Federal Mirena IUD Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Prepares to Select Bellwether Cases for Second Deposition Pool


Southern Med Law is Representing Women in Mirena IUD Lawsuits Who Allegedly Sustained Uterine Perforations and Other Serious Complications Related to the Contraceptive Device

Mirena-IUD-Lawsuit-AttorneyHundreds of Mirena IUD lawsuits consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, continue to move forward. According to an Order recently issued by the Court, a total of 15 cases are to be selected for the litigation’s Second Deposition Pool, one of which will ultimately be chosen for the proceeding’s second bellwether trial. The Order directs both parties to each designate five cases for the pool, while the remaining five lawsuits will be selected at random. (Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)

“Southern Med Law is currently representing Mirena IUD lawsuit plaintiffs who have allegedly sustained serious complications due to this contraceptive device. We are pleased that the multidistrict litigation is moving closer to bellwether trials, as they will help us gauge how juries will respond to certain evidence and allegations common to other Mirena cases,” says Southern Med Law.
Court documents indicate that more than 1,200 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in the federal litigation underway in the Southern District of New York, where bellwether trials are expected to begin in early 2016. All of these claims were filed on behalf of women who allegedly sustained uterine perforations and other injuries after the small, T -shaped implant became dislocated from its proper position in the uterus. All of the plaintiffs involved in these lawsuits accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn that the Mirena IUD could spontaneously migrate in this manner long after it was correctly placed in the uterus by a healthcare provide. The spontaneous migration of a Mirena IUD can result in uterine perforations, organ damage, ectopic pregnancy, infertility and other complications, according to lawsuits.

In addition to the claims pending in the Southern District of New York, nearly 1,800 similar Mirena IUD lawsuits have been consolidated in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey Superior Court. Court documents indicate that bellwether trials will also begin early next year in that litigation. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

As both an attorney and practicing gynecologist, Dr. François Blaudeau, the found of Southern Med Law, possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions relating to Mirena IUD lawsuits. If you or a loved one suffered serious complications allegedly associated with a Mirena IUD, please contact the Firm as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Mirena lawsuit review by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525.

About Southern Med Law

Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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