Bayer Reports $1.4 Billion in Yaz and Yasmin SettlementsBayer Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has settled almost 6,700 lawsuits related to its Yaz and Yasmin birth control products. In the $1.4 billion Yaz lawsuit settlement, Bayer did not accept responsibility for their products causing deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, or other blood clot injuries. Bayer has yet to reach Yaz and Yasmin settlements in more than 5,400 other cases, of which almost 2,700 have alleged similar injuries. Bayer also announced that a Yaz lawsuit settlement has also been reached in almost 8,800 cases in which plaintiffs claim that Yaz or Yasmin produced gall bladder injuries. The use of the birth control pills has reportedly been linked to the occurrence of Yaz gall bladder disease which can lead to the removal of this organ. In this settlement, Bayer reportedly agreed to settle for payments totaling $24 million. The terms of the settlement include a $2,000 payment to patients who suffered a gallbladder injury and a $3,000 payment to those who had their gall bladders removed. The 8,800 plaintiffs which have acceded to the settlement terms exceeds the 90 percent participation threshold, allowing the settlement to proceed.
Yaz lawsuit settlement for blood clot related injuriesInitially introduced in 2006 in the United States, Yaz and Yasmin were marketed as birth control medications with effectiveness in treating premenstrual syndrome and acne. Yaz and Yasmin act to elevate potassium levels which can produce heart arrhythmias, hyperkalemia, stroke, blood clots, embolisms, hyponatremis, and even death. A study by the British Medical Journal in 2011 reported that Yaz and Yasmin users could double their risk of blood clots compared to alternative birth control drugs.
Bayer’s response to adverse event reportsAs the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer is responsible for providing adequate warnings to users of their products. In the Yaz lawsuit settlement, many plaintiffs claimed that Bayer utilized deceptive marketing practices which exaggerated benefits and virtually ignored the serious side effects which could result. Some of these Yaz lawsuits alleged that Bayer was negligent in not studying the potentially serious and fatal injuries that could result from Yaz or Yasmin use. Although Bayer did modify its advertising following an FDA study which questioned the safety of Yaz and Yasmin thousands of users may have already suffered blood clots or other serious injuries.
Yaz litigationWhile many of those injured by the oral contraceptives have participated in the Yaz and Yasmin settlements, many more of these lawsuits continue through the legal system. To date more than 11,000 cases related to these products have been filed. Many of these lawsuits have been consolidated into a Yaz multidistrict litigation or MDL currently being litigated in the U.S. District Court of Southern Illinois. Although similar to a class action lawsuit in that legal resources may be pooled, a MDL allows individual plaintiffs to retain control over their lawsuit including the ability to pursue a jury verdict or independent settlement. Bayer is still embroiled in negotiations with more than 5,000 litigants who are seeking a different outcome. While Bayer is attempting to reach a Yaz lawsuit settlement with each of these plaintiffs, it is expected that additional cases will be brought against the German pharmaceutical company. Author: Sarah Klein | Posted In: Yaz Lawsuits August 16, 2013 If you or a loved one is injured by Yaz from a dangerous blood clot call us today
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Yaz Lawsuit News Updates By Yaz Birth Control Pills HelplineYaz lawyers continue file Yaz lawsuits for victims of blood clots, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. The latest Yaz news reports that settlement agreements have been reached in approximately 5,700 claims involving Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and Gianvi. These harmful birth control pills have been the subject of lawsuits since 2009. The Yaz Birth Control Pills Helpline encourages injured women to speak to an experienced Yaz lawyer right away as statute of limitations by state could effect your lawsuit. Bayer’s quarterly newsletter says that Bayer would continue to investigate claims and potentially offer settlements to victims of blood clot injuries, such as stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE). Our readers with a potential Yaz, lawsuit should call us to protect their legal rights. The Yaz lawyers at Yaz Birth Control Pills Helpline are here to discuss your Yaz lawsuit.
Yaz Gallbladder Settlements AnnouncedAccording to the terms of the agreement, Bayer will pay $2,000 to each complainant that experienced gallbladder conditions from the use of Yaz/Yasmin, and $3,000 to each person that required gallbladder removal surgery for the same reason.
Have You been Injured By Yaz?Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella side effects complication include:
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Heart attack
- Gall Bladder problems
- Gall Bladder Removal
Yaz Birth Control Pills Helpline LawyersYaz Birth Control Pills Helpline is seeking all women with blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis or strokes from Yaz to encourage them to file their Yaz lawsuits before it is to late. Bayer has set aside funds to compensate for injuries but, you must move quickly as the statute of limitations is running in your state. Yaz is a birth control pills that has been show to cause moving blood clots in young women. When these clots end up in the lungs they can cause a pulmonary embolism. When they end up in the brain they can cause a stroke. When they are in the legs they are called deep vein thrombosis. But, they may not stay there and if they travel to other locations it can be deadly. If you or a daughter, wife, sister, mother or friend has been injured by Yaz you must or encourage them to file a Yaz lawsuit. We must seek justice and protect others.
Bayer agrees to settle Yasmin, Yaz Gallbladder lawsuitsBayer’s latest annual financial report shows the company has spent nearly $1 billion to settle around 4,800 claims alleging Yaz blood clots, and will continue to evaluate new claims for settlement on a case-by-case basis.
- Embedment and Perforation of the Uterine Wall
- Migration from Uterus into Intestines and Abdomen with perforation
- Mirena IUD causes Ectopic Pregnancy
- Mirena IUD can cause Infertility
- Surgical Intervention to Remove IUD, including Hysterectomy as well other permanent disability
- Potential Death
Bayer is the manufacturer of both the Mirena IUD and Yaz birth control pills. Yaz has had 1000's of lawsuits filed for blood clots, Pulmonary embolism and strokes. Bayer has settled the first round of lawsuits. Now we have the Mirena IUD.
Women Are Filing Mirena IUD Lawsuits For Uterine Perforation
We are receiving calls daily from women coming forward to file Mirena IUD lawsuits for injury, primarily uterine perforation,for their Mirena IUD. Mirena IUD lawyers claim that Bayer failed to properly investigate the risks and side effects before releasing the Mirena IUD onto the market. Women are claiming the company failed to adequately warn them and doctors about these risks. Bayer over-promoted the benefits through its “Simple Style” program, which claimed Mirena increased intimacy and helped women look and feel great.
The first Mirena IUD lawsuit was filed on April 12, 2012, on behalf of an Ohio woman. Her complaint alleged that she required a hysteroscopy to remove the device. Considering over two million women have used Mirena in the U.S. We feel many more women will be coming forward seeking justice for injuries.
- Device migration
- Embedment in the uterine wall
- Uterine perforations
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
If you a wife, sister, friend, mother or anyone you know has been injured by the Mirena IUD have them call us for information regarding ther Mirena lawsuits.