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As Yaz MDL Reaches 10,000, Lawsuits Continue to be Filed

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At least 76 more lawsuits have been filed in July alone, against manufacturer Bayer over the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin. The lawsuits join the nearly 9,800 current and pending lawsuit that have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation under Chief U.S. District Judge David Herndon.

All of the lawsuits claim that the birth control pills caused embolisms, heart attacks, stroke, and clots as well as other diseases, and accuse the manufacturer of failing to adequately research their drug before putting them on the market then failing to inform consumers and physicians about the risks the oral contraceptive pose.

Special Master Stephen Saltzburg, a George Washington University Law School professor, said that approximately 1,500 of the lawsuits have been settled over the past five months, for about $300 million. The average settlement is about $214,000.

Earlier this month, Judge Herndon said that the lawsuits “have been settling at a consistent rate” and he expects the all the cases to be settled in “some period of time here soon,” the Madison St. Clair Record reports.
 disclaimer: This article: As Yaz MDL Reaches 10,000, Lawsuits Continue to be Filed was posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 7:49 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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