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Bayer seeks to block consolidation of failure-to-warn lawsuits over IUDs

Plaintiffs claim that the company’s birth control device perforates the uterus

Bayer AG’s contraceptive products have really been under fire lately. The company is facing more than 10,000 lawsuits over its Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills, some of which it settled earlier this week.

But a popular intrauterine device (IUD) that Bayer manufactures has also been the subject of injury lawsuits, which the company tried to prevent a court from consolidating on Thursday. The suits allege that the Mirena IUD’s label did not adequately warn of the risk that the device could perforate the uterus and migrate elsewhere in the body.

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