Women's Expert Witnesses Axed In Bayer Mirena MDL

By Emily Field (October 24, 2018, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday excluded testimony from all expert witnesses for the women in multidistrict litigation alleging that Bayer's contraceptive Mirena causes a rare disease involving spinal fluid, finding that the experts' testimony was based on unreliable methodologies.

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in a 156-page ruling blocked the seven experts' testimony that Bayer's intrauterine device Mirena causes an uncommon disease called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or IHH, which is marked by an increase of cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the skull. In his ruling, the judge noted that no medical organization, regulator or peer-reviewed scientific literature has found that...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!