YAZ Litigation Update: Judge Overseeing Yaz Multidistrict Litigation Organized in Illinois Schedules Trial Date for June 2015

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Parker Waichman is representing numerous women in Yaz personal injury lawsuits that involve allegations similarly brought over the oral birth control.

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Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that is actively involved in Yaz litigation, and which has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured by drugs and medical devices, notes that the Illinois federal judge overseeing the Yaz multidistrict litigation (MDL) has set a June 2015 trial date to begin the process of moving the litigation forward. The MDL is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:09-md-02100, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; the case is Schuchert v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al., case number 3:10-cv-11979.

The Firm represents a variety of women in the MDL. Lawsuits similarly allege that use of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc.’s birth control drug, Yaz, led to injuries such as stroke; blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT); pulmonary embolism; and heart attack, notes Parker Waichman LLP.

At its peak, the MDL involved approximately 12,000 lawsuits and was considered the largest MDL nationwide. Following settlements over lawsuits brought over allegations involving gallbladder disease and removal associated with Yaz or Yasmin, the MDL dropped to a few thousand cases, according to court documents. (In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:09-md-02100, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois)

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal evaluations to victims of drospirenone contraceptives, including Yaz and Yasmin. If you or a loved one has suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary emboli, gallbladder disease/removal, stroke, death, or other serious injuries while taking one of these birth control pills, please visit the firm's Yaz and Yasmin injury page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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