New York, New York (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Hundreds of Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com ) continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on April 9, 2014, the Court has established protocols for the selection of cases for early bellwether trials. Among other things, the Order directs counsel for the parties to select 24 cases for an Initial Deposition Pool by June 3, 2014. Ultimately, 12 Mirena IUD lawsuits will be chosen for the litigation’s early trials. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.)
“Our Firm is representing numerous women who allegedly suffered Mirena side effects related to spontaneous migration of the device. We are pleased to see the federal litigation is moving closer to its first trials,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena lawsuit evaluations to women who may have suffered uterine perforations, infections, scarring, organ damage or other injuries allegedly associated with spontaneous migration of the device.
According to court documents, more than 480 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of New York. An additional 703 cases are also pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently filing claims. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
According to court filings, plaintiffs in these claims allege that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of spontaneous migration and related complications. Among other things, they point out that Bayer received a Warning Letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2009 that faulted one of the company’s Mirena promotions for exaggerating the benefits purportedly associated with the IUD, and understating its risks. The lawsuits also point out that the Mirena label does not mention spontaneous IUD migration as a potential risk, but only warns that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated when the IUD is initially inserted in the uterus. All of the plaintiffs in these claims allege that their IUD was correctly inserted by their doctor.
Bellwether trials are an important phase of any large, complex litigation, such as those established for Mirena IUD lawsuits. The outcomes of these trials will help weigh the strength of plaintiffs’ claims, and may provide valuable insight into how juries could rule in similar trials.
Women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena side effects following spontaneous IUD migration may be eligible to seek compensation for damages related to their injury. Learn more about Mirena lawsuits at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or when you visit the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. You may also call our attorneys directly to obtain a free and confidential evaluation of your potential case at 800-511-5092.
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