How a Legal Loan Can Help If You’re Filing a Mirena IUD Lawsuit
The number of legal claims filed against the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD continues to grow. Recently, the number of cases were ruled large enough to warrant coordinated pretrial proceedings. Coordination of these cases is only done when the number of cases climbs high enough and the scope is considered significant.
In fact, earlier this year, a judge ruled against consolidation of proceedings. The recent move to coordinate is testimony to the increase in the number of cases.
A growing number of cases
Right now, there are 113 product liability lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer, in 17 different courts across the U.S. The number is expected to rise higher.
Mirena is a birth control device implanted in the uterus. Part of it is a polyethylene frame that includes a reservoir that releases levonorgestrel, a second generation progestin. Levonorgestrel is used in many birth control products.
Unfortunately, it is known that in these other forms of pregnancy prevention levonorgestrel has been linked to risks of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). PTC is sometimes called idiopathic intracranial hemorrhage, or IIH.
Despite this, Mirena packaging and promotion failed to warn women and health care personnel about the need to monitor for symptoms of PTC, which can cause vision problems, extreme headaches, and may cause blindness due to permanent optic nerve damage. Had monitoring occurred, patients could have stopped taking Mirena before the symptoms progressed.
Legal loans: help with economic security
If you’re filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit, you may recover losses and perhaps be granted punitive damages. Yet court cases can be lengthy. Almost no court case is settled quickly. They can take months or years.
If you have medical bills or have lost wages, legal loans can be a way to be economically secure as the cases wait for resolution.
Many plaintiffs may not understand the benefits of legal loans. They are not like the customary bank or credit union loan. Why? Because they are non-recourse. That means they are more like cash advances than like loans.
If your claim is settled in your favor, you will make loan payments at a reasonable interest rate.
If your claim is settled in the defendant’s favor, you don’t owe anything. Look at your legal loan contract to verify that. You won’t owe anything if you lose. The money can be used for anything: groceries, mortgage, medical bills, or retraining costs.
You can also use it for economic security. You won’t be susceptible to pressure to settle early and perhaps too low from insurance companies or any other party.
To apply for a legal loan:
- Fill out a simple form, with no obligation to accept an offer.
- You’ll receive an answer about your approval within 24 hours.
- If you accept the offer, you’ll have cash in your hand quickly.
Additional “Mirena IUD lawsuit” resources
- “Judge Rules Against Some 1,300 Lawsuits Over Bayer’s Mirena IUD.” Fox News. July 29, 2016, http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/07/29/judge-rules-against-some-1300-lawsuits-over-bayers-mirena-iud.html
- Simbra, Maria. “Warning Issued for Popular Type of Birth Control.” CBS Pittsburgh. July 18, 2013, http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/18/warning-issued-for-popular-type-of-birth-control/