Mirena Litigation Update: Court Orders Parties to Select Potential Cases Eligible for Mirena IUD Second Trial, Parker Waichman LLP Reports

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Parker Waichman LLP, which represents a number of clients in the Mirena IUD litigation, reports that a recent court order has directed both parties to select seven cases to potentially be included in the second Mirena IUD trial.

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We are pleased to see the litigation moving forward and are delighted that we are one day closer to ensuring justice for those women who have alleged suffering serious, life-changing injuries as a result of the Mirena system.

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, is reporting on recent updates concerning the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) litigation. According to a court order filed on March 17, 2015, both parties in the litigation must each select seven cases for potential inclusion in the Second Disposition Pool. The case is In Re: Mirena Litigation, Case No. 297 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division: Bergen County, Master Docket No. BER-L-4098-13; Case Management Order No. 35. Raymond C. Silverman, partner at Parker Waichman, has been appointed Co-Lead Counsel in the litigation.

For cases to be considered eligible, the Core Criteria in the Plaintiff Fact Sheet must be completed by May 1, 2015, according to the order. The Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (“PSC”) and Lead Counsel for the Defendants must inform the court of their selections, via email, by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 2, 2015. Selected cases should not have unique or idiosyncratic circumstances, the order indicates.

Parker Waichman LLP is actively involved in the Mirena litigation and represents a number of women who were allegedly injured due to implantation with the Mirena IUD. Plaintiffs allege, among other things, that the Mirena device migrated and became embedded in the uterine wall, according to the litigation.

“We are pleased to see the litigation moving forward and are delighted that we are one day closer to ensuring justice for those women who have alleged suffering serious, life-changing injuries as a result of the Mirena system,” said Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP. “As a firm that has maintained an active role in the Mirena IUD litigation that is centralized in New Jersey, we are committed to ensuring that the public remains informed of these events.”

The order also indicates that case-specific discovery in the Second Disposition Pool will be completed by February 18, 2016; case-specific discovery may continue past this point upon agreement or if good cause is shown. Each side must email the Court, identifying four of the Second Disposition Pool cases for trial, by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, March 4, 2016. Both sides are permitted two vetoes of the other party's choice, and must inform the Court of these vetoes by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, March 11, 2016. The parties must conduct depositions of all experts for the selected cases, between June 15, 2016 and September 15, 2016, according to the order. The Court will set brief schedules for dispositive motions and Kemp motions, as well as a trial schedule for the Second Disposition Pool Trial cases by August 15, 2016.

Parker Waichman LLP remains involved with numerous lawsuits brought against Bayer over alleged adverse reactions associated with its Mirena IUD system and remains available to offer offer free lawsuit consultations to those individuals who have suffered injuries allegedly associated with the Mirena IUD birth control. If you or a loved one experienced complications following the use of the Mirena, please visit the firm's Mirena® IUD Side Effects page. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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