Mirena Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Selects Five Potential Mirena Birth Control Lawsuits For Bellwether Trials


Southern Med Law Is Representing Women In Mirena Birth Control Lawsuits Alleging Bayer’s Mirena Birth Control Device Causes Pelvic Pain, Bleeding, Intrauterine Pregnancy And Other Serious Complications.

Mirena-Lawsuit-Side-Effects-Southern-MedMirena Lawsuit News: Mirena birth control lawsuits currently filed continue with the selection of cases for a second round of bellwether trials in the federal Mirena lawsuit litigation, reports Southern Med Law. The firm is currently representing women in Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging ectopic pregnancies, organ damage and other complications due to the intrauterine (IUD) implant continue. According to court records, U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel, who is managing the Mirena lawsuit litigation in the Southern District of New York, has randomly selected five cases to be a part of the second pool of bellwether cases. Judge Seibel issued an order on July 1 explaining that the parties in the litigation had a total of 759 plaintiffs who submitted a completed Plaintiff Fact Sheet by May 1. The defense assigned each of those plaintiffs a number ranging from 1 through 759 and Judge Seibel said she randomly selected five numbers. Judge Seibel’s order did not name the Mirena lawsuit cases which corresponded to the five numbers nor did the order include dates for the second round of bellwether trials. The first bellwether trial is scheduled for March 2016, court records show. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)

“Southern Med Law is representing women in Mirena IUD lawsuits and bellwether trials will help us to prepare for our case litigation,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is both an attorney and practicing gynecologist.

As stated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in court documents, Mirena (levonorgestrel intrauterine system) is an intrauterine device that releases low doses of progestin directly in the uterus to provide stable serum concentrations after the first few weeks of implant. The birth control device, made by Bayer Healthcare Pharamaceuticals, was approved by the FDA in 2000 and is recommended for women who have already had a child. Mirena was later approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use IUDs as their method of pregnancy prevention. According to the FDA, the most serious adverse reactions reported since the Mirena IUD was approved include ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus), intrauterine pregnancy (a pregnancy with the Mirena implant), group A streptococcal sepsis, embedding of the device in the uterine wall and perforation of the uterine wall or cervix.
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm184747.htm, October 1, 2009]

In addition to the federal Mirena IUD lawsuit litigation in New York, court documents show that Mirena IUD complaints are also centralized in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. The Mirena side-effects lawsuits in the state and federal courts have common allegations of the IUD causing such complications as ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, severe infection, heavy bleeding, birth defects, and perforation of the uterine wall. The Mirena lawsuits further claim that the IUD is defectively designed due to the spontaneous migration of the device. The complaints also allege that Bayer’s warnings of the potential problems with Mirena were inadequate, and the company hid the risks of the spontaneous migration of its product. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

Court documents indicate that parties in the Mirena IUD lawsuit litigation in New Jersey were also asked to submit potential cases for a second round of bellwether trials based on an order by Bergen County Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti, who is managing the Mirena multicounty litigation. The plaintiffs and defendants in the Mirena lawsuit litigation were required to choose seven cases each and submit the 14 potential bellwether cases to Judge Martinotti by July 2. The court has not yet provided an update of the process on its website. However, the first Mirena bellwether trial is scheduled to begin in March 2016. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Mirena Lawsuit

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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