Recent Settlements | Yaz Lawsuit

Yasmin & Yaz Settlements Top $1.6 Billion

Ava Lawson | March 14th, 2014
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Bayer’s 2013 Annual Report indicates the healthcare giant is making headway in Yaz settlement negotiations with plaintiffs alleging blood clot injuries and gallbladder disease. As of February 10, 2014, the number of plaintiffs in pending Yaz lawsuits totaled 4,600 (excluding cases that have already been settled). According to the company report, Bayer will pay $1.69 billion to settle an estimated… Read more »

Merck Agrees to $100 Million NuvaRing Settlement

Ava Lawson | February 28th, 2014
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According to Bloomberg News, sources close to the litigation say that drug giant Merck has agreed to a $100 million birth control lawsuit settlement to resolve thousands of claims regarding its NuvaRing device. The NuvaRing settlement would apply to lawsuits pending in both state and federal courts alleging the contraceptive causes life-threatening blood clots. Sold in the United States since… Read more »

Bayer Agrees to $1.4 Billion in Yaz Lawsuit Settlements

Jacky Gale | September 27th, 2013
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The total amount involved in Yaz and Yasmin settlements to date has reached an astronomical figure. Bayer Pharmaceuticals recently announced that nearly 6,700 lawsuits have been settled to the tune of $1.4 billion. This number is in sharp contrast to the $24 million Bayer had set aside to compensate about 8,800 plaintiffs in March 2013; those plaintiffs had alleged gallbladder… Read more »

New York Woman Files Yaz Thrombosis Lawsuit

Stephanie Brooks | September 6th, 2013

A New York woman has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Yaz, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, alleging the pills raise the risk of heart arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, stroke, blood clots, embolisms, gallbladder disease, kidney disease and death. This Yaz thrombosis lawsuit contends that Bayer knew or should have known that their product poses serious health risks to users and should have… Read more »

Bayer Announces Yaz Lawsuit Settlement Updates

Sarah Klein | August 8th, 2013
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According to the Bayer Second Quarter 2013 Stockholder Newsletter, the company has paid a total of $1.4 billion in Yaz and Yasmin settlements to resolve an estimated 6,760 claims. Plaintiffs in these cases claimed they developed deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism after ingesting Yaz or Yasmin. As of July 8, 2013, Bayer reports there are still about 5,400 pending Yaz… Read more »