Partner Roopal Luhana Featured for Her Expertise in IUD Product Liability Cases
Chaffin Luhana founder and partner Roopal P. Luhana was recently featured in Medical Risk Law, where she shared her expertise on intrauterine device (IUD) product liability cases. Produced by Wordsworth Law Publications, Inc., the publication is a respected business-to-business magazine with over 20 years presence in the legal industry, delivering expertise and excellence in vital areas of medical law and civil practice.
Fighting for Women’s Rights and Protection
Ms. Luhana is a recognized force in protecting women’s rights and has years of experience in litigation related to women’s reproductive health. She served as one of only two court-appointed women on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in consolidated litigation against Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills, representing women who suffered side effects like blood clots, including deep vein thromboses and pulmonary emboli. She also works closely with female clients and co-counsel on transvaginal mesh and Paragard IUD cases.
She points out in her article that IUDs are considered to be one of the most effective methods of birth control, designed to be used long-term, but that many women have filed lawsuits against manufacturers of these devices because of serious injuries.
The Paragard IUD, for example, has been linked to uterine damage, inflammation, migration, breakage, infections, scarring, and organ damage. Women who experienced these injuries often have to undergo additional surgeries to have the Paragard removed, and even then, it can be difficult for surgeons to detect and extract all broken pieces.
Ms. Luhana also mentions the Mirena IUD, which is the focus of a number of lawsuits because of alleged injuries including migration, perforation of the uterine wall, and embedment into the uterus, as well as neurological and brain problems like pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe, and when they fail to live up to that responsibility, Ms. Luhana and the Chaffin Luhana team are ready to fight to help women recover damages. Throughout the article, she makes it clear the importance of gathering as much evidence as possible to support a plaintiff’s case— including medical records and bills, manufacturer documents, expert and scientific testimony, and even the defective product itself.
“In sum,” she wrote, “IUD product injury cases are complicated and involve complicated scientific issues. However, if counsel can collect the critical evidence described above, a plaintiff’s chance for a successful outcome increases significantly.”