SOURCE: Anapol Schwartz

Anapol Schwartz

April 16, 2013 07:00 ET

Anapol Schwartz Reports Mirena Multidistrict Litigation Consolidation in New York

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has ordered all federal Mirena IUD lawsuits to be centralized as a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of New York before The Honorable Cathy Seibel. More than 1,500 women have contacted the Anapol Schwartz law firm with injuries associated with Mirena.

The JPML decided to centralize the Mirena IUD litigation to promote just and efficient conduct of the lawsuits as they share common factual allegations of inadequate warnings related to the risk of uterine perforation and migration. In addition to convenience of the parties and witnesses, the JPML found that centralization "... will eliminate duplicative discovery; prevent inconsistent rulings on pretrial matters; and conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel and the judiciary."*

Mirena lawyer Gregory Spizer at the Anapol Schwartz national law firm agrees that centralizing will allow for the most efficient handling of the Mirena IUD litigation.

Plaintiffs in the litigation allege that Mirena spontaneously migrated from its original position, perforated the uterus and caused severe injuries, and that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. failed to sufficiently warn Mirena users of these risks. Mirena injuries can cause serious and potentially deadly complications while migrating through a woman's body.

Anapol Schwartz is national leader in product liability and pharmaceutical litigation, having successfully litigated thousands of cases in state and federal courts during the last 30 years. The firm has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in successful verdicts, settlements and judgments on behalf of its clients.


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