissue damage and device migration, which could lead to ectopic pregnancy.
Bayer currently faces more than 400 Mirena lawsuits, a number that is likely to grow. First introduced in 2000, the birth control device has been used by hundreds of thousands of women. In 2010, the FDA issued a warning to Bayer that it was presenting false and misleading information about the safety of the device.