Amid growing evidence that the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin can increase the risk of dangerous blood clot conditions, thousands of women who’ve been affected have filed injury claims.
Court officials state that more than 10,000 patients have now filed a Yaz lawsuit. Earlier this year, Bayer announced that they would take steps to settle many of these cases. Those settlements are still available for certain claims.
In 2011, the British Medical Journal and FDA both warned that drugs like Yaz containing the hormone drospirenone could increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 74%. These can cause serious conditions like stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism.
Due to the number of patients filing a Yaz lawsuit, the cases were consolidated in a special federal court in Illinois. Prior to the start of the first Yaz trials in 2011, Judge David Herndon facilitated a settlement between the drug maker and victims.
Bayer has advised shareholders that it has begun settling these cases at an average of more than $200,000 per case and will commit as much as $1.2 billion to settle claims for blood clot-type injuries. However, time is limited for those who have yet to file a claim.
If you suffered a stroke, blood clot, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, it’s important to learn your rights to a substantial settlement from a Yaz lawsuit. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Due to the heavy marketing efforts of Bayer and popularity of Yaz, experts estimate that close to 100 million women were prescribed the drug. Yaz remains among the most widely used birth control drugs in the United States.
The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reported that Yaz and Yasmin ranked second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA. As a result, experts fear that thousands more women may have yet to seek legal action for serious side effects.
Those who’ve been injured after taking the drug still have time to file a Yaz lawsuit and seek recovery for their damages. However, Bayer has indicated they are only settling cases involving blood clot injuries and only certain cases may qualify.
It is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to learn if your case qualifies and how long you have to take action.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Before you choose a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies.
The Drug Resource Center only recommends defective drug lawyers and law firms that have handled and settled Yaz lawsuits for their clients. More information is available in regards to the lawsuit vs Yaz by speaking with a legal specialist.
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Authored by Chris Schroeder