The Mirena intrauterine device, manufactured by Bayer, has been determined to cause a number of serious side effects over which plaintiffs across the United States have filed Mirena lawsuits. The lawsuits are in their early stages, however, so providing dollar amounts for payouts or settlements is not possible at this time. Nevertheless, the Rottenstein Law Group can offer some insight into how the courts will determine compensation.
Lawsuit Damages Are Based on Extent of Injury
There is no one-size-fits-all figure for compensation for injuries suffered by the Mirena IUD. The best gauge for determining the amount of payout a person can receive from a Mirena lawsuit or settlement is the degree to which the IUD injured her.
For those who have been injured by the Mirena, some damages they can claim will be more quantifiable than others. Medical costs, lost income, and transportation expenses can be easily calculated with proper documentation. These are usually called “economic damages.” Their opposite, “non-economic damages,” include pain and suffering and the loss of companionship with a spouse, and these are not easily quantifiable. For non-economic damages, the negotiating experience and style of your Mirena IUD lawyer can influence the outcome. Ultimately, the different types of damages a plaintiff can claim are likely to increase the amount of compensation in Mirena lawsuits.
Cases Taken on ‘Contingency’
Many recipients are also concerned that the cost of hiring a Mirena lawyer will outweigh the benefits. Importantly, lawyers who accept personal injury cases typically charge their clients a percentage of the total damages or settlement. The percentage of this “contingency fee” is negotiated before your Mirena lawyer will begin representing you. If you do not win your case against Bayer, you will likely pay your lawyer nothing or very little.
Lawsuits Are Pending Across the United States
There are lawsuits in several states in which plaintiffs are seeking compensation for injuries they suffered as a result of their Mirena IUD implantation. In New Jersey state court there are at least 16 lawsuits alleging the IUD caused serious injuries, including perforations to uteruses.
On April 8, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation assigned all pending Mirena lawsuits filed in federal courts to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Cathy Seibel will oversee and coordinate the pretrial proceedings for these cases.
RLG Will Help You Obtain Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
If your Mirena IUD injured you, then you deserve to be made whole. The Rottenstein Law Group understands your anger and offers compassionate and committed representation to ensure you are fully compensated. To discuss your case with a lawyer from RLG, click on this link or call 1-877-681-0493, and we will contact you as soon as possible.