Bayer Wants All Mirena IUD Cases Tossed For Lack Of Experts

Law360, New York (May 4, 2016, 9:11 PM EDT) -- Looking to escape the sprawling multidistrict litigation alleging its Mirena intrauterine contraceptive devices were defective and harmed patients, Bayer HealthCare told a New York federal judge Wednesday that because nearly all of the women’s experts have been excluded, none of them can prove their case.

The omnibus motion for summary judgment would, if granted, resolve all cases in Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s favor. The plaintiffs have argued that Bayer’s Mirena IUD, even if properly inserted by a doctor, could puncture the uterine wall — an event known as secondary perforation — and end up elsewhere in a patient’s body. The company...

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