Mirena IUD Lawsuits Likely To Be Consolidated
- Ennis & Ennis News
01/21/2013 - Many plaintiffs involved in federal litigation against Bayer for their defective Mirena Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) are seeking to consolidate their Mirena lawsuits before one federal judge in what is known as multidistrict litigation. On January 16, Plaintiffs filed a petition filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) requesting that all pending and future Mirena lawsuits be transferred to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio for pretrial proceedings. The petition states that there are eight lawsuits pending in the federal court which allege the Mirena IUD is defectively designed and can migrate within a woman’s body once inserted causing irreparable harm. The petition also asserts that there are hundreds of similar claims which will likely be filed by Mirena IUD users in the future.
Attorney Holly Ennis has consulted with dozens of women who sustained serious injuries after use of the Mirena IUD including perforation of the uterus, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, infertility, abscesses, erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina, ectopic pregnancy and embedment in the uterus. Some or more of these injuries occur because the device may become dislodged and perforate or imbed itself into the uterus. It may also travel outside of the uterine cavity, which can cause scarring, adhesions, or more devastating, infertility. Over a dozen lawsuits for injuries caused by the Mirena IUD have been filed in New Jersey and court records show that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is seeking to consolidate all of the Mirena IUD lawsuits in the New Jersey Superior Court in Middlesex County. Consolidation of the Mirena lawsuits eliminates the risks of conflicting rulings from the various federal courts across the nation where the cases are pending, states attorney Ennis.
Throughout the country, women are reporting significant and debilitating complications after being implanted with the Mirena IUD. Mirena was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a contraceptive in 2000 and again in 2009 for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. The IUD is a small t-shaped plastic device, which is inserted directly into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The device then releases a continuous low dose of levonorgestrel (hormone to prevent pregnancy) into the uterus.
According to the petition filed with the JPML, more than 2 million US women use the Mirena IUD. Women who have been implanted with the Mirena IUD and suffered uterine perforation, PID, ectopic pregnancy or other serious injuries may be entitled to pursue their own Mirena IUD lawsuit against Bayer seeking compensation by contacting Ennis & Ennis, P.A. which continues to offer free, nationwide, confidential consultations to anyone who was injured.
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