FDA Approves New IUD, Mirena Lawsuits Make Headway
Amidst talks of creating a consolidated litigation for federally-filed Mirena lawsuits, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is gearing up to introduce its first new birth control IUD in 12 years, StudentNewsie.com reports.
Bayer Introduces New IUD as Mirena Lawsuits Mount
On Feb. 10, 2013, it was announced that Skyla, an IUD otherwise known as a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and would soon become available to the general public. Unlike Mirena, which was unveiled in 2000 as a contraceptive targeting women who already had at least one child, Skyla is aimed at younger women who have not had any children yet. The plastic, t-shaped device will be inserted by a health care provider and effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years, according to a recent press release issued by Bayer.
“Skyla is more than 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy and may be appropriate for women who want a birth control method that they do not have to take daily. Further, Skyla may be used by women whether or not they have ever had a child, representing an important new choice for women who don’t want to become pregnant for up to three years.”
This news was announced as the litigation of Mirena IUD lawsuits continues to heat up in federal and state courts. Claims against Bayer were filed on behalf of women who sustained the following injuries:
- Uterine perforations
- Embedment in the uterine wall
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ectopic Pregnancy
Mirena Lawsuit Plaintiffs Seek to Streamline Claims in Ohio Federal Court MDL
Now, plaintiffs in Mirena IUD lawsuits are seeking to streamline pre-trial proceedings for federally-filed claims by filing a petition to establish a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. According to the request filed Jan. 16, 2013 with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, all pending and future cases should be transferred to that location, where they will be overseen by a single judge.
The petition states that eight Mirena IUD lawsuits are currently pending in federal court and allege the IUD can spontaneously migrate within a woman’s body, and thus, was designed defectively by the manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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If you suffered any of the above side effects after being implanted with the Mirena IUD, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. Contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414 to learn more about Mirena IUD lawsuits.