New York, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
As Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com/) alleging serious injuries due to spontaneous migration of the IUD continue to move forward in courts throughout the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a federal judge in Louisiana has refused Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s Motion to Dismiss certain claims brought under the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) in a Mirena IUD lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who allegedly suffered complications related to expulsion of the device. In doing so, U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey of the Eastern District of Louisiana found that the claims were timely, and that the lawsuit contains sufficient allegations to withstand dismissal. However, he did grant Bayer’s motion to dismiss any non-LPLA claims, finding that the Act provides the exclusive remedy for harm caused by a manufacturer’s product. (Thompson, et al. v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 13-3702 (E.D. La.))
“This decision is of great interest to our Firm, as we are representing a number of young women who have allegedly suffered Mirena complications similar to those detailed in this lawsuit,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena IUD lawsuit evaluations to women who were seriously injured by this device.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
According to court records, more than 370 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country, including 219 that are currently pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) Another 159 similar complaints have also been filed in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.) Like the Louisiana lawsuit, all of these complaints allege that Bayer overstated the IUD’s efficacy and understated the risks of serious Mirena complications. Plaintiffs further allege to have suffered uterine perforations and embedment, ectopic pregnancy, infections, and scarring after the device spontaneously migrated from its proper position in the uterus. Some plaintiffs say they were forced to undergo surgical intervention to locate and remove the device and repair damage caused by the IUD after the Mirena migrated.
The Mirena IUD has been on the market since 2000, and is approved as both a method of birth control and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary form of contraception. According to data from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), more than 70,000 adverse event reports involving Mirena, including thousands that detail cases of device dislocation and uterine perforation, have been received by the agency since 2000.*
The FDA also issued a Warning Letter to to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in 2009 for making misleading claims about the safety and efficacy of Mirena.
Alleged victims of Mirena complications may be entitled to compensation for damages stemming from their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Learn More about potential Mirena complications at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free Mirena IUD lawsuit consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
*wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control, 7 Action News, August 27, 2013
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