New York, New York (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
Hundreds of Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) pending in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, are continuing to move forward, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to documents filed in the proceeding, the Court will convene a Status Conference on January 22, 2014. At that time, it is expected that the Court will address two Motions to Dismiss that are expected to be filed in the near future by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. One of the motions involves certain Mirena IUD lawsuits which Bayer claims were filed after the statute of limitations expired. The second potential Motion to Dismiss would relate to cases where a Plaintiff’s Fact Sheet has not been filed. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
“We are representing a number of women who have filed Mirena lawsuits in this proceeding after allegedly suffering uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications related to the spontaneous migration of the IUD. We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena lawsuit reviews to women who may have suffered uterine perforations, infections, scarring, organ damage or other side effects allegedly associated with spontaneous migration of the device.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD was brought to market in 2000 as a contraceptive device. In 2009, its approved uses were expanded to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wished to use an IUD as their primary method of birth control. Bayer received a Warning Letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2009, after the agency determined that one of its Mirena promotions made misleading claims involving the benefits associated with the device, and downplayed the risk of serious Mirena complications.
Court documents indicate that at least 344 lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of New York on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications. Among other things, the Mirena lawsuits claim that the product’s label lacks a warning regarding its potential to spontaneously migrate after the IUD has been properly inserted by a doctor. Rather, plaintiffs point out that the label only cautions that this type of Mirena migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during insertion.
In addition to the Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in the federal proceeding, court records show that at least 488 additional claims involving similar allegations are also pending in a multicounty litigation now underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
Women who have allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications following spontaneous migration of the device may be entitled to file their own Mirena lawsuit. To learn more about the litigation involving the Mirena IUD, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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