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New Deadlines set in Mirena IUD Litigation

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New Deadlines set in Mirena IUD Litigation

New Deadlines set in Mirena IUD Litigation

A May 1, 2015 deadline has been set for Bayer Inc. and plaintiffs involved in the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) litigation to select seven cases to potentially be included in the Second Deposition Pool.

Plaintiffs who wish to have their cases considered for potential inclusion in the Second Deposition Pool must have the Core Criteria in the Plaintiff Fact Sheet completed no later than May 1, 2015, according to a March 17 court order. The Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and Lead Counsel for the Defendants must submit their selections to the court by email by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on July 2, 2015. The court order states that these cases should not have unique or idiosyncratic circumstances. Raymond C. Silver, partner at Parker Waichman LLP, has been appointed Co-Lead Counsel in the litigation.

Case-specific discovery in the Second Deposition Pool will be completed by February 18, 2016. It will be possible to extend this deadline per a specific agreement, or if good cause can be shown. Both parties must submit four of the Second Deposition Pool cases for trial via email by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 4, 2016. Parties may submit two vetoes of the other party’s choice no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 11, 2016. All parties must conduct depositions of all experts for the agreed upon cases between June 15, 2016, and September 15, 2016.

The court will set brief schedules for dispositive motions and Kemp motions, as well as a trial schedule for the Second Deposition Pool Trial cases by August 15, 2016.

The Mirena IUD device is approved as an intrauterine contraceptive device and as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women who gave birth. Many women allege that the device caused them serious side effects including group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), perforation of and embedment in the device in the uterine walls or cervix, headaches, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and vaginitis. The IUDs have also been reported to migrate after insertion and become undetectable. disclaimer: This article: New Deadlines set in Mirena IUD Litigation was posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:03 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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