Southern Med Law Currently Represents Women in Mirena IUD Lawsuits Who Allegedly Suffered Serious Complications Due to the Long-Acting Birth Control Device
Women who were allegedly harmed by the Mirena IUD continue to seek redress in courts around the country. According to new court document issued on May 7, 2015, at least 2,095 Mirena IUD lawsuits are pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County. In March, the Court reported that the number of filings stood at 1,790 cases, indicating that the litigation has since grown by 305 new lawsuits. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
Meanwhile, court filings indicate that the number of Mirena IUD lawsuits pending in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, is holding steady, with 1,214 claims filed as of April 15th. In March, the Court reported 1,212 cases. (Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
“More than 300 new cases in just two months represent a substantial increase in Mirena IUD lawsuit filings. Our Firm represents women who were allegedly harmed due to Mirena complications, and based on the number of inquiries we receive involving this birth control device, the growth of this litigation is not unexpected,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law.
According to court documents, the Mirena IUD is a long-acting contraceptive device that releases levonorgestral, a synthetic form of progestin, directly into the uterus for up to five years. All of the women pursuing Mirena lawsuits in state and federal courts are alleged to have experienced serious complications, including uterine perforations, scaring and adhesions, ectopic pregnancies, organ damage, and infertility due to its purported defects. The lawsuits accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of downplaying the potential for these serious Mirena complications, while at the same time exaggerating the benefits associated with this form of birth control.
The Mirena IUD lawsuit plaintiffs currently being represented by Southern Med Law include an Alabama family who endured the death of a child in 2012, allegedly due to a malfunctioning IUD. Their complaint, which is currently pending in Alabama’s Mobile County Circuit Court, alleges that Mirena failed to prevent pregnancy due to problems locating its strings, which also made the device difficult to remove. This resulted in an intrauterine infection, which led to premature delivery before the baby’s lungs were fully developed. (Case No. 02-CV-2014-902242.00)
Southern Med Law is currently evaluating potential legal claims on behalf of women who were allegedly injured due to serious Mirena side effects. To learn more about filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit, please contact the Firm as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Mirena lawsuit review by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525.
About Southern Med Law
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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