Mirena Pregnancy Lawsuits Continue As Parties In IUD Side Effect Lawsuit Consider Settling


Mirena Pregnancy Lawsuits Allege Bayer Failed To Warn That Its IUD Causes Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriages, And Other Life-Threatening Risks.

Mirena-Pregnancy-Lawsuit-Attorney-Southern-Med-LawFederal and state Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging the birth control device migrates and perforates the uterine wall may be heading for settlement between the plaintiffs and Bayer, which manufactures Mirena. Meanwhile, Mirena pregnancy lawsuits alleging the IUD’s fails to prevent pregnancy resulting in infection, ectopic pregnancies, fetal death and other serious IUD Birth Injuries move forward in courts nationwide.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys represent women in Mirena birth injury lawsuits that assert the intrauterine device (IUD) causes ectopic pregnancies, septic miscarriages, preterm rupture of the membranes, chorioamnioitis infection, and even fetal death. Plaintiffs contend Bayer knew or should have known that its IUD causes unreasonably dangerous risks and serious side effects.

“Many women have reportedly experienced serious pain and suffering due to the Mirena IUD causing an unexpected and life-threatening pregnancy,” says Southern Med Law’s Founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, who is also a practicing gynecologist-obstetrician.

The firm continues to offer no-obligation consultations and urges women affected by the Mirena IUD to contact the firm by calling 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information on this and other medical device lawsuits.

Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000. The T-shaped, hormone-releasing contraceptive is placed into the uterus via a nonsurgical procedure during a doctor’s office visit. Mirena slowly releases small amounts of levonorgestral, a synthetic form of progestin, directly into the uterus. According to Bayer’s promotional material, Mirena is 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy and lasts up to five years. Mirena IUD pregnancy lawsuits allege the IUD can fail to prevent pregnancies, spontaneously migrate from its original position, and causes miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy growing outside of the uterus.

Last year, while Mirena IUD pregnancy lawsuits were pending, a New York federal judge dismissed nearly 1,300 Mirena injury lawsuits that contend Bayer failed to warn the birth control device can perforate the uterus after insertion. Plaintiffs appealed the judge’s decision to the U.S. Second District Court of Appeals. The appellate court had scheduled to hear oral arguments on the appeal on August 14, 2017. But, the plaintiffs and Bayer asked the appeals court to remove the case from its argument document.

In a joint motion filed on August 11, 2017, the plaintiffs and Bayer told the appeals court that the parties reached a confidential “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) to resolve U.S. cases involving Mirena and allegations of secondary perforation personal injury and related claims. The cases covered by the MOU include:

  • In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2434 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, Multi-County Litigation Case No. 297 in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court
  • All Mirena cases pending in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri
  • All Mirena cases currently pending in California state court.

The joint motion did not provide the total number of cases being considered for settlement. However, the motion stated that resolution of these cases is subject to the completion of a final settlement agreement by the parties. The motion also stated that Bayer does not admit any wrongdoing or liability as part of the agreement. Bayer said the resolution reflects a desire by the company to “avoid the distraction of continued litigation and focus on the needs of patients and prescriber.” (Mirena Pregancy Lawsuits Case No.16-2890, Document 114, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Mirena IUD Pregnancy Lawsuit

Throughout his career, Dr. Francois Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If your baby was harmed by the Mirena IUD, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation Mirena birth injury lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-547-5525
Fax: 205-547-5526

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