(PRWEB) April 09, 2013
On April 8 a federal judicial panel ordered all federal Mirena IUD lawsuits to be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to speed along pretrial proceedings, according to a transfer order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The Rottenstein Law Group, a Mirena law firm, maintains a website that features Mirena news, in addition to information on Mirena lawsuits.
JPML ordered the consolidation based on the common causes for Mirena lawsuits among plaintiffs in cases across the United States (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434 (JPML)), according to court documents. They have alleged such side effects as device migration and uterine perforation, in addition to the intrauterine device’s alleged potential to become embedded in the uterus.
“Those considering filing Mirena lawsuits should know that despite the consolidation of federal cases, the MDL is not a class action,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “Each plaintiff still has the potential for his or her case to go to trial and to receive his or her own damages award. This is about the need for efficiency, such as reducing the need for the duplication of documentation for each individual lawsuit. This should benefit the plaintiffs.”
The Rottenstein Law Group encourages Mirena IUD recipients to visit its website to learn more about the IUD and how to contact a Mirena attorney about potentially filing a lawsuit.
Mirena is a plastic birth control device that is implanted into a woman’s uterus and slowly releases a hormone over five years to prevent pregnancy. In 2009, the FDA issued an Adverse Events Report because of complaints associated with the Mirena.* The device was approved by the FDA in 2000 and was the only hormone-releasing IUD until earlier this year, when the FDA approved Skyla, a similar IUD also manufactured by Bayer.
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