New Case Management Order for Mirena Litigation
Mirena litigation is showing steady progress thanks to a recent ruling in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. A Case Management Order on May 21, 2014 establishes the rules necessary for selection from the pool of lawsuits in Mirena litigation’s Initial Deposition Pool. The court order instructed both sides to select eight cases for inclusion into the Initial Deposition Pool by June 3rd, 2014. Both sides are expected to select relevant, well-documented cases that represent the greatest segment of filed cases.
The Roots of Mirena Litigation
At least 800 claims have been filed with the Bergen County Superior Court on behalf of women alleging they were harmed by the Mirena IUD. The alleged injuries include the migration of the device, uterine perforations, scarring, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has logged over 70,000 complaints against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in relation to the Mirena IUD since 2000. A federal multidistrict litigation involving more than 500 suits is presently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mirena litigation arose out of allegations that Bayer was engaging in a willful campaign to downplay risks and overstate the benefits of its device. The FDA cited Bayer for this slanted marketing campaign in 2009. The campaign was stated to have been directed at both the general public and doctors. More than 2 million women used the Mirena IUD as their form of birth control at its peak. Despite the FDA’s findings, there are still doctors who still feel the benefits of the Mirena IUD outweigh the risks when compared to other forms of long-term birth control. Bayer’s stance is that the Mirena IUD has less risk associated with it than other common forms of birth control and is within acceptable risk tolerances.
The Importance Of Legal Representation
The pending Mirena litigation is an opportunity for women harmed by this device to seek compensation for their pain, suffering, and expenses. If you or a loved one believe you were injured by your Mirena IUD, call the American Injury attorney Group today for a free, no obligation consultation. We can examine your claim, inform you of your options, and connect you with an affiliated attorney for representation. Legal consultation is the first step on the path of seeking damages in the Mirena litigation. Contact the American Injury Attorney Group today.