Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 24, 2012
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 court officers and the maker of the drugs have provided updates on the number and value of cases settled. The time left to file a claim may be limited.
Anyone who suffered 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 rights.
On October 25, 2011, the British Medical Journal published a study from researchers at The University of Copenhagen which related the hormone in Yaz to blood clots. The FDA followed on October 27, 2011, releasing its own study 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%.
On May 31, 2012, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices published its QuarterWatch report which ranked Yaz and Yasmin as the second-worst drugs in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA.
Due to the number of patients that have filed a Yaz lawsuit, a federal Multi-District Litigation court was established in Illinois to handle the claims. 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 11,000 patients have filed a claim.
On July 11th, The Madison Record reported that Stephen Saltzburg, the special master appointed to oversee settlement negotiations for the federal court, estimated as many as 1,500 Yaz settlements had been reached and negotiations could be concluded within a year.
Bloomberg News then reported on July 31st that Bayer has settled nearly 1900 Yaz lawsuits to date for more than $400 million, at an average of around $212,000. The article also indicated Bayer has more than doubled its settlement funds to over $610 million. This could be positive news for those injured who have yet to file a claim.
Anyone affected by Yaz birth control side effects including blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism should learn their legal rights as soon as possible and check eligibility for a Yaz lawsuit.
The Yaz Resource Center cautions victims that choosing a lawyer with experience in defective drug litigation may give them the best chance for settlement, and they only recommend lawyers and law firms who have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on research, 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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