What is the Status of the Mirena Litigation?



Thousands of women have filed Mirena lawsuits filed against Bayer Healthcare over failure to warn about the risk of serious complications, including migration/perforation injuries and side effects that may result in a dangerous build up of fluid pressure in the skull.

Two separate multidistrict litigations (MDLs) have been established for complaints filed throughout the federal court system. While Bayer has reached agreements to resolve certain claims involving migrations and perforations, the Mirena IUD litigation for failure to warn about the risk of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is continuing to grow.

Additional cases are being investigated and prepared for filing by Mirena lawyers, and the scope of the litigation is expected to increase dramatically throughout the year are more women learn about the possibility of bringing a lawsuit.

Second Mirena MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) Established in 2017

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation entered an order in early 2017 establishing a second consolidated proceeding for the Mirena pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) litigation, transferring cases filed throughout the federal court system to the Southern District of New York.

Such consolidated pre-trial proceedings are common in complex pharmaceutical litigation where a large number of lawsuits are expected involving similar injuries caused by the same medication or product.

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As part of the coordinated pretrial proceedings, a small group of cases will likely be selected for case-specific discovery and early trial dates, which are designed to be representative of other cases in the litigation. These lawsuits are being prepared for early trial dates to help gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and testimony that will be presented throughout a number of cases.

Unless a settlement or other resolution for the litigation is reached for the pseudotumor cerebri claims, the first Mirena trials are not expected to begin for several years.

While many people mistake the MDL process for a Mirena class action, each lawsuit in the litigation will remain an individual claim, where the plaintiff’s lawyer must establish that the claimed injury was caused by Mirena IUD complications.

These early trials will be closely watched by all lawyers involved in the Mirena litigation, as the outcome may help gauge how juries will response to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout a large number of cases. The outcomes of these early trial dates may help facilitate a Mirena settlement agreement to resolve the litigation.

Because the impact of each complication claim that is part of the Mirena litigation will be different, it is not possible for a large number of cases to be litigated through one class representative, as would be the case in a class action lawsuit for Mirena.


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals determine if financial compensation may be available. If it is determined that you or a family member may have suffered an injury due to the Mirena IUD, it is your decision whether to join the Mirena litigation.

All cases are pursued by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are never any out-of-pocket expenses and we receive no attorney fees for your Mirena case unless we are successful securing a recovery for injuries. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

Any women who suspect they may have suffered an injury from Mirena should take immediate steps to evaluate whether they qualify for the litigation, as every case does have a deadline or statute of limitations that requires any lawsuit be filed within a certain amount of time. Therefore, if you, a friend or family member believe you may have a case, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated June 11, 2018
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  • Christi says:

    I went to have the IUD removed recently. They cannot find it. I’ve been referred to another doctor to undergo a ultrasound. I hope they are able to locate it & remove it without complications.

    Posted on April 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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