Bellwether Trials Set in Mirena IUD Birth Control MDL

Selecting bellwether cases for trial is one of the most important strategic decisions a company will face in mass tort and multi-district litigation.  Currently, Bayer is defending approximately 123 lawsuits consolidated into an MDL in federal court in New York.  Some have made projections that the number of cases may grow into thousands – not an uncommon tactic in seeking to leverage larger settlement dollars. In addition to the MDL, there are approximately 200 cases consolidated in New Jersey state court. Mirena is a small…
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The “Pill” Does Not Work?

A recent lawsuit filed against Endo Pharmaceuticals and others claims that faulty packaging of birth control medication, commonly called the “pill,” caused an unexpected pregnancy where the baby died and the pregnant woman was seriously injured.  Generally, the complaint in Liro v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al claims the defendants are liable due to the defective design, manufacture, packaging, sale, and distribution of birth control pills taken by plaintiff. The plaintiff allegedly used the birth control pill Tri-Previfem as instructed but subsequently became pregnant.  She…
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