According to a recent Bloomberg article, Bayer reports that the settlements in the Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have reached $402.6 million. As we previously reported, Bayer’s defense counsel is currently conducting and scheduling meetings with law firms nationwide to discuss possible settlement of cases. To date, almost 2,000 cases have settled. As we also previously reported, it appears that Bayer is currently only negotiating cases in which it is alleged that the birth control caused blood clots. Bayer has advised that it has now doubled its reserve for Yaz and Yasmin cases, setting aside more than $600 million. However, some analysts posit that Bayer may have to pay more than $3 billion to resolve all of the lawsuits.
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.