Mirena is a IUD (Intrauterine device) contraceptive manufactured and sold by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In recent months, the many dangers of this product have begun to surface as hundreds and thousands of women are coming forward – telling their harrowing stories of complications and horrible side effects suffered as a result of utilizing this contraceptive device. Many women are now filing lawsuits because of the horrendous injuries they have suffered as a result of having had the Mirena IUD implanted.
Those lawsuits are moving forward- progressing toward what could be, in many cases, a very sizable recovery for the damages that these women have endured. Many of these lawsuits are joined together. As recent as July 1st, there was a case management conference held in the multidistrict federal lawsuit against Mirena.
A case management conference is a meeting between the presiding judge and lawyers for each side. The purposes of such conference is to discuss the impeding litigation and to get status updates from both sides. These conferences help ensure that the litigation is proceeding properly and promptly.
Lawsuits, like the many that are gathering against Mirena are sometimes joined together. The reason for this is that each of these cases likely hinge on the same question of fact. Therefore, trying these cases together is easier, cheaper, and more judicially efficient. This process is better for the plaintiffs involved and for the court. It is important to note that although the cases are tried together, each plaintiff is entitled to their own settlement completely independent of the other cases.
However, this joint multidistrict litigation against Bayer is not the only lawsuit pending against Bayer for its Mirena product. There are cases springing up in nearly every state in the United States.
The dangers of this product cannot be overstated. Mirena a plastic t shaped intrauterine device is designed to be implanted at the top of a woman’s uterus to stop conception. It is marketed for its efficiency, ease, and five year effectiveness. However, the device is known to migrate from its position at the top of the uterus to other parts of a woman body. In doing so, the plastic device perforates the uterine wall and can also cut into a woman bladder or intestines. There have been reported cases where women, young women, have had to have complete hysterectomies as a result- making them forever unable to have children. In come cases the devices has shattered requiring women to endure numerous surgeries over a period of years to remove each and every single shard- all the while experiencing bleeding and persistent pain.
Have you or a loved one been implanted with a Mirena IUD? Do you believe that you have been injured as a result? If so, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. The next thing you need to do in contact a Florida Mirena lawsuit attorney. The dedicated attorneys and legal staff at the Dolman Law Group are experienced handling Mirena IUD cases. We are ready and willing to help you and your family with this sensitive issue. Please call us today at 727-451-6900. All initial consultations are free and confidential.
The Dolman Law Group is a law firm that handles defective medication and dangerous drug cases throughout the State of Florida.