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Mirena Multidistrict Litigation Moving Forward, Case Management Conference Held

Case management conferences are meant to facilitate conversation between the judge and counsel for each side, updating each other on the status of the Mirena litigation.


Houston, TX 7/3/13 - The Mirena multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2434) is moving forward as planned, with another case management conference having taken place July 1st. Houston law firm D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, continues to take these cases as the litigation progresses.

Transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on April 8th, the litigation against Mirena IUD manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is in full swing. A case management conference occurred on July 1st with presiding Judge Cathy Seibel, to discuss how the case is progressing, according to court documents.*

Case management conferences are meant to facilitate conversation between the judge and counsel for each side, updating each other on the status of the litigation. These conferences are often used to set dates for documents to be submitted and other deadlines for the case. They are an essential part of the MDL and help keep things moving along at a good pace with the litigation. “Conferences like these ensure that the litigation is moving along at a timely pace and is progressing smoothly. They play a very important role,” says Darren Miller, founder of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC.

Consolidation of cases, like these, is generally ordered when a question of common fact exists and it would promote just and efficient treatment of the cases. It is a more efficient use of the judicial system and can expedite the process. Each plaintiff is still entitled to their own settlement, but the MDL is more efficient that individual filing of all of the cases. All of the cases that are a part of the MDL are heard by the same judge. Initial trials, known as bellwhether trials, are used to determine the strength of the cases and help to set a standard for the cases that follow, improving the efficiency.

The Mirena intrauterine device is a t-shaped contraceptive device manufactured by Bayer, Inc. The IUD has caused numerous complications for the women who use the contraceptive device, including perforation of the uterine wall, migration from the original location, and embedment in the uterine wall. An increasing concern over complications like these led the FDA to change the prescribing information for Mirena in July 2008, now including embedment, perforation, expulsion and other previously unknown risks.**

Houston based firm, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC continues to accept cases on behalf of women who have been harmed by the Mirena IUD. For those who have suffered any of the above complications, compensation from the manufacturer might be possible.*In Re: Mirena Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2434**

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