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Yasmin Settlements Climb to $142 Million

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 18, 2012 ) New York, NY – Yasmin settlements have climbed to $142 million, averaging $218,000 per case, according to a number of news sources. Bayer has reportedly resolved 651 lawsuits alleging that its Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills caused sometimes-fatal blood clots in women, with one financial analyst reportedly estimating that Bayer may have to pay out more than $2.65 billion to resolve all cases surrounding these oral contraceptives. If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot while taking Yaz or Yasmin, you may still be able to file a claim against the manufacturer to seek compensation for medical expenses and other losses. To learn more about the Yasmin settlements and to have your claim evaluated at no cost to you, please visit http://www.classaction.org/yaz-yasmin.html today.

The news of the Yasmin settlements came shortly after the FDA ordered a stronger blood clot warning on Yaz and Yasmin labels. The new labels will include information that some studies have found up to a threefold increase in the risk of blood clots with pills containing drospirenone, a hormone found in Yaz, Yasmin and other newer, fourth-generation birth control pills. The agency’s own study found that 10 in 10,000 women taking oral contraceptives containing this synthetic hormone would get a blood clot per year, compared to approximately six in 10,000 women using older birth control pills. This announcement of the label update was made after an advisory committee of outside experts to the agency voted for pills containing drospirenone to undergo a label revision to more clearly outline their risks and benefits.

Reportedly, Bayer is facing 11,900 lawsuits over its Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives. Bayer has agreed to settle the first group of lawsuits for venous clot injuries – deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) - while other suits are still in progress. If you suffered a venous clot injury while taking Yaz or Yasmin, it’s not too late to make a claim. For a free evaluation of your blood clot claim, visit ClassAction.org today.

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