DrugRisks has learned that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation signed a Transfer Order on April 8, centralizing all cases filed in the Mirena MDL to the Southern District of New York.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
The IUD safety advocates at DrugRisks.com are announcing updated information on the site for women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. A federal judicial panel ruled on April 8th that lawsuits filed in the Mirena IUD multidistrict litigation will be consolidated to the Southern District of New York.
DrugRisks was created to provide those using popular medication devices, such as IUD contraceptives, with the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can determine if other patients are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center has added a study from the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons cautioning patients about the migration and perforation of Mirena IUDs after implantation*.
Also, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently published a study highlighting the risks for women who must undergo surgery to remove an IUD like Mirena after the devices dislodge and perforate into the abdominal cavity**.
Estimating that with 2 million users, hundreds of patients may file a Mirena lawsuit, lawyers recently requested that cases be consolidated to one federal Multi-District Litigation court***.
Now, DrugRisks has learned that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation signed a Transfer Order on April 8, centralizing all cases filed in the Mirena MDL to the Southern District of New York (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434).
Bayer had opposed consolidating the cases in federal court over concerns that it could increase the number of patents filing claims****.
Anyone who suffered perforation or required surgery while using a Mirena IUD is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights. Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugRisks only recommends lawyers who are already handling Mirena lawsuits.
Visit http://www.DrugRisks.com today for more information on Mirena IUD research, side effects and litigation news, or to speak with a lawyer.
***In Re: Mirena IUD Product Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:12-CV-2780; harrismartin.com/media/uploads/documents/DRU-1301-27.pdf