Reports indicate there could be as many as 25,000 lawsuits filed against Bayer Corp. for their prescription birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, according to bnd.com. In order to get a handle on all of this potential litigation, the United States Supreme Court decided to allow multi-district litigation (MDL).
Basically, MDL means all of the Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits that are filed across the country will be handled in one court and overseen by one judge in order to reduce duplicative efforts.
Forget the lawyerly proceedings for a second and absorb the fact that 25,000 lawsuits have been filed due to the side effects of one prescription drug. That's pretty staggering and means at least 25,000 women have been so adversely effected by their experience with Yaz or Yasmin that they've filed a claim against Bayer. This number doesn't include the women who've suffered adverse reactions to Yaz or Yasmin and decided not to pursue legal action.
Some of the most common side effects reported by Yaz and Yasmin users include:
- Blood clots including deep vein thrombosis
- Breast lump
- Chest pain
- Pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
- Problems with vision, speech, or balance
- Sudden numbness
- Symptoms of depression
As you can see, the potential side effects of these dangerous drugs are pretty horrendous. Our law firm decided to perform some in-depth research on the controversy surrounding Yaz and Yasmin in a special report. Get access to the special report here. It provides information regarding these potentially lethal birth control pills.
In addition, we have a library of frequently asked questions about Yaz and Yasmin that could help answer some of your most pressing queries.