Mirena Complaints Over IUD Failure Continue to Mount
The number of women throughout the United States who have filed a Mirena IUD failure lawsuit continues to increase at a fast pace, and it is ultimately expected that thousands of complaints will be filed as a result of the IUDs perforating the uterus and migrating to other areas of the body, which can cause painful and debilitating injuries.
So far this year, consolidated proceedings have been established for Mirena complaints brought in both the federal court system and in New Jersey state court, where a large number of cases are being filed, as it is the location of Bayer’s U.S. headquarters.
Since the federal Mirena MDL (Multi-District Litigation) was centralized in the Southern District of New York in April 2013, there are already more than 100 complaints that have been transferred to U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel for coordinated handling.
In addition, as of July 9, more than 170 complaints involving Mirena IUD failures have been centralized in New Jersey state court before Judge Brian R. Martinotti in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County.
Has Your Mirena IUD Failed and Been Surgically Removed?
For more than a year, the Mirena lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have been reviewing potential claims for women who have experienced problems where:
- Mirena Perforated the Uterus
- Migration of Mirena IUD Outside the Uterus
- Complaints of Infection from Mirena
- Mirena IUD Surgical Removal
Based on the number of Mirena complaints being investigated by our law firm and others, it is anticipated that there will ultimately be more than 10,000 lawsuits filed nationwide.
According to recent reports, more than 70,000 adverse event complaints have been filed with the FDA since 2000 involving Mirena problems, including cases where the IUD failed and resulted in the need for surgical removal. Thousands of those complaints involved reports where the Mirena IUD migrated out of place, which is the central claim presented in these lawsuits.
About 10 million women have had a Mirena IUD implanted as a form of long-acting birth control, which is designed to remain in place for up to five years. However, reports suggested that a higher-than-expected number of these IUD birth control implants are puncturing the uterus and causing severe internal damage and infections, which do not appear to have been adequately disclosed or warned about by Bayer.
As a result of the manufacturers decision to market the IUD without adequately disclosing the potential risks associated with Mirena, financial compensation may be available through a product liability lawsuit. All cases pursued by our law firm are being handled under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless we win your case.