Bayer will be paying nearly $110 million in order to settle 500 of the lawsuits filed against them that each claim that their product Yasmin or Yaz caused the increased risk of birth defects.
According to the judge in the case, the first trial was pushed back and this case was settled in mediation. The $110 million settlement will be split between 500 cases, meaning that each case will be $220,000.
Each of these lawsuits claim that the contraceptives lead to blood clots, which in turn lead to heart attacks and strokes. This settlement was made just days after the FDA announced that the warning labels on the birth control pills would be changed.
If you or a loved one has taken Yasmin and Yaz and developed a serious health side effect as a result, contact the Yasmin birth control lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.