New Jersey Court Decides Against Consolidation of Mirena Lawsuits
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided not to consolidate Mirena lawsuits into a multicounty litigation, after reviewing comments in the wake of defendant Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s August 2012 request. A designation as a multicounty litigation would have gathered all pending and future Mirena claims in New Jersey before a single judge, which Bayer argued would help conserve judicial resources. However, the court denied the request in a January 8, 2013 ruling.
Mirena lawsuits were filed by women who suffered serious Mirena injuries because of the contraceptive device. The Mirena IUD is a small, plastic device that is inserted into the uterus by a doctor and is supposed to be effective for up to five years. But the device can migrate from its original placement, causing serious problems such as uterine perforations, fertility problems and ectopic pregnancies. If the Mirena IUD migrates, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device.
Mirena Lawsuits Filed by Women Who Suffered Complications
According to a recent AdverseEvents.com report, there have been more than 45,000 incidences of Mirena IUD complications submitted by women who suffered issues such as:
Embedment in the uterine wall
Intestinal perforations or obstruction
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Despite its risks, the Mirena IUD is growing in popularity. More than two million women in the U.S. currently use the Mirena IUD, and may be at risk for serious injuries and even permanent damage to fertility. Mirena lawsuits allege that Bayer designed a defective product and failed to warn women about its potential risks. Women filing lawsuits seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, and more.
How To File a Mirena IUD Side Effects Lawsuit
If you suffered Mirena IUD injuries as a result of the contraceptive device, consider filing a Mirena lawsuit to seek justice and compensation for your injuries. Don’t delay speak with a Mirena IUD lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today to learn about your legal rights and options. Call (888) 364-6688 or fill out the case evaluation form on this page for a free and confidential case review.