Bayer Beats 1,200 Suits Over Mirena IUD Injuries

Law360, New York (July 28, 2016, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday wiped out more than 1,200 suits alleging harm from Bayer Healthcare’s intrauterine device Mirena, concluding that the absence of expert testimony makes it impossible to prove that Mirena can cause injuries after insertion.

The grant of summary judgment from U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel ends multidistrict litigation alleging that Bayer failed to warn women that Mirena could perforate the uterus subsequent and unrelated to insertion. Judge Seibel in March barred the women from introducing expert testimony after concluding that the experts were unqualified or unreliable, and Thursday’s order rejected various attempts to salvage the...

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