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.
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.
What you need to know about the Yaz & Yasmin litigation.
Yaz & Yasmin FAQs from women experiencing side effects.
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Anyone who suffered a blood clot, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism while taking Yaz or Yasmin before 2013 may qualify for a case and should speak with a lawyer. DrugNews can connect you with a lawyer today.
No. Yaz lawsuits are being filed and settled separately, instead of as a class action. However, these cases were consolidated to a federal MDL court in Illinois.
Every case is unique and has its own value. However, the average amount awarded is around $200,000.
The chemical drospirenone used in these drugs has been linked to an increased risk in blood clots that can cause deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. So far, more than 25,000 women have suffered serious blood clot side effects. Bayer has already paid out nearly $2 billion in settlements to those injured.
It’s easy to file a claim. Yu can speak with a lawyer at no cost to see if you qualify, then they will gather your medical records to begin building a case. Once your case is proven, your lawyer will schedule it for trial or try to negotiate a settlement. This can take from 6 months to 2 years. However, it costs you nothing unless you receive compensation.
Due to the number of patients filing a Yaz lawsuit, the cases were consolidated to a special federal Multi-District Litigation court in Illinois. This differs from a class action lawsuit in that claims are still handled individually, which can result in higher awards. Also, victims are free to choose their own legal counsel.
The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reported in May of 2012 that Yaz and Yasmin ranked second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA. So far, the agency has received over 16,000 adverse reports related to Yaz or Yasmin just for DVT or pulmonary embolism.
Those who have suffered lost wages, medical bills, hospitalization, ongoing treatment or pain and suffering from blood clots can get help with the proceeds of a Yaz lawsuit. Lawyers are still helping those affected file claims, however, recent news indicates the litigation could end this year.
If you have been treated for a blood clot injury such as DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke after taking Yaz, it is important to find out whether you can be included in the settlement, how to proceed and how long you have to take action.
Graham, D. Combined Hormonal Contraceptives (CHCs) and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints. FDA. (October 27, 2011). Retrieved from www.fda.gov
Nielsen, L. Risk of Venous Thromboembolism From Use of Oral Contraceptives Containing Different Progestogens and Oestrogen Doses: Danish Cohort Study, 2001-9. British Medical Journal. (October 25, 2011). Retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Brown, P. Yaz Lawsuit Settlement: Bayer to Pay $1 Billion Plus to Settle Yasmin Litigation. Newswire. (March 24, 2013). Retrieved from www.newswire.net