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The Mirena IUD is a long-term birth control placed inside a woman's uterus to prevent pregnancy. Dangerous side effects can lead to numerous health ailments, including pseudotumor cerebri or intracranial hypertension. THL is accepting Mirena IUD cases. If you have been injured by this device, contact our lawyers for a free, confidential consultation.
February 2019 - The Mirena cases are consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in front of Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Several months ago, Judge Engelmayer heard arguments from both the plaintiffs' and defense (Bayer) attorneys regarding their respective positions on the science in this case. These arguments are of critical importance since the judge is determining what evidence will be allowed in the case. Unfortunately, on October 24, 2018, Judge Engelmayer ruled to exclude the testimony of all seven plaintiffs' experts. In essence, he ruled that he did not believe that the plaintiffs' experts had enough scientific evidence to support the allegations that Mirena was causing the injuries claimed. We obviously strongly disagree with his findings. The plaintiffs' attorneys are working together to appeal his decision.
August 2018 - This litigation is currently consolidated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The cases are in the discovery phase of the litigation in which documents are exchanged and depositions on general issues are taken. Hearings and arguments regarding what expert testimony will be allowed in the case have been held and the parties eagerly await the Courts ruling on this important issue. Case-specific work will likely begin before the end of the year with the first trials expected to start in late 2019.
April 2, 2018 - Discovery is ongoing with depositions and exchange of information and plaintiff's recently disclosed their general causation experts and reports. Discovery is the investigative stage of the litigation where parties exchange documents and information and depositions are taken.
April 21, 2017 – Cases claiming Mirena cause pseudotumor cerebi (PTC) or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of New York.
Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) inserted into the uterus for long-term pregnancy prevention. It is a T-shaped device a bit larger than a quarter. The device prevents pregnancy by stopping sperm before it reaches the uterus and fertilizes an egg. If used correctly, the chances of getting pregnant are less than 1%.
There are two types of IUDs. The first is copper based and does not release hormones. The second is a plastic device that releases a controlled dose of hormones; Mirena is such a device. Mirena releases a hormone called levonorgestrel. Mirena is designed to prevent pregnancy for up to five years and is one of the most common IUDs in the United States.
In the United States, more than two million women have used Mirena since the device was introduced in 2000. Since then, roughly 70,000 complaints about the dangerous side effects associated with the drug have been made to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Lawsuits have been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Mirena, by women across the country who allege that Bayer failed to adequately report or warn of the dangers associated with the drug-device combo. The lawsuits not only allege that dangers were understated by the manufacturer and hidden from consumers but also allege the devices were both defective and unreasonably dangerous.
According to the manufacturer, side effects of Mirena include:
TorHoerman Law is currently pursuing Mirena lawsuit cases for the following injuries:
If you believe you have been injured by the Mirena IUD birth control device, please reach out to TorHoerman Law to see if our lawyers can help you with a Mirena IUD lawsuit.
These side effects are dangerous and will more than likely require meeting with both a neurologist, who will monitor the nervous system and spinal cord and an ophthalmologist, who monitors potential eye problems. There are multiple treatment options, including surgery, but the treatment will depend on each individual’s condition and level of severity.
At TorHoerman Law, we have a dedicated team of Mirena IUD lawyers who will be here to help you every step of the way. Our firm is a nationwide products liability firm that wants to help those suffering a personal injury due to dangerous drugs and medical devices. We have years of experience in this field, and a track record of success.
Our firm works on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay us unless you received money from a verdict or settlement. If you do not receive money, no money will come out of your pocket.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free, confidential consultation, please contact us by either filling out the consultation form, calling us at 618-656-4400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 1, 2009 – The FDA warned Bayer Pharmaceuticals and the public about the device’s misleading efficacy claims, citing the failure of Bayer’s marketing to indicate that the device should only be recommended to women who had at least one child already and only used for up to five years before being replaced.
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