Mirena Lawsuit Plaintiffs Seek Centralization of Federal Cases Involving Brain Injury Allegations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
The Firm is representing numerous women in Mirena IUD lawsuits who allegedly suffered uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications, allegedly due to spontaneous migration of the birth control device.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Plaintiffs who have filed Mirena lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/mirena-iud/) that claim the birth control device caused serious brain injuries have requested that all federal claims involving similar allegations be centralized in a single federal court for coordinated pretrial proceedings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Motion filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on May 27th, all of these lawsuits claim that the Levonorgestrel released by the Mirena IUD can result in non-stroke neurological complications related to increased pressure on the brain from a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid, including pseudotumor cerebri (PTC, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension or IIH). (In RE: Mirena IUD Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation, Pending No. 63)
The plaintiffs’ Motion notes that at least nine Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging brain injuries have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S. They also contend that dozens of additional claimants are in the process of preparing cases that will involve similar questions of fact. The Motion asserts that the centralization of all pending and future Mirena brain injury lawsuits before a single judge in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses, promote the just and efficient conduct of the lawsuits, and will avoid inconsistent rulings in various courts.
“Our Firm is already representing numerous women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications related to spontaneous migration of the IUD. We will be monitoring this matter very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free case evaluations to women who allegedly suffered serious Mirena complications including spontaneous migration of their IUD.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD was brought to market by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in 2000, and is now approved as both a contraceptive and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD for contraception. Last August, an investigation conducted by 7 Action News in Detroit found that since its approval, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 70,000 complaints involving Mirena.* In December 2009, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after finding that one of the company’s Mirena promotions made misleading claims about the safety and efficacy of the IUD.
Court documents indicate that more than 1,000 product liability claims have been filed in state and federal courts on behalf of women who allegedly experienced uterine perforations, infections, scarring, infertility and other Mirena complications related to spontaneous migration of the IUD. These include more than 780 Mirena lawsuits currently pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing cases. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297) More than 500 additional claims involving similar allegations have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)
According to court documents, Mirena lawsuits involving IUD migration all accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of failing to provide adequate warnings about this risk, and point out that the product’s label only warns that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated upon insertion. Plaintiffs also claim that Bayer has a history of overstating the IUD’s benefits and understating the risks of serious Mirena injuries.
Alleged victims of Mirena complications related to spontaneous IUD migration may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about the litigation involving Mirena IUD lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or visit the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
*wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control, 7 Action News, August 27, 2013
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