While the defendant might not support an MDL, it could be in the best interests of those who believe Mirena’s alleged side effects have caused them to suffer.
San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
As a federal judicial panel in San Diego, Calif., considers consolidating pretrial proceedings of dozens of Mirena IUD lawsuits in federal courts nationwide, the birth-control device’s manufacturer, Bayer, indicated at a hearing on March 21 that it opposes the action.* The Rottenstein Law Group, a Mirena law firm, maintains a website that features Mirena news, in addition to Mirena IUD lawsuit information.
Bayer argued in front of the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that consolidation into a multidistrict litigation (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434 (JPML)) could delay indefinitely a Mirena trial scheduled for May, according to Thomson Reuters. The MDL could also lead to many more Mirena lawsuits, the company argued.
“While the defendant might not support an MDL, it could be in the best interests of those who believe Mirena’s alleged side effects have caused them to suffer,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “It isn’t a class action, so each plaintiff could still potentially get a trial. It is simply about streamlining pretrial processes.”
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. It has been alleged to cause serious adverse side effects, such as device migration, device embedment and pain and discomfort. In 2009, the FDA issued an Adverse Events Report because of complaints associated with the Mirena.** Mirena side effects have been the subject of lawsuits around the country, including Prendergast v. Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. (no. 13-00450, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania), as reported in Bloomberg.***
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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