The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is considering a consolidation of pretrial proceedings to speed up the potential for plaintiffs to have their cases heard by a jury.
(PRWEB) March 28, 2013
An Arizona woman filed a lawsuit this week against Bayer, alleging that the company improperly designed and marketed its Mirena intrauterine device, after her Mirena IUD perforated her uterus and became embedded in its wall.* The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients in Mirena IUD lawsuits nationwide, notes that the woman’s claims resemble side effects reported in the media and the firm’s clients’ own reports.
Cynthia Solano commenced her federal lawsuit in Philadelphia (2:13-cv-01530-JP, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania). In her complaint, according to The Pennsylvania Record, Solano alleged that she suffered pain and emotional distress, culminating in her having to go on short-term leave from work and requiring her to borrow from her 401(k) to pay for medical bills. Solano alleges in her suit that the Mirena IUD is defective and dangerous, the article said.
Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, said that an increasing number of women are suing Bayer over the Mirena’s alleged side effects, such as device migration, uterine perforation and the device’s becoming embedded in a uterine wall. How federal cases across the nation will be handled is currently under consideration by a federal judicial panel in San Diego,** Rottenstein added.
“The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is considering a consolidation of pretrial proceedings to speed up the potential for plaintiffs to have their cases heard by a jury,” Rottenstein said, referring to the proceedings in In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2434 (JPML). In New Jersey, the state Supreme Court considered and rejected Bayer’s own request for a similar but statexwide consolidation, according to a letter from that court’s administrator.*** According to court records, the plaintiffs this week petitioned the court to reconsider this action.
The Rottenstein Law Group encourages Mirena IUD recipients to visit its website to learn more about the IUD and how to file a Mirena lawsuit.
The Mirena IUD is an intrauterine device that slowly releases a hormone over five years to prevent pregnancy. 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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