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Date posted: 6/21/2012

June 21, 2012 - The Maker of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, has announced it has begun settling some of the approximately 11,000 Yaz lawsuits filed by women suffering severe side effects.

However, it is important to understand that only some cases may be settled and any victim should select a reputable law firm to make sure their case is handled properly.

In 2009, The British Medical Journal published studies from Denmark and the Netherlands linking the chemicals in Yaz to blood clots. In October, 2011 the FDA also released data of more than 825,000 women taking oral contraceptives which showed drugs like Yaz could cause up to a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots.

According to a federal Multi-District Litigation court established in Illinois to handle Yaz cases, nearly 12,000 people have filed a Yaz lawsuit for blood clot-related conditions such as stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Pulmonary Embolism.

Bloomberg News recently reported that Bayer’s 2012 first quarter report indicated it has paid $142 million in settlements, at an average of about $218,000 a case.

With news of Yaz settlements growing, the Yaz Resource Center has received calls from patients who have been promised quick settlements and money from their lawsuit within days.

However, we caution patients that while Yaz settlements are available, only certain law firms will be able to secure settlement of their cases. It typically takes months for medical records and documents to be approved before proceeds are received. Anyone who is told otherwise should be suspicious.

The Yaz Center only recommends certain lawyers who have already settled Yaz lawsuits. For more information on the research, side effects and litigation related to the drug Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today.