New York, New York (PRWEB) October 19, 2013
Hundreds of Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com/) filed on behalf of young women who suffered uterine perforations and other serious complications, allegedly due to spontaneous migration of the IUD, continue to move forward in courts throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, conferences will be held next month in the consolidated state and federal litigations currently underway for Mirena IUD lawsuits. The first will be conducted on November 20th at 2:00 p.m. in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) The following day, a second conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, where federally-filed Mirena claims have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
“We are representing numerous young women in Mirena IUD lawsuits who have allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications after the device migrated from its proper location in the uterus. We are pleased to see that cases are moving forward throughout the country,” 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 may have been seriously injured by this device.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Court filings indicate that at least 219 Mirena lawsuits are currently pending in the litigation underway in New Jersey state court, while an additional 159 complaints have been filed in the federal proceeding in the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs are alleged to have suffered uterine perforations and embedment, ectopic pregnancy, infections, scarring and other serious injuries, some of which required surgical invention, due to spontaneous migration of the Mirena IUD. The lawsuits further allege that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals overstated the IUD’s efficacy and understated the risks of serious Mirena complications.
According to data obtain from from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) adverse events database by 7 Action News in August 2013, more than 70,000 complaints involving Mirena, including thousands that detail cases of device dislocation and uterine perforation, have been received by the agency since the device came on the market in 2000.* On December 30th, 2009, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Bayer, after the agency found that one of its Mirena promotions made misleading claims about the safety and efficacy of the IUD.
Women who were allegedly injured by Mirena may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Read More about potential Mirena complications at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free evaluation of your Mirena lawsuit, 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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