New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
Scores of Mirena lawsuits (http://www.mirenaiud-lawsuit.com/) filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications related to spontaneous migration of the IUD continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation recently established in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Scheduling Order issued on August 16, 2013, the Court has outlined a time-table for selecting Mirena IUD lawsuits for the litigation’s first bellwether trials, which could get underway in late 2015. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
“Our Firm has received Mirena lawsuit inquiries from many young women who have allegedly suffered serious injuries after the IUD migrated from its proper position in the uterus, even though the device had been correctly inserted by their healthcare provider. We are pleased to see that the federal litigation is moving forward so efficiently,” 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 alleged victims of serious Mirena complications.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
According court documents, at least 123 Mirena lawsuits are currently pending in the Southern District of New York. All of these claims allege the Mirena IUD migrated away from its original position in the uterus, leading to uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications. Plaintiffs further allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of device migration and related side effects. The litigation’s next Status Conference has been scheduled for September 26, 2013.
In addition to the claims pending in the federal multidistrict litigation, more than 180 Mirena IUD lawsuits involving similar allegations have been filed in a Multicounty Litigation now underway in Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey. A Case Management Conference has been scheduled in that proceeding for September 25, 2013. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for contraception in 2000, and in 2009 for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their method of birth control. According to recent media reports, statistics from the FDA indicate that the agency has received thousands of reports of Mirena complications, including incidents of device migration and uterine perforation, since the IUD was first brought to market.*
In 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after finding that its promotions overstated the efficacy of the IUD and minimized the risk for Mirena complications. Among other things, the FDA cited marketing claims touting Mirena’s supposed benefits for a woman’s sex life, as well as its purported ability to help her “look and feel great.”
Women allegedly injured due to spontaneous migration of Mirena may be entitled to file their own Mirena IUD lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn More about potential Mirena complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, 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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