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Date posted: 7/31/2012

July 31, 2012 - The maker of controversial birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer, has begun settling many of the injury claims filed by those women affected. However, only certain cases may qualify and the time to file a claim is limited.

Anyone affected by a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.

The British Medical Journal released a study from The University of Copenhagen last year which related the chemicals in Yaz to blood clots. On October 27, 2011, the FDA also published a report showing drugs like Yaz could raise the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.

The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices most recently issued a study on May 31, 2012 listing Yaz and Yasmin as the second-worst drugs in all of 2011 for the number of serious side effects reported to the FDA. Together, they resulted in more than 8,000 complaints.

Due to the swelling number of Yaz lawsuits filed against Bayer, a federal court was set up in Illinois to handle all of the claims. The court estimates more than 10,000 patients have filed a claim.

Bloomberg News reported in April that Bayer had begun settling Yaz lawsuits for approximately $220,000 per case. Bayer confirmed that it had paid around $142 million to settle 600 Yaz cases in it’s first quarter Stockholders’ Newsletter for 2012.

The Madison Record reported this month that as many as 1,500 Yaz settlements have now been reached and the negotiations could be done within a year, according to the special master appointed to oversee settlement negotiations for the federal MDL court, Stephen Saltzburg.

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.

Contact us today for more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to the drug Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer.