New York, New York (PRWEB) August 19, 2013
Mirena lawsuits (http://www.mirenaiud-lawsuit.com/) filed on behalf of women who suffered uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications, allegedly due to spontaneous migration of the IUD, continue to move forward in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to documents filed in the proceeding, the Court entered an Order on August 12, 2013 addressing Proper Party-Defendant and Service Procedures upon Defendant, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“We continue to hear from women who used this IUD and allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications, some that resulted in surgical removal of the IUD, after the device spontaneously migrated from its proper position in the uterus. We are pleased to see that Mirena IUD lawsuits are progressing through the courts,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena lawsuit consultations to young women who allegedly suffered uterine perforations, device migration and other serious Mirena complications.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a contraceptive in 2000, and later as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary birth control method. According to court documents, over 180 Mirena lawsuits are currently pending in the New Jersey litigation, all of which allege users of the IUD suffered serious injuries after the device spontaneously migrated from the uterus and punctured the uterine wall. Among other things, plaintiffs accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of failing to provide patients and doctors with adequate warnings regarding the risks associated with Mirena. The Court has scheduled the proceeding’s next Case Management Conference for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Court filings also indicate that more than 100 Mirena lawsuits involving similar allegations have been filed in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. The next conference in the federal proceeding has been scheduled for September 26, 2013. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
According to recent media reports, the FDA has received more than 70,000 complaints involving Mirena complications since the IUD was first brought to market.* In 2009, an FDA Warning Letter criticized Bayer for making what the agency said were misleading claims about the purported benefits of the IUD and the potential for serious Mirena complications.
Victims of alleged Mirena complications could be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Read More about the litigation involving Mirena at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free evaluation of your Mirena lawsuit, please call 800-511-5092.
*newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control, NewsChannel 5, June 17, 2013
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