New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
Hundreds of Mirena IUD lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) alleging injuries due to spontaneous migration of the contraceptive device continue to move forward in a multicounty litigation underway in Bergen County Superior Court, New Jersey, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated January 14, 2014, the Court has established protocols for all depositions taken in the proceeding. Among other things, the Order stipulates that steps should be taken to encourage counsel in other state and federal proceedings involving Mirena lawsuits to coordinate depositions with the New Jersey litigation, in order to avoid duplicative discovery and conserve the resources of the courts and parties involved. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“We are representing a number of women in Mirena lawsuits, and are encouraged to see that the proceedings involving these cases are moving forward,” 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 may have suffered uterine perforations, infections, scarring, organ damage or other Mirena side effects allegedly associated with spontaneous migration of the device.
Court documents indicate that 488 Mirena IUD lawsuits were pending in the New Jersey litigation as of January 14, 2014. All of these complaints allege that spontaneous migration of the IUD, even after the device had been properly inserted by a health care provider, resulted in serious Mirena side effects, including uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and organ damage. Plaintiffs further allege that the Mirena label fails to warn about the potential for this occurrence, but only cautions that IUD migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during insertion.
In addition to the claims pending in the New Jersey litigation, more than 300 Mirena lawsuits involving similar allegations have also been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.)
The Mirena IUD has been on the market since 2000, and is approved as a contraceptive, and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary form of birth control. The FDA issued Bayer a warning letter in 2009, after finding that one of its Mirena promotions overstated the benefits associated with the IUD and understated its risks.
Alleged victims of Mirena side effects associated with spontaneous migration of the IUD may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages, including out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. To learn more about filing a Mirena lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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