New York, New York (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
A panel of federal judges will soon consider whether or not federally-filed Mirena IUD lawsuits should be transferred to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, for pre-trial proceedings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Notice of Hearing Session dated February 15th, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear oral arguments on the proposed Mirena lawsuit consolidation on March 21st in San Diego, California. According to the Notice, at least eight Mirena lawsuits are currently pending in federal courts throughout the U.S. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434 (JPML))
“Considering that some 2 million women use the device, a large number of Mirena IUD lawsuit filings are certainly possible. Given the potential size of this litigation, consolidation of these cases in one court for pre-trial purposes will certainly be the most efficient method of proceeding with these lawsuits,” 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.
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a birth control method in 2000. 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. The small, plastic t-shaped device is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider, where it may remain for up to 5 years.
According to the Petition for Transfer filed by Plaintiffs on January 16th, Mirena lawsuits pending in federal courts allege that Bayer has a history of overstating the efficacy of Mirena while understating its potential safety concerns. Plaintiffs further allege they suffered serious injuries after the Mirena IUD perforated the uterine wall and migrated away from its original position. On February 7th, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals filed a Response to Plaintiffs' Petion opposing the proposed consolidation.
Court records also indicate that Bayer had petitioned the New Jersey Supreme Court last year for the establishment of a consolidated proceeding in Middlesex County for 16 Mirena IUD lawsuits pending in New Jersey Superior Courts. However, that request was declined on January 8th.*
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 lawsuit website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today by calling (877) 779-1414.
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