The two first cases among 1,200 consolidated lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) alleging Bayer Healthcare’s Mirena IUD caused serious injuries were slated to go to trial next month, but a federal judge’s ruling over expert testimony may delay things. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel barred four plaintiffs experts from testifying, finding that they were either not qualified, their opinions weren’t reliable, or both. Two plaintiffs experts and two Bayer experts were allowed to testify, but only on specific areas. Plaintiffs’ attempts to exclude Bayer’s seven experts were denied. On the request of plaintiffs’ attorneys, Judge Siebel agreed to place ... Read More
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