A mass tort is taking shape over the Mirena IUD, a device that many women claim migrates after insertion and becomes embedded in the uterus or punctures organs, requiring surgical removal and sometimes causing infection and other injuries.
Published: January 7, 2013
Tags: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, ethics, fraud, legal ethics, mass tort, negligence, referral fees, settlements, silicosis litigation
Product liability lawsuits alleging that vaginal mesh devices implanted in women are defective and that manufacturers failed to warn about their dangers are shaping up into a widespread mass tort.
Litigation over the drug Actos is gaining momentum as a mass tort.
In addition to blood clotting injuries related to the contraceptive Yaz/Yasmin, plaintiffs’ attorneys are investigating claims that the fourth generation birth control pills also cause gallbladder problems.
Several lawsuits have been filed in federal court against Bayer Corp. over Yaz/Yasmin birth control pills, alleging that a new ingredient in this “fourth generation” contraceptive presents dangerous risks that the company failed to warn about.