MIRENA contraceptive device – National Class Action
Date of Initial Application: July 19, 2013
BE ADVISED THAT ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC ORDERED THE SUSPENSION OF THE PRESENT QUEBEC (MIRENA) CLASS ACTION FILE, WHILE A SIMILAR NATIONAL CLASS ACTION PROCEEDS IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA.
LEX GROUP Inc. has launched and is pursuing a national class action on behalf of all Canadian residents who have used the intraunterine contraceptive device known as MIRENA, which device was manufactured, marketed and/or distributed by Bayer Inc. and/or other Bayer companies (hereinafter collectively “Bayer”).
MIRENA is a T-shaped contraceptive device that is inserted inside a woman’s uterus. The present Class Action is ONLY concerning migration of the Mirena device and not perforation or embedment of the device. Migration involves the device leaving the uterus altogether. Perforation relates to the device making a hole in or piercing the wall of the uterus. Embedment refers to the device becoming stuck or lodged in the wall of the uterus. The difference between migration and the other two is important, since we are pursuing claims relating to migration ONLY. We are NOT pursuing other types of claims regarding the Mirena device. If migration has occurred, MIRENA must be removed by a healthcare professional, sometimes by means of surgery.
Accordingly, if you are using or have used the MIRENA device and may have experienced migration of the device, then you MAY be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office. Should you be a member of the class defined in this Class Action, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant a favorable final judgment in the class action or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court).
Please visit this website periodically, in order to be kept informed and determine if the proposed class action has been authorized, if a final judgment has been rendered by the Court, or if any settlement has been reached (which must be approved by the Court).
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If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below. Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys). You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court. Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm. We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed. It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings. You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court. By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests. If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website. The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members.
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Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience. However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail. We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial motion to authorize the bringing of the class action which describes the case in much more detail. You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.