WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The federal judge hearing the multidistrict litigation against the Mirena IUD dismissed over thirty cases because they were time-barred – or filed too late — under their respective state laws.
Judge Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found that the plaintiffs in these thirty one cases were not filed within the time required by their state. In these specific instances it was cases from Ohio, Oklahoma, California, and Louisiana.
Statute of Limitations
Every state has multiple rules of procedure that governs how lawsuits may be initiated and proceed in its courts. The rule known as the statute of limitation governs when a case must be filed from the time of injury. In many states, the statute of limitations varies depending on the harm caused to the victim. The general idea behind these statutes is to ensure that a lawsuit is brought forth before evidence (physical or eyewitness) deteriorates or becomes unavailable. Such rules apply to both criminal and civil cases.
Michigan has enacted various statutes, which determine the time limits for filing a case, but are based on the type of injury or harm suffered. If you are pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the statute of limitations is two years after the date of your injury or six months after the discovery of your injury (whichever is later). If it is a product liability action, meaning you sue a manufacturer for selling a defective or dangerous product, you have three years from when you first suffered harm from the product. If your injury is based on negligence, you also have three years. Finally, in the case of a patient dying from his or her injuries, Michigan allows for a wrongful death lawsuit to be pursued up to three years after the date of death.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Mirena IUD lawsuits address the injuries, pain, and suffering thousands of women are facing thanks to this increasingly popular form of birth control. Mirena is an intrauterine device created by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It is a small, t-shaped piece of plastic that slowly releases birth control hormones into the body, acting as a form of long-term contraception for up to five years.
Unfortunately, this popular contraceptive device has been found to cause serious health issues because the device has been known to migrate or move from its position in the uterus. This includes life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, and even breast cancer. It also leads to less serious but other painful problems such as bowel adhesions, organ perforation, heavy bleeding, internal scarring, headaches, severe pain, and painful intercourse. The end result is surgery that removes the device and repairs the scarred or damaged tissue.
The risk of health complications is so high and enough women have started to pursue litigation that the FDA issued a warning to Bayer demanding the company stop providing misleading advertising and marketing information.
The Mirena cases mentioned above were not filed within the time limits required by their state. This does not mean all of the Mirena lawsuits were thrown out, just the few that were not filed in a timely fashion. This is why it is so important to contact an experienced attorney the moment you believe you are suffering harm caused by the IUD or any other medical device.
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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Start Your Mirena IUD Claim
Our Mirena IUD lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Mirena IUD lawsuit claims.