Mirena IUD Lawsuit Filings Climb in Federal and State Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

New York, New York (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

Mirena IUD lawsuit (http://www.mirenalawsuit2014.com/) filings continue to mount, as the number of cases pending in two consolidated state and federal litigations have now surpassed 2,500 filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an updated Docket Report issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on January 15, 2014, at least 1,160 claims have been filed in the federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. (In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434) Court documents indicate that an additional 1,375 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in the multicounty litigation established in New Jerseys Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297)

Our Firm is representing numerous women in the New Jersey litigation who allegedly suffered uterine perforations and other serious Mirena complications due to spontaneous migration of the IUD. We are not surprised that the number of Mirena lawsuits in both of these proceedings continues to mount, as our office receives inquiries from other women who claim to have experienced similar injuries on a regular basis, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices including Mirena. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who allegedly suffered serious complications of the IUD.

Mirena Lawsuits

According to court documents, all of the Mirena lawsuits pending in Bergen County Superior Court, as well as those in the Southern District of New York, similarly allege that spontaneous migration of the contraceptive device caused plaintiffs to suffer uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancies, organ damage, infertility and other serious complications. Plaintiffs further allege that Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals failed to warn that the IUD could become dislodged from its proper position in the uterus and migrate to other areas of the body, even after it was correctly inserted by a healthcare provider. The claims point out that the current labeling for Mirena only cautions that IUD migration may occur if the uterus is perforated upon insertion.

The Mirena IUD is a long-acting contraceptive device that was initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. In 2009, its approved indications were expanded to include the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who wish to use an IUD as their primary method of birth control.* That same year, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Bayer after it determined that some of the companys marketing claims regarding the safety and effectiveness of the Mirena IUD were misleading.

Alleged victims of serious Mirena complications related to spontaneous migration of the IUD may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit when you visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website, or the Firms Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirenalawsuithelp. For a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.

*http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/2009/ucm184747.htm, FDA, October 2009

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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