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Bayer faces lawsuits over injuries caused by Mirena IUD

The minute Sarah was implanted with a Mirena IUD contraceptive device, she felt excruciating pain. She tried to tough it out, but it became so severe she went to the emergency room. There, doctors discovered that her intrauterine device had perforated her uterus and migrated into her abdomen. She needed surgery to have it removed. “They told me that it needed to be removed as soon as possible,” Sarah told ABC 15. “It was horrible. I would never recommend it to anyone.” Sarah is not the only woman to experience complications with the Mirena IUD. Since the device was approved ... Read More

Two drugs have little effect on shortening duration of bleeding after IUD insertion

Neither a drug used to prevent or treat excessive bleeding during surgical procedures or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat menstrual pain were able to alleviate bleeding or spotting during the first 90 days after placement of a hormone-releasing intrauterine device, or IUD, according to a study online published this month in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The study aimed to identify a 25 percent reduction in the number of bleeding or spotting days for the first three months after insertion of an IUD that released the hormone levonorgestrel. The only intrauterine device that releases levonorgestrel approved for ... Read More

Plaintiff seeks $10 million for transvaginal mesh injuries

A surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) using transvaginal mesh sold by Bard Healthcare allegedly led to serious injury and pain for one Illinois woman, who is now suing the manufacturer for damages totaling nearly $10 million. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was fitted with the Pelvitex polypropylene vaginal mesh system in 2005. Like many vaginal mesh recipients, the plaintiff suffered from a condition that occurs when weakened ligaments and muscles cause some pelvic organs, such as the uterus and bladder, to drop and protrude through the vagina. POP is usually attributed to childbirth, menopause, and hysterectomy. Transvaginal ... Read More