Carrie Bradon Feb. 22, 2016, 1:31pm


PHILADELPHIA — A Bucks County woman is suing Bayer, alleging the company was responsible for her permanent injury.

Robin Fetterolf filed a lawsuit July 1 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc, Payer Pharma AG and Bayer OY, alleging defective design and failure to warn.

According to the complaint, Fetteroff had the Mirena IUD inserted May 14, 2012. The suit states there were no complications until Oct. 24, 2012, when the plaintiff was admitted to Delaware Count Memorial Hospital, with complaints of intense headaches, nausea and vomiting. After receiving medication and undergoing a CT scan the plaintiff was released, the suit states.

On Nov.13, 2014, Fetteroff was admitted to a different hospital to remove the IUD, also receiving a hysteroscopy.  The plaintiff alleges the product was dangerous and defective and taht she suffered personal injuries.

Fetterolf seeks compensation and punitive damages for the injuries received, as well as attorney fees and court costs, plus a jury trial. She and is represented by attorney Thomas P. Pfender of Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-03661

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