A special federal court that was just set up this month to handle the growing volume of Mirena patient lawsuits is already moving forward with scheduling hearings and requesting information from lawyers.
This is a good sign that those injured while using the devices may see claims handled quickly.
So far, the FDA has received over 47,000 reports of complications among women using the Mirena IUD, many of which involve painful device migration or perforation of the uterus.
Health experts with the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology have also warned patients about the risks of IUD migration and perforation after implantation.
Early injury claims were filed in New Jersey, where Bayer is headquartered. However, with the number of patients filing a Mirena lawsuit growing, a judicial panel earlier this month consolidated all federal cases to a multi-district litigation court in New York.
Now, that federal court has scheduled the first case management conference for May 17th and is requiring lawyers involved in the case to file statements of their position no later than May 11, 2013.
If you or a family member suffered a perforation while using a Mirena IUD or needed surgery to remove the device, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights.
Federal MDL drug injury cases can be very specialized. Therefore, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Mirena and other medical devices, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today.