The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Washington ruled on Monday, April 8 that, due to overarching similarities in more than 40 personal injury lawsuits filed in several federal courts across the country against Bayer AG’s Mirena intrauterine contraceptive, consolidation of said cases will be granted.
Resistance of Bayer to the proposal of case consolidation was dismissed by the panel, with the U.S. district court in White Plains, New York being given full jurisdiction over the consolidated lawsuits. Bayer’s response to the case consolidation was that it would “vigorously defend itself against these claims regarding Mirena.”
Unfortunately, many defective pharmaceutical products, such as Bayer’s IUD, are released to unsuspecting consumers, causing them undue harm in the long-run. If this has happened to you, call (212) 779-0057. The lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you pursue civil litigation against the responsible manufacturer or distributor.