The intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena has caused serious injury to thousands of users, and many women have already initiated lawsuits against manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals. These plaintiffs allege that Mirena is a defective and unreasonably dangerous product, because it can cause ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), perforation of the uterus wall, sepsis, and more. These injuries can result in costly medical bills, time off work, and extensive recovery time. If you have been injured by Mirena, you are likely wondering if it is possible for you to file your own lawsuit and what such a lawsuit may cost.
Common Costs of Mirena Lawsuits
Every lawsuit is different, therefore the costs associated with each Mirena lawsuit will also differ. However, some common costs include the following:
- Obtaining medical records;
- Fees imposed by the court;
- Conducting depositions;
- Hiring expert witnesses;
- Conducting medical research or studies;
- Costs associated with storing and reviewing a defendant’s documents;
- Attorney’s fees; and
- Legal research services.
Contingency Fees at Lopez McHugh
In sum, pharmaceutical litigation can be very expensive and can require a significant amount of money before even seeing a courtroom. Because it would be difficult or impossible for a plaintiff to pay all of these fees up front when recovery is not guaranteed, Lopez McHugh, LLP works on a contingency fee basis for all Mirena cases.
A contingency fee means, simply put, that clients are not responsible for expenses or attorneys’ fees unless you win your case. Our firm covers the costs of pursuing the lawsuit and only gets reimbursed for those costs and our fees if you win a settlement or verdict. This means that plaintiffs do not have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for the lawsuit.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys for Help with Your Mirena Lawsuit
Although a lawsuit may seem daunting, at Lopez McHugh, we will guide you through every step of the process. If you have suffered a Mirena injury, do not hesitate to contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.