WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — As more and more women find themselves harmed by the dangerous intrauterine contraceptive device, Mirena, the federal courts are preparing for an onslaught of litigation.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York posted a new webpage dedicated slowly to Mirena lawsuits. The decision to establish a multi-district litigation (MDL) page for Mirena lawsuits represents the court’s acknowledgement that it will face potentially thousands of Mirena IUD cases. MDL is a special procedure that allows multiple cases to be heard by the same judge and follow the same procedures or schedule. It streamlines the process. It does not prevent a victim from filing a lawsuit elsewhere in another court against the same company or product.
What is Mirena?
Mirena is the Bayer intrauterine contraceptive device that is becoming increasingly popular among busy moms and teens. Advertising has been dedicated to targeting both of these groups: “birth control for busy moms”; “just set it and forget it”; and “your bleeding can go away altogether.” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) even updated its guidelines to promote the use of newer long-term contraception strategies that include levonorgestrel-releasing IUD devices like Mirena.
However, as more women use the device, more are finding that it can cause serious health complications. Mirena is a small, plastic, t-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to slowly release hormones. It can provide birth control for up to five years. The ease of use has made Mirena exceedingly popular. In 2012 it was found that of all American women using birth control, some 7.5 percent had IUDs implanted by 2009.
Contrary to Bayer’s advertising, Mirena comes with many unwanted side effects and this has resulted in a spike in litigation. It is known to cause excessive bleeding, severe pain, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, migraines, depression, pain during sex, and mood swings. It also has been known to cause ectopic pregnancies. Even more serious is the IUD’s habit of moving outside of the uterus. This results in the plastic device piercing the uterine walls and other neighboring organs causing organ damage, scarring, adhesions, and infection. Some studies also suggest that Mirena may cause a 19% increase in the risk of breast cancer for women between the ages of 30 and 49. Finally, the device has also been found to cause brain injuries such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri.
Mirena use poses a serious health risk to many women. The courts recognize the likelihood of a large number of lawsuits. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after being implanted with Mirena, do not feel intimidated by the legal process. MDL setups like what has occurred in New York will help make the process more streamlined.
Our Mirena IUD Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by the Mirena IUD implant. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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