WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — In the second round of bellwether trials for the Mirena IUD Multidistrict Litigation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has identified five more cases that will be added to the second round of bellwether trials.
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) occurs when a large number of cases exist against the same defendant with substantially similar claims. Bellwether trials comprise the initial set of trials used in multidistrict litigation that often set the tone for the thousands of other cases on the docket.
Because of the growing number of women suffering from the defective intrauterine device Mirena and to make the process more streamline, thousands of federal cases were consolidated into one docket a New York federal court.
The Mirena IUD is a Bayer Pharmaceutical product that acts as a form of affordable, long-term birth control. It is a small t-shaped device that inserted into the uterus where it releases the hormone progestin. The device has gained significant popularity and it is being marketed towards young teens and busy moms.
However, many women are finding the device comes with some serious health risks and complications.
The biggest problem is caused by the fact that the IUD has a tendency to move or migrate out of place. When it migrates, it leaves the uterus and perforates organs and other tissue in the region, such as the bladder, intestines, and blood vessels. This can lead to organ failure, infection, and internal scarring.
The IUD is also known to be expulsed from the body since it is a foreign object. This is a painful experience and it can cause bleeding, cramps, and make intercourse painful.
Even worse, the Mirena IUD is known to cause pregnancy-related complications.
Studies have shown that women using Mirena who end up pregnant are much more likely to suffer an ectopic pregnancy. This is when the egg becomes fertilized outside of the uterus. It is a dangerous condition that can lead to the death of the mother and fetus, in addition to causing the woman to become sterile. Mirena has also been found to cause miscarriages, premature deliveries, and septic abortion.
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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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