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Dawn Snyder

Ms. Snyder is a litigator and legal writer. She regularly contributes articles on defective medical devices and resulting litigation to Surgical Watch.

Woman Blames Mirena for Internal Organ Damage

A Louisiana woman is seeking compensation for injuries that she alleges were caused by the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) and its subsequent surgical removal. On September 24, 2015, Ashley Fleming, of Franklinton, Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., alleging that Bayer was negligent in its design, manufacture,... Read more »

Study Considers Factors in Mirena IUD Risks

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As thousands of lawsuits mount across the country over Mirena IUD risks, a new study by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology focuses on a woman’s age and number of pregnancies as possible factors in IUD expulsion. The three-year study compared these risk factors in women implanted with hormonal... Read more »

Study Examines Robot Surgery Complications and Cost

Hospitals across the country advertise their high-tech (and expensive) medical robots as a safer and more effective way to perform surgical procedures. But researchers from Columbia University recently examined the costs and payoffs of robotic surgery – like da Vinci robot hysterectomy, ovarian cyst removal, and a host of other... Read more »