Case Management Conferences to Take Place Through Next Year in Federal, State Mirena Lawsuit Litigations
Case Management Conferences have been scheduled through June 2014 in a consolidated Mirena lawsuit litigation currently pending in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, according to a recent court order.
As per a Case Management Order from August 13th, a number of issues involving cases filed over the intrauterine birth control device were discussed, including discovery and deposition protocols. The next status conference in this proceeding, which now houses more than 180 Mirena lawsuits, has been scheduled for September 25th, 2013. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) The last meeting took place on August 13th.
Claims alleging Mirena side effects have been filed on behalf of women who allegedly experienced complications associated with spontaneous migration of the IUD, which occurs when the t-shaped, plastic device moves away from its original point of insertion in the uterus and into other organs. In turn, this may cause uterine perforations, organ damage, infection, scarring and ectopic pregnancy.
Plaintiffs allege Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to adequately warn patients and doctors of the risks associated with Mirena, which may have led more women to suffer its harmful and damaging side effects.
At Least Seven More Status Conferences to Be Held Through Next Year in Federal Mirena IUD Lawsuit Litigation
Meanwhile, similar actions against the manufacturer have been filed in the federal IUD lawsuit litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. At least 100 Mirena lawsuits are pending in this proceeding. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
Plaintiffs involved in this litigation similarly allege that Bayer has a history of overstating the benefits of the IUD and minimizing the risks, which even prompted a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 criticizing the company for including misleading claims about Mirena in a promotional campaign. Court records show at least seven Case Management Conferences will take place in the next year.
Recent reports indicate the agency received approximately 70,000 complaints associated with Mirena since the IUD was approved in 2000, many of which mentioning the need for removal surgery.
Filing a Mirena Lawsuit
If you or a woman you love experienced the damaging side effects associated with Mirena, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. Contact the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to learn more about your legal rights at (877) 779-1414.