We have heard from numerous women who have allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications, and expect a large number of filings in this litigation. We are pleased to see these cases moving forward.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 15, 2013
Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the judge tasked with overseeing all federally-filed Mirena IUD lawsuits in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, has issued the first Order in the Mirena litigation. Among other things, the April 12th Order directs attorneys for the parties to submit Position Statements to the Court no later than May 11, 2013. According to the Order, the Mirena litigation’s Initial Conference will be held on May 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
“We have heard from numerous women who have allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications, and expect a large number of filings in this litigation. We are pleased to see these cases moving forward,” 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 allegedly suffered device migration, uterine perforations, and other serious Mirena complications.
The Mirena IUD is approved as a contraceptive device, and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary form of birth control. In 2009, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Bayer after finding that its Mirena promotions overstated the efficacy of the device and minimized the risk of side effects associates with the IUD.* Statistics from the FDA also indicate that Mirena side effects have been cited in thousands of adverse event reports made to the agency, including device migration and uterine perforations.**
On April 8th, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation (JPML) ordered all federally-filed Mirena IUD lawsuits transferred to the Southern District of New York for pretrial proceedings. According to the JPML’s Transfer Order, more than 40 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in 17 federal jurisdictions. Plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits allege the IUD migrated away from its original position in the uterus, leading to uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications. Among other things, the Mirena lawsuits accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of overstating Mirena’s benefits and downplaying its risks.
In August 2012, Bayer filed an application with the New Jersey Supreme Court seeking the establishment of a consolidated litigation for all Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in the state in Middlesex County. While the request was rejected, plaintiffs in in those claims recently filed a new application with the Court asking it to reconsider. Among other things, the new application points out that there are now at least 60 Mirena lawsuits pending in courts throughout New Jersey.***
Alleged victims of device migration, uterine perforations or other serious Mirena complications may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about Mirena lawsuits by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please call (877) 779-1414.
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