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Yasmin, Yaz Settlements Hit $142 Million

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Bayer AG reported in its Stockholders Newsletter yesterday that it has resolved 651 lawsuits against its Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives for $142 million, or nearly $218,000 a case, Bloomberg reports. It had last been reported that Bayer has settled 500 lawsuits for $110 million.

In the report, Bayer said they are “only settling claims in the U.S. for venous clot injuries (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after a case specific analysis of medical records.” Bayer also said that fewer than half of the lawsuits filed over the birth control pills so far include venus clot injury. As of last week, the company reported they faced 11,900 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits in the US.

According to an attorney for the plaintiffs, Bayer is rejecting claims that Yaz and Yasmin cause gallbladder damage or gallstones.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Bayer and other drospirenone-containing birth control makers to strengthen the warnings on the pills, including a statement regarding the fact that researchers have found that women who use the pills face triple the risk for blood clots, then women who use different types of oral contraceptives. disclaimer: This article: Yasmin, Yaz Settlements Hit $142 Million was posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 7:15 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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