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How Long Will It Take to Settle Mirena Injury Cases?

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The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who are pursuing a Mirena injury case over complications caused by the Intrauterine Device (IUD), which has may perforate the uterus, migrate to other parts of the body, cause infection or other problems that result in the need for surgery to remove the birth control.

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At this time, the litigation remains in the very early stages, and there have not been any reports of Bayer reaching any Mirena settlement agreements to date.

Bayer has indicated that it expects to fight the litigation. While our lawyers expect that the pharmaceutical company will eventually have to begin settling Mirena lawsuits, the litigation process is likely to be a lengthy one and the first Mirena trials are not expected to begin until the second half of 2015.

The first cases for Mirena injuries were filed against Bayer in 2011, and there were more than 1,000 lawsuits pending by the beginning of 2014. However, given the large number of women who are contacting the Mirena injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. and other law firms, it is ultimately expected that the size of this litigation will increase rapidly over the next few years.

Process to Begin Settling Mirena Cases

It is common in complex pharmaceutical litigation that the courts will consolidate or centralize all lawsuits to coordinate the discovery and pretrial proceedings for the Mirena injury cases. In April 2013, a Mirena MDL was established in the federal court system and similar centralized proceedings are being considered for cases pending in New Jersey state court.

As part of these coordinated proceedings, a small number of Mirena cases are being prepared for early trial dates, known as “bellwether” trials. Depositions and case-specific discovery in these Mirena suits, as well as the outcomes of early jury trials, are designed to help the parties gauge the strengths and weaknesses of their cases and to promote negotiations to settle Mirena cases.

A series of bellwether trials are expected to begin in the federal MDL in the second half of 2015 or early 2016. Following pre-trial proceedings and any early bellwether trials, if a large number of Mirena settlements are not reached, then each case may be remanded back to the courts where they were originally filed for an individual trial date.

Factors Considered in Mirena IUD Injury Settlement Negotiations

Any negotiations to reach Mirena injury settlements will be based on what a jury is likely to award in each case. If a lawsuit proceeds to trial, a jury will take into account the nature of the claimed injury, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury from the Mirena IUD.

Some of the common factors that a jury may consider include:

  • The extent and duration of the Mirena injury suffered from the IUD;
  • The effect that the Mirena birth control injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the plaintiff;
  • The pain, suffering and mental anguish caused by the Mirena injury in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
  • The amount of any past or future medical expenses caused by the side effects of Mirena IUD;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for women who have experienced problems and complications, to help evaluate whether financial compensation may be available through a Mirena settlement.

Although it appears that Bayer knew or should have known for years about the risk of women suffering a severe and debilitating injury with Mirena, the company failed to research the risks or warn that users may face complications linked to Mirena IUD migration.

As a result of the drug maker’s decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety, our lawyers believe that Bayer will be required to pay substantial compensation to settle Mirena lawsuits filed on behalf of women throughout the country.

To review a potential claim with our Mirena attorneys for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

UPDATED: June 11th, 2014 by Austin Kirk

21 Comments Add Your Comments

  1. I have suffered damage to my Sciatic never due to IUD insertion

  2. Mirena caused two pulmonary embolisms. Hemotologist confirmed.

  3. Mirena IUD gave me golf size blood clots in my uterus and I was constantly bleeding heavy for 3 days. Was hospitalized.

  4. I had my first oust modems inserted in 2006 I removed it due to lots of cramping and severe depression.. I removed it in2008 because of this and became pregnant six months after removal. .at my four month ultra sound they said my baby girl had a large tumor and no legs a failing heart rate and I needed to have a DnC to have her removed which caused even more depression. THEN I GAVE BIRTH TO MY SON IN 2010 AFTER HIS BIRTH I DECIDED TO HAVE ANOTHER MIRENA INSERTED I WENT TO MY 6 WEEK CHECKUP AND THEY SAID IT WAS NORMAL ABOUT THE END OF 2012 I STARTED HAVING severe abdominal pain I couldn’t even walk so my father brought me to the emergency room where I spent eight hours finally had a catscan done where they found a 9 by 7 Cm tumor on my right ovary I was informed Iwould need surgery they set up the surgery and I was put under. I woke to find out I also had to have my entire right ovary removed as well. I REMEMBERED THE UNBORN CHILD THAT I LOST WAS DYING INSIDE ME FROM THE SAME THING A TERATOMA THEY CALLED IT .. I IMMEDIATELY BLAMED THE IUD AND SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE IT REMOVED WHERE THE DOCTOR FOUGHT WITH ME TO KEEP IT IN I STOOD MY GROUND AND SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT WHERE SHE THEN HAVE ME AN UNNECESSARY ATTITUDE TELLING ME IT WAS A WASTE AND SHE WOULD BE PISSED IF I ENDED UP PREGNANT WHICH WOULD BE NONE OF HER BUSINESS I .WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THATPLACE FOR HOW I WAS SPOKEN TO AND HOW ROUGH SHE WAS WHILE TAKING IT OUT. ALSO AFTER MY SURGERY I HAD RUN OUT OF PAIN MEDS AND REQUESTED A REFILL BECAUSE I WAS STILL IN LOTS OF PAIN AND SHE REFUSED. SENT ME ON MY WAY IN SO MUCH PAIN. I ALSO HAVE FOUR SCARS NOW IN MY STOMACH SINCE THE SURGERY THAT CAUSE ME TO BE EXTREMELY SELFCONSCIOUS I AM ONLY 25..I HAVE ALSO TRIED TO HEROESGNANT SINCE THE REMOVAL OF MY TUMOR AND OVARY AND HAVE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO LUCK ITS BEEN 6 MONTHS SINCE THE MIRENA REMOVAL I FEAR I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ANY MORE CHILDREN NOW. I HAVE HAD EVEN WORSE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DUE TO ALL OF THIS WHAT CAN I DO? I BELIEVE I HAVE A TOXIC TORT CLAIM BUT AN UNSURE

  5. Sorry for all the misspelled words I was typing fast and on top of it auto correct did not put what I meant in.. in my last paragraph I meant I have been trying to get pregnant with absolutely no luck and at the begining where it said outs modem or whatever I mean mirena not sure what happened I Apollogize for the confusion

  6. I also had the mirena incerted after I had my son in 2008 it was placed correct and about 6 months after I became sick and in extreme pain.went to the er for them to tell me they didn’t see anything wrong. I was sent home. With continued pain and naseua I continued to go back to the er which brought me nothing. At one appointment one dr found a “forign” object in my uterus I told him its possibly the mirena they informed me it was not normal bt did nothing about this object. I was told I was crazy because I was told the mirena fell out. Well after losing 130 pounds from october to february I became in severe pain again, so went back to er where they found my mirena in my lower left abdomen. Surgery to remove it immediately I didn’t feel so crazy I knew it was lost in me. What’s worse I had 2 ectopic pregnancys that caused me depression and illness. Yea I have a list of problems reguarding this product!

  7. I had IUD put in after my second child was born and it also peferated my uterus and In the mist of all this I became pregnant and had to have a abortion . My doctor thought she could remove the IUD when performing the abortion although that wast the case she couldnt I had to go into emergency surgury the following morning after haveing the abortion and have laproscopy surgury to remove it threw my bellybutton .
    A bout a year and a half later I ended up with a ambilical hernia which i am now waiting a surgury date to have it fixed. This has caused me to become very self cautious of my stomach and my clothes don’t fit correctly because of the hernia . I feel that it directly caused from the IUD that I was told was the best kind of birth control that you didmt have to do anything for 10 years . WRONG IT HAS CAUSED ME STRESS EMBARRESMENT AND ALSO BE SCARED FOR LIFE . i feel there should be compensation from the companys negliegence promoting this horrible product .

  8. I had the IUD placed after my 3rd child in Jan 2009. I went an entire year then in Jan 2010 almost a year to date i stopped my period and i had a period the entire time i had the IUD i got pregnant with it in. I had to under go surgery to have it removed. While i was pregnant. I have a 3 year old daughter now. And i got fixed after i had her. I had so much complications that i was hositlized so many times i cant coubt. Kidbey stones ligaments stretching i will never recommend the IUD to ANYONE EVER!!!!!!!!!

  9. Do not ever get Mirena. It is nice and dandy at first, but months later- it is like it just attacks your uterus. I spontaneously started bleeding heavily- for ab 40 days…went to the doc…doc said she could not even see the string. she removed it. a week later- in ER with severe PID, SEVERE pain. A week after that- psych ward for 2 weeks. My life will never be the same. My periods are absolutely painful…sex is painful..so painful. These people are idiots and bayer needs to stick to only aspirin..

  10. I had the mirena placed as my main source of bc shortly after I got married. I was begging to have it removed within 6 months due to abdominal pain for 6 months. It was then removed. The pain was ongoing and I was told it was all in my head. I was given percocet for over a year for the pain ” that was in my head”. I was then admitted for the rupture of a very large ovarian cyst, upon first am, I was again told it was in my head until they did a vaginal ultrasound. About a year later, and continued pain every single day of my life since the mirena was first implanted, my Dr. finally did a diagnostic laproscopic procedure. At this time, he had to do emergency adhediolysis due to severe adhesions that had mysteriously formed. 8 years and I have had pain every day, and ongoing dependence on pain medication to control the pain, and scar tissue blocking my fallopian tubes which seems to be the reason I have yet been able to conceive a child for which we have been trying for nearly 6 years. I was perfectly healthy before receiving the mirena. And now, I am on an antidepressant, have had to learn to deal with the pain on a daily basis, have had to deal with infertility, have had new marital challenges as a result of this infertility and the pain I complain about, sex is painful resulting in additional marital issues, which then results in further depression, I have lost my business and career due to the pain, and frankly…..I blame the mirena for turning my life upside down. Thanks. Wish I would have known what was about to happen to my life before I was convinced that this device was a safe alternative to bc pills. That was certainly not the case.

  11. I was told lts all in my head and i was talked out of it having to want it removed they talked me out of having it removed bad i moved to gordo al and i couldn’t feel my strings no more. So i set up an appt.at the healthdeprtment for me to get it removed instead of.having it removed i was told she wasn’t able to locate the strings or the mirena and they refered me to the hospital for a ultrasound foe location. They ended telling me that they couldn’t remove it due to the location once they received the report from the ultrasound and they didn’t discuss the report with me so i requested the report from .the hospital lady was happy.and nice and she mailed me two copies of my report. Once again i was sent to another doctor to see if he could remove it and that was a waste of time all he did was read my report to tell me its in my uterus wall it migrated from original location. And i have cysts in both of my ovarys he was ble

  12. My mirena i had it for three years can’t bele this has happened they need to take it off the market.i would never suggest it. I have nausea and fainting and dizziness and weight gain and back pain and abdomen pain irregular bleeding and spotting.now it migrated into my uterus wall and expulision and gained 25 pounds omg. And have ovarian cysts in both of my ovarys. I go to another doctor Dec 26 2013 for an ultrasound so he can attempt to remove it with an instrument omg they said its going to be very painful to make sure i take some pain medicaine. If there not able to remove it this way the only other option us to undergo surgery omg. Im so scared. I hope there able to remove it with an instrument with they are doing the ultra sound he has to locate the location and stick the instrument in me and he said he has tograsp onto the strings and pull it out and if it dont work i have to undergo surgery to have it removed omg. Rethink to all to you that re thinking about getting this rethink. Doint it can get losted and migar

  13. I had my IUD implanted in January of 2009 after I had my son in November of 2008. At age of 19. Six months after I was diagnosed with PID after having extreme pelvic/abdominal pain with Nausea. In December 2010 I had an abnormal Pap Smear and with alot of pain I couldn’t wait for my follow up appointment. So I went to ER and after CT Scans, they said I had a huge cyst on my right ovary the size of a,golf ball. And when I went to my follow up appt, my OB/GYN said that the IUD caused the cyst and PID and tried to remove the IUD, but it wasn’t in place where it was implanted so my Dr said. Since I’m in Pain, he was going to Surgically Drain the Cyst and remove the IUD thru Surgery. The surgery took place 3days after and the cyst was from the size of a golf ball to the size of a grapefruit. But through out 2011 I still had pelvic pain and kept being diagnosed with PID.. I was even hospitalized for hemorrhaging for 3 months.. In 2012.. I went to get a second opinion abt the pain I had.. The new Dr. Did a Hysterscopy, a DNC and a Laparoscopic Diagnostic around the Uterus to see what was causing the pain. And said I had alot of scar tissue inside the uterus, caused by the IUD. I was diagnosed with Chronic Pelvic Pain. And infertility. I was even flagged by the DEA for the Narcotic Pain Killers I was on BC it was contracting labor pains I would feel. And had a lot of prescriptions out for the medications. In 2013 I kept having more pain. And I had cervicitis. And more frequent visits to ER for pain. On a scale from 1-10 my pain level was always between 7-8. In June of 2013 I was found with uterine fibroids size of almonds growing and multiplying inside my uterus and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrom) and the pain was increasing. Then my GYN put me on the depo shot to calm the pain and heavy bleeding. But from August to December I was having abnormal bleeding. I already knew I was infertile. And I’m Dec 2013..i had to make a strong decision and had familys emotional support to have a hysterectomy at age of 24( 4weeks ago today). I always tell my friends to reconsider in getting an IUD. I know every body is different. But its better to be safe than sorry. And yes its very stressful and emotionally painful to know I can’t have the big family I wanted, but I’m happy for my little boy who is now 5. And yes, I’m also a part of the Mirena IUD Lawsuit.

  14. Im was diagnosed with cervicitis (inflammation of cervics)a infection cause by the mirana iud.i have missed work and had to rely on family and friends to take care of kids and get them to and from all of there activities. I am normally a on the go mom with two jobs and highly active with the kids and there multiple sports. This week I have ran fever and body aches I have felt horrible until it finially sent me to the hospital after two doctors visits.

  15. My ex wife became pregnant while using mirena also ran full term without any side effects.. Now I’m a dad that had 2 weeks notice. Wonder if this would be considered in the settlement?
    His 8th birthday is next week..

  16. Brittany says:

    I had the IUD put in 6 weeks after I had my son. I was 14. The first day it was put in I told my doctor I was having cramps. She said it was normal an that it will go away. Every since then the pain has been getting worse. It made me gain weight, I was sick all the time, I because severely depressed, and I was in pain all the time. I finally got it removed two years ago. I’m now about to be 20 and the pain is still going on. It is so bad I can barely walk. I can’t carry anything heavy. I have to lay in bed for hours with a heating pad to try to ease the pain because I don’t have insurance so I can’t go to the doctor to see what’s really going on. All I know is it’s severe pain in my left pelvic side and I’m always sick. And I have periods but it is once every two months and only lasts for less than a day and it’s very light. I’m scared I may have become infertile because since I have had the IUD removed I’ve been having unprotected sex with my fiancé. Two years of inprotected sex and I still have yet to get pregnant. Anybody been through this as well? I hope not but I don’t know what to think or do.

  17. I had the mirena put in after I had my second child. Six months later I began having extreme pelvic pain and discomfort. After multiple trips to the ER and my OB we discovered multiple cysts and other masses growing all over my ovaries inside and out and around my uterus as well as inside my uterus. Found out I had a miscarriage a month ago and on Aug. 11 2014 I had a hysterectomy due to trauma in my left ovary and cysts in and around my right ovary and my uterus and I have also been diagnosed with endometriosis. For who ever is thinking about getting the mirena IUD DONT!!!!

  18. I had Mirena IUD for 10 months I bled almost everyday I had so much pain with it so I decided to get it removed but when I did I didn’t expect to have orange size clots falling out for the last seven days and lets not talk about pain I t was so bad I had to go to the hospital.

  19. We found out we were pregnant after 8 years with a copper iud. We were told we had twins. A doctor tried to remove the iud against my wishes. It would not come out. Our second opinion doctor said absolutely leave it in do not mess with it! Common sense to me! Well dang it we lost a baby! Only one heartbeat I am insanely upset! What a circus it has been! I never needed a lawyer before but please please please make these clowns pay!

  20. I had the iud after my second child 2008 I bleed the whole 3 years I had it in I maybe had a break for a week or two out of the month my obgyn just said my period would get better but having it removed wouldn’t be good and the pain I was having wasn’t from the iud i was so depressed and stressed I wasn’t myself finally I listening to my body and has it removed in 2011 because pregnant with my son 3 months later and for 9 straight after my son mind you it was a c section and tubal I can’t hold down food had too get a Gi doctor I also have constant abdominal pain still to this day, also just learn I have cyst on my right ovary that’s causing my pain go to ob doctor in morning to have ultrasound of my ovary from stories I’ve been reading it sounds like the iud has caused my problems I never had these problems before and on top of the it’s aBayer Aspirin product right so that would explain why my gi doctor kept asking my if take aspirin because my stomach lining is so messed up beside that i now have ulcers besides cyst on my ovary severe pain, my son is now 2 and my body feels as if I’m 90 when I’m only 30 my family would tell me it’s from the iud and before I forget when I did get the iud removed it was the most painful thing I ever experience the doctor had a garbage can there just to catch the blood I bleed so much that day I left there crying my husband had no idea what to do but run too the drug store and ask the pharmacist for some over the counter pain pills I must have taking 6 just to sleep from the pain I do believe it was implanting inside my walls and he just kept pulling and pulling until it came out but I just wanna know if I would have a case… and I don’t recommend this iud for no one

  21. I had the mirena IUD put in in 2007 after my 2nd child I had so much pain for a year I had it removed and had the worst menstrul cycles and pain afterwords bit within 4months of having it removed I became pregnant with my 3rd son. Between 8-9 weeks pregnant I woke up early on a Saturday morning early in some much pain on my right side I thought I was losing my baby went to the er and they thought it was my appendix asked if I wanted to have tests or go ahead and have surgery to remove it before it burst once they got in there my appendix was fine but they found a cyst on my right ovary the size of a large orange or grapefruit! They removed it and my appendix even though there wasn’t a problem with it which I still do not understand??? My baby survived the surgery and I decided not to work through my preganacy because I was so scared it would happen again. Then at 6months I went to get something out of the refrigerator and collapsed my heart was racing so much my whole body was shaking and my chest and head were hurting went to er and dr looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I was there? Duh I had just collapsed and felt like my heart was going to explode… all they did was a head ct and found a small dark spot on my brain which has never gotten worse but did nothing else for me. This happened several more times until after I had my son he was born 3 weeks early no health problems thank God. Since I had the cyst and the other problems my obgyn told me I shouldn’t have anymore kids and suggested I had my tubes tied which I did but really did not want to still after I was in a lot of pain again and having really heavy bleeding and menstrul cycles again and my dr suggested since my tubes were tied to have a thermal ablation done to my uterous omg the pain after that surgery was worse than childbirth… yet again wish I had not done it. Six months later and several er visits later because of chest pain I went back to the er with my chest hurting turnes out out of 7 ekgs not one dr caught the fact that I had a heart problem I had Wollf Parkinson White Syndrome and it was causing my panic attack episodes like I had had while pregnant and after and had to have surgery to have it fixed at 27yrs old… That right there is why I had my tubes tied because I thought my being pregnant was the reason for my panic attack episodes and now that I had the thermal ablation I can definitely have no more children which upsets me yes I already have 3 boys but I had wanted to try again for a baby girl. I am now depressed have actual anxiety and panic attacks and chronic pain… I love my boys but because of the IUD drs not knowing how to do their jobs I will never have that chance again… It hurts everyday knowing all of this could have been avoided if drs actually knew their jobs and how to do it…

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