A Mirena lawsuit filed by a woman from Louisiana will not be dismissed, as was requested by the manufacturer of the IUD birth control implant.
According to a federal ruling on September 23, the lawsuit will remain active as per new information brought by the plaintiff, in which she proved her case was filed in a timely manner.
Claims filed in this Mirena complications lawsuit were brought under the Louisiana Product Liability Act, and allege that Bayer overstated the benefits of its product and downplayed its risks in its labeling of the medication. Mirena’s packaging did not note the adverse event reports that had been filed over the IUD, her lawsuit claims.
According to claims, the plaintiff in this case was hospitalized for her symptoms in May 2012, a year after the IUD fell out of her body. She filed her lawsuit a year later.
Prior to the September ruling, this Mirena IUD lawsuit was in danger of being dismissed, after Bayer filed a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that it had not been brought to court within the statute of limitations set forth by the state of Louisiana. Because it was not filed within a year after the woman allegedly suffered her injuries, the defendant said it should be barred.
400 Mirena Lawsuit Claims Now Pending in U.S. Courts
Mirena lawsuit claims are continuing to rise at federal and state court levels in the U.S., according to court documents. In a federal litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, some 211 cases alleging spontaneous migration of the IUD, uterine perforations and other complications have been filed over the IUD, while another 219 lawsuits are currently pending in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. Cases filed in these proceedings allege similar complications stemming from the IUD.
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 as a contraceptive device. Its list of approved uses later expanded in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. At this point, there has been no announcement of a Mirena recall.
Did You Experience Mirena Complications? File an IUD Lawsuit Today.
Mirena lawsuits seek compensation for damages allegedly caused by the Mirena IUD, which may include infection, spontaneous device migration, uterine perforations and ectopic pregnancy. Call a lawyer to find out more about making a claim.