New York, New York (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 -- Mirena lawsuits (http://www.mirenalawsuit2014.com/ ) are continuing to move forward in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where the number of claims in a consolidated litigation established there is quickly approaching 1,300, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. A Case List updated on November 18th shows 1,293 lawsuits now pending in the consolidated proceeding, which was created for lawsuits that allege complications resulting from spontaneous migration of the birth control IUD. Plaintiffs in these cases similarly accuse its manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, of failing to properly warn women about the contraceptive’s potential to move away from its original point of insertion in the uterus and into other parts of the body. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)
“Our Firm is representing a number of women who were allegedly harmed by Mirena. We are not surprised to see the number of Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in New Jersey’s Bergen County continuing to increase,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing women involved in the consolidated litigation who were allegedly harmed by the IUD. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who claim to have suffered complications following spontaneous migration of the device.
The Mirena IUD was approved as a method of birth control in 2000 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Referred to as a long-acting contraceptive (LARC), the device is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and emits a low dose of the synthetic progestin, levonorgestrel for up to five years. In 2009, the agency expanded Mirena’s list of approved uses to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use an IUD as their primary method of birth control.*The FDA issued a Warning Letter to Bayer that same year that found certain Mirena promotions be misleading.
In addition to the consolidated Mirena litigation now underway in Bergen County Superior Court, where the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing cases, court documents in a federal litigation established in New York show a total of 1,089 claims. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
Women who were allegedly injured by Mirena may be eligible to receive compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Learn more about filing a Mirena lawsuit when you visit 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.
*http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/2009/ucm184747.htm, FDA, October 2009
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