Federal Mirena Lawsuit Litigation Convenes to Discuss Recent Dismissal Requests From Bayer
A pre-motion status conference to discuss matters related to federal Mirena lawsuit filings took place yesterday in the Southern District of New York, where the Court discussed matters related to the litigation, court records indicate.
Among other things, the January 22nd meeting was scheduled earlier this month to address two Motions to Dismiss filed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.—one pertaining to a case that was filed after the time period allotted by its state’s statute of limitations, and another involving claims that do not include a Plaintiffs’ Fact Sheet. All of the cases affected by these requests allege spontaneous migration of the IUD, uterine perforations and other complications that occurred after the device was inserted by a health care provider. Given these risks, plaintiffs claim the contraceptive implant was designed defectively by Bayer, who markets the device as being effective in preventing pregnancy for up to five years.
In its first Motion to Dismiss, the manufacturer argued that personal injury suits falling out of statute of limitations regulations should be barred, and that that the Court should dismiss one suit to serve as an “exemplar” for others. According to the request, at least 70 Mirena lawsuits pending in federal jurisdictions throughout the U.S. were filed after their statute of limitations expired.
900+ Mirena Lawsuits Now Pending in New York, New Jersey Litigations
A recent update from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) indicates that a total of 344 Mirena lawsuits have now been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Claims alleging vaginal scarring, spontaneous IUD migration, ectopic pregnancy and other Mirena complications are not only progressing at the federal court level, though. In New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, a recent Case List shows 488 lawsuits filed in the multicounty litigation on behalf of women who may have been injured by the device. Included in their claims is the need for additional revision surgery to locate and remove the implant once it migrated away from the uterine wall, where it was inserted. In the worst-case scenario, a hysterectomy may be necessary to correct Mirena complications.
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