Mirena Lawsuits Update 2013

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This MIRENA LAWSUIT updates provides context to growing number of Mirena Lawsuits by Attorney Gabriel F Zambrano one of the lawyers speaking out about the dangers of the Mirena IUD since July 2010.

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Mirena Lawsuits Update 2013

  1. 1. Mirena IUD Update Mass Torts Made Perfect - April 12, 2013 Mass Torts Must Knows - Updates on Current CasesFriday, April 12, 13
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  3. 3. IUD - Evolution Past Lessons IgnoredFriday, April 12, 13
  4. 4. Modern Revolution and Marketing Attack on Girls and WomenFriday, April 12, 13
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  6. 6. 2006 - Genesis of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals 7th Largest Specialty Pharma Company Worldwide $11.7 Billion in Annual RevenueFriday, April 12, 13
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  8. 8. BAYER’S LEGACY - NOVEL CONTRACEPTIVESFriday, April 12, 13
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  10. 10. FDA LETTERSFriday, April 12, 13
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  12. 12. FDA LETTERSFriday, April 12, 13
  13. 13. Cause For Alarm Since July 2010Friday, April 12, 13
  14. 14. Remember her from YAZ ?Friday, April 12, 13
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  16. 16. Black Market IUDs in July 2010Friday, April 12, 13
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  18. 18. Claims of Safety & EfficacyFriday, April 12, 13
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  23. 23. ACOG Endorsement 2012Friday, April 12, 13
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  28. 28. April 8, 2013 Now think back to Papantonio’s opening remarks about the control over public opinion and related resources exerted by corporate interests.Friday, April 12, 13
  29. 29. Case Selection & Screening • Placement or Insertion Confirmed as • Strictly define your injury criteria - Successful Embedment, Peforation or Migration • Post-Partum ? Number of Weeks or • Out Patient or Hospitalization following Months surgical removal • Evidence of Post-Insertion location or • Hysterectomy vs. “Hysteroscopy” ultrasound confirmation • Surgical outcome or complications a • History of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease factor or Infection - Medical Rule Out • Define your criteria and understanding • Need for Surgical Removal of Mirena of definitions for injury criteria • Surgery means surgeryFriday, April 12, 13
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  31. 31. MDL No. 2434 In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation • Transfer Order of April 8, 2013 • Southern District of New York • The Honorable Cathy Seibel • At time of filing over 40 related actions in 17 Federal DistrictsFriday, April 12, 13
  32. 32. New Jersey • BAYER sought consolidation in Summer 2012 • Denied • Revisited in March 2013 • Ruling pendingFriday, April 12, 13
  33. 33. Mirena IUD • Intrauterine Device • Intrauterine System • A “Drug” despite “Device” being part of the IUD acronym • Levonorgestrel T shaped releasing cylinder • Placed in uterus with strings ideally hanging within reach for user to check on position monthly • Left in place for up to 5 yearsFriday, April 12, 13
  34. 34. • Self check will become a Defense Theme in vigilance of Learned Intermediary, Patient/User, questions regarding placement and choice of contraceptive • Ask prospective clients if they were checking the strings • Need to know regardless of their response • Was promoted and touted as “set and forget” contraception • It is not • Look at info from February 2013 again • Expect a Legal BattleFriday, April 12, 13
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  36. 36. Available to Co-Counsel or Lead Cases NationwideFriday, April 12, 13

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