Mirena IUD lawsuits consolidated as a class action, continue to proceed to the next step in a NY court.
A status conference was scheduled for Aug 14 with several more in subsequent weeks, during which the parties would discuss procedures to ensure cases could potentially go to trial, according to court documents.
There are more than 100 Mirena lawsuits pending in a federal court consolidation called a “multidistrict litigation,” according to court documents (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2434, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York).
The Mirena IUD lawsuits are related to alleged injuries suffered by women who used the abortifacient device, a plastic T-shaped intrauterine implant that emits the same progestins found in abortifacient oral contraceptives, removes the need for patients to take a daily pill, and actively works to interupt pregnancy for up to five years. The device also acts as a mechanical irritant to the endometrium, making the womb hostile to implantation of a newly conceived baby.
Many injured women retained a Mirena lawyer after allegedly experiencing complications including device migration, expulsion and dislodgment, uterine perforation, infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, organ damage, vaginal hemorrhage, life-threatening ectopic pregnancies, miscarriage, infertility and the need to have the implant surgically removed.