Two and a half months after Tiffany Steele received a Mirena IUD, she learned that the contraceptive device had migrated from her cervix to her abdominal cavity, and she needed surgery to have it removed.
Now Tiffany and her husband Robert want justice to be served. They have filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, makers of the Mirena IUD, alleging defective manufacturing, defective design, failure to warn, negligence, strict liability, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent misrepresentation and fraud by concealment.
Tiffany is not the only woman to suffer injuries from Bayer’s intrauterine device. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received thousands of reports of complications associated with the devices including expulsion, or falling out of the vagina; migration from the cervix to other parts of the body; and perforation of the device into other organs. Many women have required surgeries to remove the Mirena IUD, and some have needed hysterectomies.
The plaintiffs in this latest lawsuit claim that the Mirena IUD was defectively manufactured and defectively designed, causing Tiffany’s injuries. The Steeles claim that Bayer knew or should have known that the Mirena IUD’s label did not accurately reflect the risks.
The Steeles are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. Their lawsuit joins dozens others from women who allege Bayer did not adequately warn women or their doctors of the risks associated with the device.
Source: West Virginia Record