A panel of federal judges has ruled to consolidate more than 100 product liability lawsuits alleging a serious brain injury from Bayer’s Mirena IUD in the U.S. District Court of New York.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had complications after being implanted with the Mirena IUD, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
April 26, 2017 – The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a transfer order earlier this month to consolidate in New York all federal lawsuits alleging idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) from Mirena. IIH is a severe neurological condition that occurs when pressure builds up around the brain and spinal cord. The condition is also referred to as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) and benign intracranial hypertension (BIH).
JPML refused to consolidate nine Mirena lawsuits in early 2014. Plaintiffs’ attorneys made another request earlier this year and finally convinced the panel there were enough lawsuits to warrant an MDL.
Mirena is type of birth control device that is implanted directly into the uterus. It was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 to prevent pregnancy, and in 2009 to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. Mirena slowly releases the hormone levonorgestrel, which prevents pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, and thinning the lining of the uterus.
The levonorgestrel in Mirena has been linked to an increased risk for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. However, unlike other levonorgestrel-containing birth control products, The Mirena IUD labeling does not feature a warning about this potential side effect.
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension occurs when an excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up inside the skull, which increases pressure on the brain. Signs and symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision (diplopia)
- Eye injury (papilledema)
- Buzzing sound in the ears (tinnitus)
- Vision loss
Do I Have a Mirena Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Mirena side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.