Yaz Class Action Lawsuits Making Progess

Yaz and Yasmin birth control lawsuits are making steady progress in the multi district litigation established to handle the consolidated lawsuits. It’s been less than 90 days since a U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered all Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits be consolidated and coordinated in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Thus far, approximately 300 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals alleging that the pharmaceutical company failed to warn women about the increased risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and gall bladder disease. More Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits are expected against Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
The MDL judge overseeing the cases is pleased with the progress of litigation.
The Court would like this case to move along efficiently and effectively,” indicated Judge Herndon in minutes from the December 17 hearing. “Both sides are working diligent and in good faith to move this litigation at a fast pace and court is encouraged by that. Court has had to intervene very little.”