New York, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2014
Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the issuance of a new Order in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court that pertains to state-filed Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com/) over the IUD.
According to court documents, the Case Management Order announced on April 1st, 2014 approves a short form commission process for obtaining out-of-state discovery in claims centralized in the litigation. A Case List posted on the Court’s website the next day showed 703 Mirena lawsuits now filed in New Jersey on behalf of women who allege spontaneous migration of the birth control device, as well as uterine perforations and other complications that followed insertion by a healthcare provider. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“Our Firm’s attorneys continue to hear from women who may have been injured by the Mirena IUD. We are pleased to see further progress in the New Jersey Superior Court litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices like Mirena. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women whose birth control implants may have spontaneously migrated away from the uterus, causing uterine perforations and other side effects.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
Included in more than 700 claims filed in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court are allegations that spontaneous migration of the Mirena IUD may lead to organ damage, vaginal scarring, ectopic pregnancy and other complications. According to plaintiffs, Mirena’s labeling only notes its potential to migrate if the uterus has perforated during implantation, but not its possibility to move away from the uterine wall after proper insertion by a healthcare provider. Women in these cases go on to claim that the IUD was negligently designed, manufactured and marketed by its manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who allegedly failed to adequately warn patients and their doctors about risks that may be associated with its product.
In addition to hundreds of lawsuits pending in New Jersey, court records indicate that 428 Mirena IUD lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York as of March 2014. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
Women in these cases similarly allege that Bayer has a history of downplaying the side effects of Mirena from the general public, and was admonished for doing so in 2009 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to a Warning Letter issued that year, certain promotions of the IUD contained misleading marketing claims about its safety and effectiveness.
The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 as a contraceptive. Its list of approved uses later expanded in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who used it for birth control. Since its launch into the U.S. market, an investigation led by 7 Action News in Detroit found in August 2013 that 70,000 Mirena complications reports have been filed with the FDA since 2000. Several instances of device dislocation and uterine perforations were noted in these complaints, according to the report.*
Women who allegedly experienced spontaneous migration of the IUD, as well as uterine perforations and other complications following insertion of Mirena may be eligible to seek compensation for damages related to their injury. Learn more about Mirena perforation and other serious complications when you visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or when you visit the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. You may also call our attorneys directly to obtain a free and confidential evaluation of your potential case at 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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