Drug giant Bayer AG recently agreed to pay plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits that claimed they suffered gallbladder injuries and blood clot damages because of Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives.
According to recent court documents, Bayer reached a deal on Friday, March 15 to make a settlement of up to $24 million for consolidated gallbladder injury lawsuits in four states. Plaintiffs who suffered gallbladder injuries will receive $2,000 in payment from Bayer, and $3,000 will go to plaintiffs who had their gallbladders removed, according to the agreement. On the other hand, 4,800 consolidated plaintiffs who claimed to suffer blood clots from the contraceptive drug could receive a portion of a $1 billion settlement.
Bayer is firm in its belief that Yasmin and Yaz contraceptive pills do not increase the risk of gallbladder injuries compared to other contraceptives. However, many women have been found to suffer serious health problems as a result of using this pill; thus, our attorneys at Williams Kherkher work diligently to fight for compensation for these victims. Call 800-761-3187 to discuss your legal options if you have suffered from using Yasmin or Yaz.