How Do I Participate in the Class Action for Mirena IUD Birth Control Problems?
Thousands of women throughout the United States have filed a lawsuit after experiencing complications with Mirena IUD, including issues with migration of the implanted birth control and side effects that may result in a dangerous buildup of fluid pressure in the skull, known as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC).
While similar allegations have been brought by women nationwide, each case is an individual claim and not part of a Mirena class action lawsuit.
Given similar questions of fact and law, the federal court system has established two separate consolidated proceedings, one for “>perforation/migration injuries and another for pseudotumor cerebri lawsuits.
While these multidistrict litigations (MDLs) are handled in a coordinated manner to reduce duplicative rulings into similar issues in the separate claims and eliminate conflicting rulings from different judges, the process 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 who have been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Additional cases are no longer being accepted for perforation or migration injuries..
To find out if 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 perforation litigation was centralized in the Southern District of New York as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation. In 2018, a global settlement agreement was reached to resolve these cases.
A second consolidated MDL was established for all pseudotumor cerebri cases in early 2017, and this litigation remains in the early stages of discovery and bellwether trials.
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.
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:
- Vision Floaters
- Other Symptoms of Fluid Pressure in the Brain
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.