New York, New York (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Mirena IUD lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/mirena-iud/lawsuit/) continue to move forward in a consolidated litigation now underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management Order issued on August 5th, the Court has established parameters governing the parties’ contact with Plaintiffs’ treating physicians. Among other things, the Order stipulates that Plaintiffs’ counsel may engage in ex parte communication with treating physicians in matters pertaining to a particular individual’s medical condition, including physician’s records, course of treatment, or product warnings. However, they may not discuss product liability issues or theories, or Defendants’ research documents or related materials. Physicians must also be informed that all such discussions are voluntary and can be declined. Finally, the Order prohibits Defense counsel from engaging in ex parte discussions with treating physicians, except as to deposition scheduling. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“Our Firm is representing numerous plaintiffs in this litigation, and we continue to hear from other alleged victims of spontaneous IUD migration and related Mirena complications. We are pleased to see these cases 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 IUD lawsuit evaluations to women who were seriously harmed, allegedly due to spontaneous migration of the IUD.
The Mirena IUD is a long-acting method of birth control that was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. In 2009, its approved uses were expanded to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD for birth control. That same year, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after finding that one of its Mirena promotions exaggerated the IUD’s benefits and understated its potentially serious side effects.
Court records indicate that more than 900 claims are pending in Bergen County Superior Court, all of which accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn users of the IUD that the device could spontaneously migrate from its proper position in the uterus long after its proper insertion by a healthcare provider. Plaintiffs further allege that this occurrence caused a number of painful and serious Mirena complications, including uterine perforations, organ damage, scarring and infertility. According to the complaints, many of the plaintiffs were forced to undergo surgery to locate and remove Mirena and repair damage caused by the IUD.
In addition to the cases pending in New Jersey, court documents show that at least 612 additional Mirena lawsuits involving similar allegations have been filed in a federal multicounty litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
Alleged victims of Mirena complications related to spontaneous IUD migration may be entitled to compensation from Bayer. To learn more about the ongoing Mirena litigation please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free and confidential Mirena case review, please call 800-511-5092.
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