On July 11, 2012, The Madison Record reported that the special master appointed to oversee settlement negotiations for the federal MDL case, Stephen Saltzburg, estimates that negotiations could be concluded within a year. To date, it is reported that, almost 2,000 lawsuits have settled. As we previously advised, Bayer reports that it has set aside more than $600 million in reserve to settle the YAZ and Yasmin lawsuits, but it continues to refuse to negotiate settlement of gallbladder injuries.

It is important to note that settlement may differ depending on the type of injury. The actual settlement value, if any, for an individual plaintiff will be determined after a case-specific evaluation.

If you have suffered a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism while taking YAZ® or Yasmin®, contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, to help you assess any claims that you might have against the YAZ® or Yasmin® manufacturers.