Bayer Healthcare Hit With More Mirena Product Defect Suits

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 3:23 PM EST) -- Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. was hit Wednesday with the latest in a string of product liability and personal injury lawsuits in Ohio federal court by consumers alleging its Mirena intrauterine contraceptive device was defective and dangerously perforated or migrated in women's bodies.

The latest suit from plaintiff Stephanie Denise Barnett accuses Bayer of selling Mirena in an unsafe, defective and inherently dangerous condition while marketing it to women as an effective hassle-free method of birth control. It also accuses Bayer of downplaying Mirena's potential side effects, specifically by failing to properly warn consumers that the device could migrate outside of the...

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