Bayer: Yaz Lawsuit Settlements
More than 16,000 patients have filed a Yaz lawsuit so far for injuries based on the failure of Bayer to warn of the risks. Now, the company has started settling many cases with those who suffered blood clot-related injuries such as DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke.
Birth Control Lawsuits Over Blood Clots
Yaz and Yasmin became widely used after heavy marketing by Bayer showing them as birth control alternatives that promised safety with limited PMS, bloating, and acne, compared to traditional oral contraceptives. An estimated 100 million women have been prescribed the drugs.
Today, Yaz is still among the most widely used birth control drugs in the United States. In recent years, however, the FDA, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine and other experts have warned that Yaz and Yasmin may be linked to blood clots.
Based on Bayer’s most recent financial records update, they have already spent around $1.75 billion to settle nearly 9,000 claims. More funds have been reserved for those affected, however, victims must still file a Yaz lawsuit to take part in the settlement, and time is limited.
If you suffered a blood clot, DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke after taking Yaz, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to find out how to be included in the current Yaz settlement. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.