Mirena Lawsuits Move Toward Deadline For Selection of Bellwether Cases For Trial


Southern Med Law Is Repesening Women In Mirena Lawsuits Against Bayer Alleging Miscarriage, Birth Defects, Pelvic Pain, Bleeding And Other Serious Injuries Due To IUD Birth Control Device.

Mirena-IUD-Lawsuits-Pregnancy-Birth-Defects-Injuries-Southern-Med-LawAs pretrial proceedings are underway for 3,200 Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging miscarriage, uterine perforation, and other side-effects, Southern Med Law reports that the July 2 deadline is approaching for attorneys to submit their selections of potential cases for Mirena bellwether jury trials in federal and state courts. Court documents indicate that U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel, who is managing the federal Mirena litigation in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, ordered the selection of 15 cases – five each from the plaintiffs and defendants and five randomly selected by the court. The Mirena lawsuits filed on behalf of women who believe they have experienced complications from the Mirena IUD implant contend the Mirena intrauterine device is “defective and unreasonably dangerous” and that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals downplayed the potential risks of their birth control device which include uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancies, organ damage, infertility and pregnancy while using the Mirena IUD due to the effects of the birth control device. This is the second group of potential Mirena IUD bellwether cases the court has ordered. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434)

As both an attorney and practicing gynecologist, Dr. Blaudeau 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 Southern Med Law 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 or visiting www.southernmedlaw.com for more information on Mirena IUD side-effects.

“The firm has launched a FB page for clients to receive all the current Mirena lawsuit news as well as other Mirena information beneficial to women’s health and wellness.” – Southern Med Law

Court records for Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey where Mirena IUD complaints have been centralized, shows similar pretrial proceedings as those in the federal court. Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti, who is managing the multicounty litigation, ordered both parties to select seven cases each and submit the 14 potential bellwether cases by July 2. According to Judge Martinotti’s order, these cases are expected to be reduced to four by March 2016, around the same time the first bellwether trial is scheduled to begin. The second bellwether trial date has not been set. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

“Our law firm is representing plaintiffs in Mirena IUD complaints and we are closely monitoring the pretrial proceedings and look forward to finding out which cases will be selected for the bellwether jury trials,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law. “Bellwether trials are used to gauge how lawsuits and future trials may play out in lawsuits involving the Mirena birth control device”.

Court documents indicate that 1,200 Mirena lawsuits are pending in the New York federal court and 2,095 Mirena lawsuits are pending in the New Jersey state court. The Mirena complaints were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered injuries such as perforation of the uterine wall, organ damage, ectopic pregnancy, infertility and other complications due to the birth control device which can spontaneously migrate from its original position in the uterus. The Mirena lawsuits assert that Mirena’s manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn that the intrauterine device could dislodge from its proper position in the uterus and relocate to other parts of the body and cause damage. (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

The Firm notes that Judges Seibel and Martinotti both said in their Case Management Orders that they expect “the parties to exercise good faith in selecting cases…and to not select cases presenting unique or idiosyncratic facts that would render the results of these cases unenlightening.” (In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

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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