STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Mirena MDL Judge Tosses 1,300 Cases for Lack of General Causation, Awards Bayer Summary Judgment

NEW YORK — A federal judge has awarded Bayer summary judgment on all pending cases in the Mirena intra-uterine contraceptive device multidistrict litigation, holding that because the plaintiffs’ general causation expert opinions had been excluded, they are unable to show that their injuries were caused by the device’s perforation of their uteruses.

In a July 28 order, Judge Cathy Siebel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that alleged admissions by Bayer in its statements, labels and letters do not establish an issue of fact as to whether Mirena is capable of causing secondary ...

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