Women who were injured after using the intrauterine device known as Mirena may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Numerous women who suffered complications from the IUD have already filed lawsuits or spoken with a Mirena lawyer about filing a case.
Legal experts anticipate that the Mirena lawsuits filed against Bayer will be tried in a Multi District Litigation, or MDL, rather than through a class action lawsuit. In an MDL, pre-trial matters affecting all cases are heard before a single judge, but each plaintiff’s lawsuit remains separate rather than being joined together with other similar cases as they would in a class action case.
The lawsuits filed against Mirena’s manufacturer, Bayer, have alleged that the company failed to properly warn women about the risk of side effects they faced by using the IUD. Health officials with the Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada—the country’s top health regulators—have issued warnings about the risk of complications caused by the use of Mirena.
Common side effects associated with the use of the Mirena IUD include perforation of the uterus, infection, adhesions, migration of the IUD, pelvic inflammatory disease. Women who become pregnant while using Mirena birth control may also be at risk of serious complications, including ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and infertility. Many women who suffer injuries caused by Mirena are forced to undergo surgery to have the device removed or to repair damage caused by the IUD.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries after using a Mirena IUD—including uterine perforation, migration, infertility, or pregnancy complications—you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation from an attorney, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by completing the free case evaluation form located on this page.