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Can I file a lawsuit against the Mirena IUD?

Asked by user in Washington.

I received a Mirena IUD in 2014 and suffered problems for several months. Is it too late to file a lawsuit?

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

I’m sorry to hear about the problems you experienced.

There have been thousands of lawsuits related to Mirena IUDs to date. Most of these lawsuits allege that:

  • Mirena misled users about the benefits of the device, or
  • Mirena failed to warn users about the risks associated with the device.

You can read more about Mirena lawsuits here.

As you alluded to, every state has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In Washington, product liability lawsuits are generally limited to 3 years from the date you discover your injury (See RCW 4.16.080).

Based on the information you provided, it is probably too late to file a lawsuit. However, there are rare exceptions to the statute of limitations. My advice is to meet with a personal injury attorney in your area. Most initial consultations are free and the attorney will be able to review your case in detail and explain your options.

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