Average Mirena Case Settlement – Value of a Lawsuit

Average Mirena Case Settlement – Value of a Lawsuit

The Mirena IUD is an contraceptive birth control device used by thousands of women across the country. Our law firm receives numerous inquiries from women who have suffered serious medical complications due to the use of defective Mirena implants. One of the most common questions asked by prospective clients to our attorneys is, “what is the value of my case,” or “what is the average settlement amount for Mirena claims.”

The estimated value of a case involving defective medical devices is predicated on numerous factors unique to the individual including the extent and severity of the injury, lost wages and loss of future income, pain and suffering associated with injury and a whether there is a requirement for future medical procedures and rehabilitation care. A more comprehensive analysis of your case by a trained legal representative is necessary to determine an estimated value of your specific case.

Legal Assistance: Feel free to contact our law offices after reading this article To received a free non cost review of your claim for injuries caused by Mirena IUD. Call toll free (855)385-2529

Factors in Determining the Estimated Value of Your Case

Severity and Extent of Injuries Suffered: A calculation of current and future medical costs is one the most important factors in determining the value of your case. Medical expenses will be based on medical diagnosis by a trained physician, medical bills, hospitalizations, and necessity for medication, future medical procedures and rehabilitation care.

Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income: Victims of defective contraceptive medical device are entitled to full recovery for loss of wages and a loss of future income due to their inability to work. A vocational expert will be able to calculate not only the monetary amount an individual has lost but also any future loss or reduction in income due to disabilities or inability to work in the same field.

Life Impact: Impact to your life is a significant factor in determinate value of your case. Questions that will be asked and must be determined by a jury regarding life impact include

  • How has the injury you suffered changed you?
  • How has your life been different as a result of this accident?
  • What are you not able to enjoy any longer?

Such answer require not only psychological evaluations and expert testimony, but specific stories from the injured party such how has this changed your sexual relationship. These are all facts which should be recorded in a journal where possible.

Pain and Suffering: In most jurisdictions in the United States pain and suffering is calculated on a ped diem basis. That is a jury must evaluate and then place a daily monetary value or your level of suffering including emotional distress. The jury will then multiply that number by the amount of days you are expected to experience pain and suffering. So, for example a jury place a daily value for pain and suffering of $500.00 per day multiplied by 1,500 days. Thus the value for pain and suffering will amount to $750,000.

Maximizing the Value of My Case

So how do you increase the value of your case. Through our experience we have identified several key factors needed to boost or increase your personal injury settlement.

  • Medical Reports: Make sure the law firm representing you will submitted full medical reports to insurance carriers and at fault parties. It is important that your medical reports be evaluated properly
  • Assess future medical complications: It is important that you make sure you have fully healed. It most cases it is not advised to start settlement negotiations until you have reached a full or maximum healing potential.
  • Be prepared to file: While this is not always a case, your attorney needs to be prepared to file a lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit is not the same as filing a claim with the insurance carrier.

Legal Representation: If you have any further legal questions and would like to speak with an los angeles personal injury attorney regarding your case feel free to contact our law offices. All consultations regarding your case is free of charge.

Further Information:

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Mirena Lawsuit

Mirena Class Action Lawsuit Information

Mirena Injuries – Perforation of the Vaginal Wall


I was given the Mirena iud in 2002 upon wanting to get it removed in 2008 just after the five years o was told it was in bedded in my uterine wall and could only be removed surgically but that it wasn’t doing any harm so I could just leave it on there well it has done harm I have not had a period sin e 2002 I am infertile and was told that since I already had children that that shouldn’t be a burden not sure if I can still file a lawsuit or if it’s been to long I just found out about this lawsuit and the problems with Mirena


I just had a pap done yesterday. july 22.
I also had my mirena examined because i mentioned that i no longer felt a string but could feel something poking out under the skin above the opening of my cervix. I had my mirena implanted in Aug 2009 and was told that if it’s in place that it should be good for another year. However My Mirena Iud had no visible string and the nurse practitioner in the middle of my pap/examination asked if i every planned to have anymore children. I said not for awhile. It was a random question. She finished the exam and told me that if i want to let one of the other Drs find the string and try pulling it out that i could try that because she could not find it. But i made a point to tell her i was not comfortable with a male dr. especially because the dr. that she wanted to help locate the strings was Dr. Masse.
Dr. Masse was the Dr. who inserted my IUD and had been my OB dr. I do not trust Dr masse . because he did not listen to my concerns during my pregnancy despite having painful braxton Hicks contractions and heavy bleeding at 35 weeks. My son was born with maconium in the amniotic fluid and the dr. did not tell me this. Or that my son also needed oxygen. I had pain during my pregnancy from 23 weeks to 38weeks when my son was then born. Dr masse ignored my concerned . He told me i was just small and this was normal if the the baby moved. Beyond everything…my son was born with a rare brain disorder called schitzencephly and has cerebral palsy I simply do not trust Dr. masse. …the Dr that she wanted to help find the strings.
Anyways after the pap/mirana examination i noticed a bloody cotton swab on the table hat the nurse practitioner had then quickly thrown away into the garbage. I noticed it before she did and I asked if that blood came from me. Her response was to pick some random object up and asked if that was what i had been referring to …I said “no you just through it in the garbage” so she opened the garbage lid and picked up the cotton swab and said “you mean this”? I said “yes” and she said it was nothing to worry about. I was concerned because it looked like fresh bright red blood covering this huge cotton swab after she was digging around looking for the string.
So the exam was over and she let me know that i will here back with the result of my pap soon and i will need an ultrasound to locate the device and that i will be receiving a call to schedule the ultrasound appointment.

Today i received the call to schedule my ultrasound and i scheduled it for next Thursday July/30th at 2:00 and have been instructed to have a full bladder for a vaginal and tummy ultrasound. The lady on the phone told me that I should just let the Dr take care of taking out my mirena here (In Marintte Wi at Bay Area Medical Hospital) instead of going to (Green bay wisconsin) which less than an hour drive. She said that after the ultra sound If the mirena didn’t fall out (which i know it did not because i can feel a hard pointy piece poking under my skin above my cervix opening) …she said if it’s there and didn’t fall out that i could just simply go to the hospital here and be “sedated” because if the dr. has to “search” for it ….then that will be better for me the patient. I again stated that I would like to go to Green bay …I did not mention my distrust to the women on the phone or the nurse practitioner i simply stated i do not want a male dr.
I’m not sure if there are things i should watch for to build my case? I’m confident the medical staff is aware that they will have a lawsuit on there hands already at this point and will take steps to distinguish the evidence either by placing blame on me some how or by not stating the true findings in the future medical reports


I just had my original Mirena removed and another one put in. I had not heard of these problems until recently. In January my eye dr became concerned with the pressure in one of my eyes. I had a ultrasound and nothing was odd. I have low blood pressure but I’ve been gaining weight constantly. Now my eye with the pressure issues continues to get worse. I retain water at a crazy level and if I fly, it’s really bad.

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