Bayer Refuses to Settle Yaz Lawsuits: Judge Orders Trials for 2015

Steve Cid | December 15th, 2014

Courthose AttorneyBayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, is refusing to settle a number of lawsuits involving injuries from the popular pills. U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who is overseeing pretrial proceedings for as many as 5,000 remaining product liability lawsuits against Bayer, has ordered that a group of 33 Yaz lawsuits now be prepared for trial beginning in the middle of 2015.

Long wait for justice for Yaz-related complications

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) of approximately 12,000 cases against Bayer has been consolidated since 2009 before Judge Hendon in federal court in the Southern District of Illinois. The suits include allegations that Bayer exaggerated certain benefits of both Yaz and Yasmin such as acne reduction and minimized the serious and, in some cases, deadly side effects of the drugs.Bayer agreed to settle with plaintiffs on the majority of cases that involved gallbladder problems and venous clot injuries such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

But 5,000 cases remain in limbo for victims who allege that their specific injuries such as patent foramen ovale cases and arterial thrombotic events were caused by their use of Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills.  Judge Herndon has ordered a representative group of cases to be prepared in a “bellwether” program—these 33 cases will be used to help both the plaintiffs and the defendant, Bayer, see how juries react to the assembled evidence and testimony on both sides. It’s the courts hope that the trial process will spur both sides to “find common ground where none existed before” and possibly generate discussion and progress toward settlements of the outstanding cases.

Yaz and Yasmin settlement funding

As of March, 2014, 8,250 Yaz and Yasmin cases have been settled by Bayer for $1.7 billion. These individuals who have already been waiting for years to get to this point have had their medical bills, living expenses, and mortgage payments continue to grow while the painstakingly slow judicial process proceeded. Now that a settlement has been reached, the wait is far from over. Payouts from settlements can take many months to reach the victims while creditors keep the pressure on, and victims risk foreclosure or bankruptcy.

LawStreet Capital can provide Yaz and Yasmin settlement funding to keep you solvent and the bill collectors away from your door by providing an immediate cash advance against your projected settlement. The advance is quick, usually within a day of application approval, with no hidden fees or upfront expenses. Yasmin settlement funding is also non-recourse —if for any reason you don’t receive your settlement, you do not have to pay back your advance.

Yaz birth control lawsuit loan

LawStreet Capital is the nation’s #1 provider of dangerous drug lawsuit funding. If you have suffered from the side effects of Yasmin or Yaz, and have filed a lawsuit to compensate you for your injuries, LawStreet Capital is the safe haven you need to help you weather the storm of medical bills and other fast-mounting expenses while you wait for claim to resolve.

A Yaz birth control lawsuit loan can provide you with immediate cash without employment verification or long waiting periods, and you won’t be hit with fees or upfront costs. Best of all, if you lose your lawsuit and do not receive compensation for your suffering, your advance is yours to keep without any obligation to pay it back.

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