How Do I Participate in the Class Action for Mirena IUD Birth Control Problems?
A growing number of women throughout the United States have filed a lawsuit after experiencing complications with Mirena IUD, where the implanted birth control device migrated from the intended position and caused severe internal injuries. However, each claim is being handled as an individual claim, not a Mirena class action lawsuit.
Find Out If You or a Loved One May Be Entitled To Benefits Through a Mirena Suit
Although the federal court system has consolidated and centralized all lawsuits for pretrial proceedings, to reduce duplicative discovery and eliminate conflicting rulings from different judges, this process is known as a “Multi-District Litigation” or MDL, and is different from a class action for Mirena, where all claims would be litigated through one class representative
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review and evaluate potential claims for women throughout the United States.
To join the litigation and determine whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation through a Mirena suit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
After submitting our confidential form on-line, you will be contacted to discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim. If it is determined whether we believe we can causally connect an injury suffered by yourself or a family member to the Mirena IUD, it is your decision whether to hire one of our Mirena lawyers.
Mirena IUD Class Action vs. MDL
In April 2013, the Mirena litigation was centralized in the Southern District of New York as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation. Many people confuse this with a Mirena class action, but there are important differences.
An MDL has many of the advantages commonly associated with a class action, allowing a large number of individuals to pursue a claim against a common defendant through a process that increases efficiency and lowers the costs of litigation. However, unlike a class action, each claim is evaluated based on the individual injuries suffered by the plaintiff, not through one class representative.
Each case remains an individual lawsuit, and any Mirena settlement agreement reached will be based on the circumstances for that woman, accounting for the pain and suffering caused by the IUD. In addition, when any offers are received, each client retains the right to decide whether to settle their case or proceed to trial.
Since each plaintiff must establish that their use of Mirena birth control caused the alleged injury and that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about the risk of side effects, it is very important to have a qualified Mirena class action attorney representing your interests.
As part of the coordinated proceedings in the federal MDL, a small group of cases will be prepared for early trial dates throughout the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, with the first trials expected to begin in late 2015. While the outcomes of these cases will not be binding in the other lawsuits, they may help gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and testimony that may be repeated throughout a number of cases.
FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A MIRENA SUIT
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims on behalf of women who have experienced the following complications from the Mirena IUD:
- Puncture of the Uterus or Other Organs
- Expulsion From the Body
- Surgery to Remove the Mirena
All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis by our Mirena attorney, which means that there are never any out of pocket fees or expenses, and we get paid nothing unless we win your case. To review a potential claim for yourself or a family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.