With Experts Barred, Bayer Says IUD Patients Have No Case

Law360, New York (June 23, 2016, 3:35 PM EDT) -- The maker of the Mirena IUD, which is facing 1,200 lawsuits over uterine-wall punctures, renewed its fight for a quick win Wednesday, telling a judge the plaintiffs have no case without the expert witnesses who were recently barred.

The plaintiffs say Bayer Healthcare's Mirena intrauterine device, a contraceptive, could puncture the uterus and end up elsewhere in the body. Women bringing the 1,200 consolidated lawsuits contend that Bayer failed to warn of the risk that the T-shaped flexible piece of plastic could puncture the uterine wall even if it is inserted correctly by a doctor, an injury referred to as secondary...

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