cialis online

Bayer Reports More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuit Settlements

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Bayer, maker of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, reports more lawsuit settlements connected to the oral contraceptives.

According to Bayer AG, settlements over Yaz and Yasmin have topped $402 million and involve claims that the contraceptives caused blood clots in women, said Bloomberg Businessweek. To date, Leverkusen, Germany-based Bayer, has resolved nearly 1,900 cases that involve allegations that Yasmin and Yaz caused dangerous blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes, according to its most recent stockholders’ newsletter.

Bayer said the settlements average $212,000 a case and also said it has more than doubled reserves for Yaz cases—496 million euros ($610.5 million); in 2010 and 2011, Bayer set aside about 200 million euros, according to securities filings, said Businessweek.

“We believe we have made appropriate provisions for most of the cases we consider to be worthy of settlement with these accounting measures,” Bayer officials said in an emailed statement.

Meanwhile, as NewsInferno recently reported, although cases are being settled, lawsuits continue to be filed in the federal Yaz and Yasmin products liability litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. In fact, 76 new Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits were filed in the early part of July, alone, by plaintiffs alleging the popular oral contraceptives carry increased risks for blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and other side effects, versus other oral contraceptives.

According to a prior Madison Record, the Court’s website lists about 9,800 lawsuits in the Yaz and Yasmin litigation. The complaints all accuse Bayer and other defendants of failing to sufficiently research their products and hiding contraceptive risks.

Yaz and Yasmin are manufactured with synthetic progestin—drospirenone. In April, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Yaz, Yasmin, and other drospirenone birth control pill labels would be updated with stronger information concerning blood clot risks after research found that these contraceptives were associated with as much as a three-fold increased risk for blood clots, said NewsInferno.

Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits allege the birth control led to a variety of dangerous side effects, including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, strokes, heart attacks, gallbladder problems, and death, said NewsInferno.

Drug-industry analysts predict Bayer will be paying out more than 2 billion euros to resolve the Yaz and Yasmin cases, said Businessweek.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

NEWS CATEGORIES

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

ARCHIVES


Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!
defective-hip-replacement.com

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!
CAT-Scans-Radiation-Exposure.com

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.
WaterContaminationFrom Fracking.com

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to PCBs.com

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!
TallisPhoto.com

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO
Poligrip-Lawsuit.com

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!
Nassau-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-Online.com

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!
nursing-home-blog.com

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!
www.nassau-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!
www.suffolk-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!
www.veterans-benefits-denial.com

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!
www.oil-rig-spills.com

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.
whistlebloweradvisor.com