St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
National product safety litigators at The Onder Law Firm are pleased to report progress in the proceedings for Mirena IUD lawsuits consolidated in the New Jersey Superior Court. According to court documents, the number of cases being handled in this court has risen to 703, which represents the largest concentration of Mirena IUD cases in the United States. (Mirena Litigation, Case 297) The proceedings for these complaints were initiated on May 20, 2013 and continue to move forward steadily. A significant number of Mirena lawsuits are also pending in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York (MDL No. 2434).
According to court documents in both cases, plaintiffs in Mirena IUD lawsuits allege that the device has spontaneously migrated internally, causing it to perforate the uterus, damage nearby organs, and that in some cases, women have become pregnant while relying on the device for contraception. Ectopic pregnancy is another health risk associated with the Mirena IUD. The women involved in these cases claim they were not warned of the potentially serious risks involved with using the product.
Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets the Mirena IUD, was issued a warning letter by the FDA in 2009 for misbranding the product, a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The letter states a marketing campaign for the device, “overstates the efficacy of Mirena, presents unsubstantiated claims, minimizes the risks of using Mirena, and includes false or misleading presentations regarding Mirena.” (FDA Warning Letter to Bayer, 12/30/2009, fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM197229.pdf) Minimizing the risks associated with using the Mirena IUD is the primary allegation of the lawsuits facing Bayer now.
Attorneys handling Mirena IUD claims at The Onder Law Firm believe that women who have experienced IUD migration, perforation, pregnancy, and internal organ damage may be entitled to real compensation through filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit. The firm provides comprehensive information at its Mirena IUD Lawsuit Center. Visit the site to learn about who may qualify to file a Mirena lawsuit or to contact a Mirena IUD attorney directly. Preliminary case evaluation is available at no cost and Mirena IUD lawyer services are always provided on a contingency basis, meaning there is no legal charge unless we collect on your behalf. The Onder Law Firm welcomes Mirena lawsuit case referrals from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from Mirena IUD attorneys at http://www.mirenaiudlawsuitcenter.com/.