If you are considering a Mirena lawsuit after experiencing uterine perforations, infection or another complication but aren’t sure where to begin, see answers below to our most frequently asked questions regarding how to file a claim against the IUD manufacturer.
More and more women in the U.S. are coming forward to file cases over the birth control device manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals that allege the painful injuries associated with the device.
- Filing a Mirena IUD Lawsuit
- Has the FDA Announced a Mirena Recall?
- I Suffered a Mirena Injury. What Should My Next Steps Be?
- Will I Be Filing My Mirena Lawsuit Against My Doctor as Well?
- What Should I Expect to Receive in My Mirena IUD Lawsuit?
- When Should I Call an Attorney To File a Claim?
- What Happens if I Am Not Covered By Health Insurance?
- How Much Will I Be Charged if a Mirena Lawyer Takes My Case?
- How Frequently Do Mirena Complications Occur?
- How Long Has Mirena Been Sold in the U.S.?
- What Will My Role Be in My Mirena Lawsuit?
Filing a Mirena IUD Lawsuit
Women around the country have already started the process of pursuing Mirena IUD lawsuits after suffering an overall diminished quality of life allegedly caused by use of the IUD. Designed to remain in place for up to five years, the intrauterine birth control implant has been tied to a string of unpleasant side effects that may require revision surgery to correct. Mirena lawsuits allege Bayer failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks for these injuries to occur, and also failed to adequately test the device before marketing them to women. Plaintiffs say the device was designed defectively.
Has the FDA Announced a Mirena Recall?
Although recent media reports revealed this year that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received at least 70,0000 adverse event reports stemming from the IUD since it entered the market in 2000, a Mirena recall has not been issued. As women continue to file lawsuits and complaint reports, however, calls for one are likely to rise.
I Suffered a Mirena Injury. What Should My Next Steps Be?
After you’ve experienced a Mirena complication, the first thing you need to do is obtain medical records of all your expenses and appointments. Once you file a claim, this information will serve as vital evidence to your case. Lawyers are eager to hear from any woman who may have been injured as a result of this IUD, and are able to offer confidential case evaluations to potential Mirena IUD lawsuit claimants. They should handle your case on a contingency-fee basis if your claim is valid.
Will I Be Filing My Mirena Lawsuit Against My Doctor as Well?
No. Since claims over Mirena complications that could have been prevented if Bayer had adequately warned about the possibility for its product to cause harmful side effects, many of which stemmed from the spontaneous migration of the IUD, your doctor will not be included in the case you file. To qualify for filing a lawsuit, your Mirena side effects must have occurred after your IUD was properly inserted by a doctor.
What Should I Expect to Receive in My Mirena IUD Lawsuit?
We believe women who sustained the horrific injuries associated with Mirena should be compensated for the pain and suffering they experienced. Find out more by talking to a Lawyer.
When Should I Call an Attorney To File a Claim?
After you’ve experienced an injury allegedly caused by Mirena, it is imperative that you call a lawyer as soon as possible. If you wait too long, you may exceed your state’s “statute of limitations,” which are regulations that govern the amount of time an individual has to file a claim. Depending on the state, the “statute of limitations” may begin when the injury is experienced, or when the connection between the injury and its potential cause, (which would be Mirena, in this case) is reached. You will forever lose your right to sue if your case is not filed within your state’s statute of limitations.
What Happens if I Am Not Covered By Health Insurance?
You can still file a Mirena lawsuit if you are not covered by health insurance. In fact, it is that much more important that you pursue a claim in the event that you sustained a Mirena injury, since IUD lawsuits seek compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses. You may be unburdened of the debt you accumulated.
How Much Will I Be Charged if a Mirena Lawyer Takes My Case?
If a recovery is made, the Firm usually receives a percentage of the total. Your lawyer will walk you through the fee arrangement in detail when you sign a retainer agreement at the beginning of the process.
How Frequently Do Mirena Complications Occur?
Between 1997 and 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly received more than 45,000 complaints that involved the IUD. This information was published in an Adverse Event report on December 18, 2012.
How Long Has Mirena Been Sold in the U.S.?
The Mirena IUD was approved by the FDA in 2000 as a contraceptive. Its range of approved uses expanded in in 2009 to include heavy menstrual bleeding in women who used the device as their form of birth control.
What Will My Role Be in My Mirena Lawsuit?
You will be vital in your case involving Mirena as you keep us abreast of updates in your medical treatment and physical treatment. And if your case does not settle, you may also have to be present at the trial, depending on which stage it reaches.