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Tort Report (Transvaginal Mesh, Dialysis Heart Attacks, and Yaz)

by Ben Dozier | January 28th, 2013

Transvaginal mesh, dialysis heart attacks, and Yaz continue to dominate the national advertising landscape, with 14, 11, and 10 firms, respectively, advertising for those cases across the country. We expect Yaz cases to resolve this year.

One of the more recent additions to the national fray is the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). This contraceptive has been linked to uterine perforation and migration injuries, which can cause internal damage and other severe injuries.

Side effects that can result from a Mirena uterine perforation can include:

abdominal pain,
damage to internal organs,
infection,
infertility,
scarring,
and more.

The manufacturer states that perforation of the uterus also may cause the device to be ineffective in preventing pregnancy. Surgical procedures, such as a hysterectomy or laparoscopic surgery, may be necessary to remove the IUD after a perforation injury. Read more about Mirena

For a complete list of the torts we’re tracking, see the Mass Torts Matrix.