In recent years, repeated studies have shown Yaz and Yasmin may increase the risk of serious blood clot conditions. The FDA, British Medical Journal, The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have all issued warnings about Yaz and Yasmin.
So far, thousands of women injured by these side effects have filed lawsuits.
Many women affected by Yaz side effects have contacted a lawyer to find out if there is a class action lawsuit against Yaz and Bayer, the drug company that manufactures Yaz and Yasmin.
Authored by Gloria Mayer
A class action case is often used when a large group of people have suffered minor damages, since combining claims gives the collective group more influence. However, the case of Yaz is strikingly different. A class action lawsuit was not necessary since most women suffered a significant injury on their own.
If you have suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your case without joining a Yaz class action lawsuit settlement. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
In order to handle the volume of Yaz blood clot injury claims, the cases were consolidated in a federal multi district litigation (MDL) court in Illinois. This is different from a Yaz class action lawsuit in that each case is litigated separately. However, plaintiffs can still share valuable evidence and operate under one uniform set of court rules.
Many times, an MDL system can provide victims with greater recovery for their injuries as their case is not dependent on others and they can choose their own legal counsel.
Even without the threat and publicity of a Yaz class action lawsuit, Bayer was forced to start settling Yaz cases as evidence mounted that the drug was linked to blood clots and more than 10,000 women filed claims.
Based on the most recent financial records from Bayer, they have spent nearly $750 million to settle around 3,500 cases so far. They have also reserved additional funds to help victims that have yet to file a claim.
Have you or a loved one been treated for a blood clot, DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke after taking Yaz? If so, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to take part in the Yaz settlement.
Bayer has indicated they are only settling certain lawsuits involving blood clot injuries and the time to file a claim is limited. A lawyer can discuss your case today.
Due to the complex nature of federal defective drug litigation, DrugRisks only recommends lawyers who specialize in defective drug cases and have already settled numerous Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on the side effects or legal action involving Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.