New York, New York (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has ordered that all federally-filed Mirena lawsuits be transferred to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, for pretrial proceedings. According to a Transfer Order dated April 8th, the Panel has tapped Judge Cathy Seibel to preside over the federal Mirena litigation. Consolidation of the federal Mirena IUD lawsuits in the Southern District of New York will, “serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation,” the Order stated. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434 (JPML)
“All of the Mirena lawsuits currently pending in federal courts share common allegations of fact. We agree that a consolidated litigation will allow these claims to proceed efficiently through the court system,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to women who suffered spontaneous device migration, uterine perforations, and other alleged Mirena complications.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
According to the JPML’s Transfer Order, more than 40 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in 17 federal jurisdictions. All of the claims allege the Mirena IUD migrated away from its original position in the uterus, leading to uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications. Plaintiffs further allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of device migration and related side effects. While Plaintiffs’ original Motion for Transfer requested that the Mirena litigation be established in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the Panel held that the Southern District of New York was the more appropriate venue because Bayer is located in New York and its corporate affiliates are located nearby in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
In addition to the Mirena lawsuits currently pending in the federal litigation, dozens of others have been filed in state courts throughout the country. Court documents indicate Bayer petitioned the New Jersey Supreme Court last year for the establishment of a consolidated litigation in Middlesex County Superior Court for Mirena claims filed in that state. While the request was rejected, plaintiffs in Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in New Jersey recently asked the Court to reconsider that request.*
Young women who used Mirena and suffered spontaneous device migration leading to uterine perforations or other serious injuries may be entitled to file their own Mirena lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about Mirena complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please call (877) 779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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