New York, New York (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Plaintiffs in Mirena IUD lawsuits are seeking the establishment of a multidistrict litigation for all federally-filed claims, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. In a petition filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on January 16, 2013, Plaintiffs request that all pending and future Mirena lawsuits be transferred to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio for pretrial proceedings. According to the petition, eight lawsuits pending in federal court allege the Mirena IUD is defectively designed and can migrate within a woman’s body once inserted. The petition asserts that hundreds of similar claims are likely to be filed by users of the Mirena IUD in the future. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. n/a (JPML))*
“We have heard from dozens of women who sustained serious injuries, allegedly as a result of the Mirena IUD. Consolidation of the Mirena lawsuits would eliminate the risk of conflicting rulings from the various federal courts where the cases are pending,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to women who suffered spontaneous device migration, uterine perforations, and other alleged Mirena complications.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD was approved as a contraceptive by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. The small, plastic t-shaped device is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider, where it releases levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestin. The device may remain in place for up to 5 years. In 2009, Mirena’s approved uses were expanded to include treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their method of birth control. That same year, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer after finding that one of its Mirena promotions overstated the IUD’s benefits and minimized its risks.**
According to the petition filed with the JPML, Mirena is used by more than 2 million women in the U.S. All of the pending claims allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the device, has a history of overstating the efficacy of Mirena while understating its potential safety concerns. Plaintiffs further claim they suffered injuries and/or surgery after the Mirena IUD perforated the uterine wall and migrated away from its original position.
On January 8th, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court declined a request by Bayer that 16 Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in that state be centralized in a single proceeding in Middlesex County Superior Court. ***
Young women who used Mirena and suffered device migration leading to uterine perforations or other serious injuries may be entitled to file their own Mirena IUD lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about Mirena complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s Mirena IUD lawsuit website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today by calling (877) 779-1414.
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