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Hundreds of Yaz Lawsuits Resolved with Settlements

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Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has reported substantial progress during the latest status conference for the multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 2100 regarding Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. The status conference took place early in November 2015. It was presided over by U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon of the Southern District of Illinois.... Read more »

33 Yaz Lawsuits Headed to Trial

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U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon ─ who is overseeing all federal Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits ─ has identified 33 cases for early bellwether trials that will likely beginning during the middle of 2015. All product liability lawsuits regarding the birth control pills have been joined together under multidistrict litigation... Read more »

Federal Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits Prepare for Trial

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Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has already resolved more than 17,000 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits involving venous clot injuries, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, but hundreds more are still pending in multidistrict litigation No. 2100. While the MDL is still marshalling discovery common to all cases, the presiding Judge, Honorable David... Read more »

Bayer Settles Thousands of Yaz Lawsuits

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Bayer Healthcare, a pharmaceutical giant, revealed the resolution of thousands of Yaz lawsuits in its second quarter financial report for 2014. The company and over 17,000 claimants agreed to a settlement of over $1.8 billion. The plaintiffs had sued Bayer with regard to life-threatening side effects that were allegedly caused... Read more »

Yaz Lawsuit Alleges Pill Caused Pulmonary Embolism

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The Los Angeles Superior Court is the site of a new product liability suit involving Bayer’s birth control pills marketed under the brand names Yaz and Yasmin. The controversial oral contraceptives, made with a fourth-generation progestin known to increase blood clot formation, have been associated with life-threatening health complications including... Read more »