New York, New York (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
Mirena lawsuits (http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com) continue to be filed in courts throughout the country on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by the IUD, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Most recently, a case was filed last month in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York that alleges Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals downplayed the risks associated with the contraceptive device. (Case No. 3:14-cv-00075-DRH-DGW)
“Our Firm is representing numerous Mirena lawsuit clients who also claim Bayer did not provide appropriate warnings about the risk of certain Mirena side effects,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Mirena lawsuit evaluations to women who may have been injured due to the spontaneous migration of their IUD.
Mirena Lawsuit Allegations
According to court documents, more than 1,200 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country on behalf of women who were allegedly injured due to spontaneous migration of the IUD. These include nearly 500 Mirena lawsuits that have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) An additional 700 lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
Among other things, these lawsuits allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the possibility of Mirena migration, and point out that the IUD’s label only states that migration may occur if the uterus is punctured during insertion. The complaints also note that Bayer was cited by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for a Mirena promotional campaign that the agency found to be misleading.
The Mirena IUD was approved by the FDA in 2000, and is now indicated as a method of contraception, and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary form of birth control. According to a report that aired on 7 Action News this past summer, the FDA has since received more than 70,000 complaints involving Mirena complications, including thousands that detail cases of device dislocation and uterine perforation.*
Compensation may be available to women who allegedly suffered uterine perforations and other Mirena side effects associated with spontaneous IUD migration. Find out more about the ongoing Mirena litigation by visiting 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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