I expect the number of lawsuits filed in state and federal courts to increase, especially when you consider the growing number of complaints to the FDA.
(PRWEB) June 26, 2013
As complaints mount and federal litigation grows, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a Mirena IUD law firm, notes that more women are filing Mirena IUD injury lawsuits. The firm, which maintains the Mirena IUD Lawsuit Center, is actively monitoring lawsuit developments and offering its insight into Mirena IUD news.
To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 70,000 complaints about the Mirena hormonal IUD, according to NBC 5.* Lawsuits filed in federal courts have exceeded 50. This milestone follows an April consolidation of those cases into one court under a single judge, according to court records for In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation (MDL-2434, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York).
The complaints and lawsuits, according to NBC 5 and the federal court documents, center on a few major alleged side effects, including device migration and uterine perforation. There is also the possibility of the device’s becoming embedded in other parts of the body after leaving the uterus, according to the allegations in the documents.
“The women who contact our firm to file Mirena lawsuits allege those side effects and others,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “I expect the number of lawsuits filed in state and federal courts to increase, especially when you consider the growing number of complaints to the FDA.”
More than 60 Mirena lawsuits were consolidated in May 2013 in New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County, according to court documents in In re Mirena Litigation (Case No. 297, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County). In both the federal and state consolidations, the lawsuits are not class actions. It is a method for improving efficiency and reducing costs for pretrial proceedings. Each case has the potential to go to trial with potential compensation for each plaintiff.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those with the Mirena hormonal IUD to visit this page to download a free informational brochure about the device and users’ eligibility to file a lawsuit.
For the latest news on defective medications and medical devices and related lawsuits, visit the Rottenstein Law Group LLP’s Injury Lawyer Newswire at injurylawyernewswire.com. Readers can subscribe to the news site’s stories and videos to stay on top of personal injury news.
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