Louisiana Judge Refuses to Dismiss Mirena Case

On Sept. 23, Judge Jay C. Zainey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana refused to dismiss a Mirena IUD case that was brought under the Louisiana Products Liability Act against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.  (Thompson, et al. v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 13-3702 (E.D. La.)

Mirena (levonorgestrel) is an intrauterine device placed in the uterus and is used to prevent pregnancy.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena in 2000.  In 2009, the FDA approved it as a treatment for heavy menstrual flow. Approximately 2 million women in the United States  use the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) as their chosen form of birth control.

Hundreds of Mirena lawsuits have been filed across the country.  Many are consolidated in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.)   Plaintiffs allege to have suffered uterine perforations, among other injuries.  As a result, the Mirena IUD has needed to be surgically removed.

We currently represent multiple women who have suffered injury as a result of the Mirena IUD.  If you would like more information about the Mirena litigation, please feel free to contact us toll-free 888-841-9623 or submit your inquiry online.

ZOLL, KRANZ & BORGESS, LLC – Medical Drug and Device Attorneys

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