New York, New York (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
More than 1,000 Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) that allege spontaneous migration of the IUD resulted in uterine perorations and other serious injuries are now pending in federal and state ligations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an updated docket report issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on February 19, 2014, at least 408 such claims have 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) An updated case list issued the same day indicates that 628 Mirena IUD lawsuits are also pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“Our Firm is representing a number of women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena side effects due to spontaneous migration of the IUD, and we continue to receive inquiries about this litigation on a regular basis. It is not surprising that the number of filings have grown beyond 1,000,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena lawsuit consultations to women who may have been injured by this device.
Mirena Lawsuit Allegations
The Mirena IUD is a small t-shaped device made of flexible plastic that is inserted into a woman’s uterus, where it can remain for up to five years. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the device as a method of contraception in 2000, and expanded its uses in 2009 to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD. That same year, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals for a Mirena promotion the agency said made misleading claims about the benefits associated with the IUD, and downplayed the potential for serious Mirena side effects.
According to court documents, all of the Mirena lawsuits now pending in the state and federal litigations similarly allege that recipients of the IUD suffered uterine perforations and other serious Mirena side effects following spontaneous device migration. The lawsuits claim that Bayer failed to provide adequate warnings regarding this risk, and only cautioned that migration could occur if the uterus was perforated upon insertion.
Women who have suffered uterine perforations, organ damage, infection, ectopic pregnancy or other health problems associated with spontaneous migration of the Mirena IUD may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. To learn more about Mirena side effects, 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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