Mirena lawsuits in New Jersey will not be designated as a multicounty litigation, according to a January 8, 2013 decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court. The court denied defendant Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s request to consolidate Mirena IUD lawsuits into a coordinated docket.

Mirena lawsuits were filed by women who suffered serious injuries because of their Mirena IUD contraceptive device. The Mirena is a small, plastic t-shaped device inserted into the uterus that can remain effective for up to five years. However, it can also cause serious complications, such as migrating from its original placement, causing uterine perforations, fertility problems and ectopic pregnancies. A doctor has to locate and surgically remove a displaced Mirena IUD.

A multicounty litigation would have required all pending and future Mirena claims throughout New Jersey to be transferred before a single Superior Court judge. Bayer argued that the consolidation would conserve judicial resources and avoid risks of repetitive discovery materials and inconsistent rulings, but the court turned down their request.

Mirena Complications Lead to Increasing Mirena Lawsuits

More than 45,000 incidences of Mirena IUD problems have been reported by patients who suffered side effects such as:

  • Abscesses
  • Embedment in the uterine wall
  • Uterine perforations
  • Infertility
  • Infection
  • Intestinal perforations or obstruction
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Ectopic Pregnancy

More than two million women currently use the Mirena IUD and may be at risk for Mirena complications. Mirena migration can lead to further infections and complications that can even cause permanent fertility damage. The Mirena lawsuits are filed by women who suffered injuries as a result of the misplacement of the device. Lawsuits allege defective design, failure to warn and negligence. Victims of Mirena problems seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, and more.

Consider Filing a Mirena Lawsuit if You Suffered From Mirena IUD Injuries

If you received a Mirena IUD and suffered from Mirena issues, consider joining the increasing numbers of women who are filing lawsuits against the device’s manufacturer. Speak to a lawyer today to learn more about how to protect your legal rights. The Mirena IUD lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP understand the sensitive nature of Mirena injuries, and are fierce advocates for your claim. For more information, call (877) 779-1414.

Published January 14, 2013 by