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Yasmin/Yaz Lawsuit News: Motion Denied by MDL Plaintiff Attorneys
By Kimberly Mirando
A motion made by Yaz lawyers in the Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit multidistrict litigation (MDL) asking the court to force Bayer to release 330 documents that had previously been withheld was denied by the presiding Judge David R. Herndon. The ruling in favor of Bayer is not seen as a major setback for Plaintiffs with Yaz lawsuits pending in the MDL. Bayer has already agreed to pay $142 million in Yaz lawsuit settlements to resolve claims it did not adequately warn women about the serous risks of side effects, including blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and more.
The Yaz lawsuit MDL lawyers wanted Bayer to hand over hundreds of documents it was withholding in the litigation, but Bayer asserted the documents in question were protected by attorney client privilege. Judge Herndon agreed with Bayer on almost all counts and denied the majority of the motion brought by the Yasmin lawyers on the Plaintiffs' behalf. Bayer has already turned over more than 3.5 million documents to Yaz lawsuit attorneys during the discovery process of the Yaz lawsuit MDL, which helped secure millions of dollars in Yaz lawsuit settlements so far. Despite reaching settlement agreements in some of the cases, women are still able to sue Bayer for their Yaz blood clot injuries and have their lawsuits join the Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit MDL. Thousands of Yaz blood clot lawsuits pending in the MDL are still awaiting resolution.
Yasmin/Yaz Lawsuit MDL
Yaz blood clot victims who experienced serious side effects like pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are still able to join the Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit MDL currently pending in the U.S. District Court for Southern Illinois, known as Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100).
The Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit MDL allows thousands of Yasmin and Yaz users to file lawsuits under the jurisdiction of one judge, retain their own attorney, and receive an individual award if the case is won or settled. If an MDL settlement is reached, the award they would receive is typically much larger than any individual award expected in a Yasmin/Yaz class action lawsuit.
Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against Bayer, alleging they suffered serious Yasmin/Yaz side effects such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, heart attack and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) from taking the oral contraceptives. Women who have suffered Yaz/Yasmin side effects claim they should have been warned of the severe and deadly side effects of these birth control drugs. If you are experiencing these Yasmin/Yaz side effects, you should see a doctor immediately. You should also consider speaking with a Yasmin/Yaz compensation consultant to see if you have a case to seek compensation from Bayer through a Yasmin/Yaz class action lawsuit or by joining the Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit MDL.
If you would like more information about filing Yasmin/Yaz blood clot class action lawsuit or would like to file an individual Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit, go to the Yasmin/Yaz Class Action Lawsuit Investigation page. You can submit your information, or your loved one's, to Yaz attorneys who are actively investigating all claims regarding blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, DVT and other problems which may be a severe side effect of taking Yasmin or Yaz. Yasmin/Yaz attorneys are waiting to talk to you now and the consultation is free. These Yasmin/Yaz lawyers don't get paid unless you win or settle.
Updated July 19th, 2012
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