Bayer Settles More Yaz Lawsuits According to Court Officer

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The Yaz Resource Center is the Web’s largest source for information on Yaz research, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.YazLawsuit.com

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Anyone who took Yaz or Yasmin and suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.

The Yaz Resource Center, a patient advocacy group, is alerting women who suffered side effects after taking the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin that the maker of these drugs, Bayer, has begun settling many of the injury claims filed. However, only certain cases may qualify and the time to file a claim is limited.

Anyone who took Yaz or Yasmin and suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.

Last year, the British Medical Journal released a study from The University of Copenhagen on October 25th which linked the hormone in Yaz to blood clots. On October 27, 2011, the FDA also released a report titled "Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints" which found drugs like Yaz could increase the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.

Recently, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ QuarterWatch published a study on May 31, 2012 which indicated Yaz and Yasmin ranked second among all drugs in 2011 for the number of adverse events reported to the FDA. Together, they resulted in more than 8,000 side-effect complaints.

A federal Multi-District Litigation court was established in Illinois to handle the large number of Yaz lawsuits filed by patients. The formal case is known as Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100). The court estimates more than 10,000 patients have filed a claim.

Bloomberg News reported on April 13, 2012 that Bayer had begun settling Yaz lawsuits for approximately $220,000 per case. In its first quarter Stockholders’ Newsletter for 2012, Bayer stated it had paid $142 million to settle more than 600 Yaz cases so far.

Now, The Madison Record has reported on July 11, 2012 that the special master appointed to oversee settlement negotiations for the federal MDL court, Stephen Saltzburg, estimates as many as 1,500 settlements have been reached for Yaz lawsuits and negotiations could be concluded within a year.

Anyone affected by blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz should learn their legal rights as soon as possible.

The Yaz Resource Center cautions that only certain cases may be eligible for a Yaz settlement. Victims will also be required to submit proper medical records and paperwork. The Resource Center only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already settled Yaz lawsuits.

For more information on research, Yaz side effects and litigation news related to the drug Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.YazLawsuit.com.

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