Question:

Has a Yaz or Yasmin Class Action Suit been filed?

Answer:

There have been several Yaz and Yasmin class action lawsuits filed against Bayer over their popular birth control pills. However, women who are interested in obtaining compensation for an injury from Yaz or Yasmin side effects are pursuing their claims as individual lawsuits.

Although thousands of cases have been filed on behalf of women throughout the United States, an individual Yaz suit or Yasmin suit is different from a class action. Management of the litigation during pretrial proceedings is similar to how many would expect a Yaz or Yasmin class action suit to be handled, so it is common for individuals who have a valid and compensible injury claim against the manufacturer for failing to adequately warn about the risk of problems from Yaz or Yasmin to refer to their case as a class action lawsuit.

Many of the advantages of class actions are found in the litigation for Yaz and Yasmin. Class action lawsuits allow a large number of individuals to pursue a claim against a common defendent through a process that increases efficiency and lowers the costs of litigation, avoiding the need to repeat discovery on the same issues hundreds or thousands of times and eliminating conflicting ruling in cases spread throughout the United States. Similar procedures are in place for the Yaz and Yasmin injury lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals.

All federal Yaz and Yasmin product liability lawsuits filed throughout the United States have been consolidated as part of what is known as an MDL or “Multidistrict Litigation.” This is a judicial process that allows thousands of cases from across the country to be transferred to one court for coordinated handling during pretrial litigation. The Yaz and Yasmin MDL has been centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

It is not uncommon for the federal MDL to be referred to as the Yaz class action litigation or Yasmin class action litigation. However, while the cases are consolidated for discovery and pretrial proceedings, they ultimately remain individual product liability claims. If a Yaz or Yasmin settlement is not reached during the pretrial litigation, each case will be transferred back to the court where it was originally filed for a trial on the merits.

Similar centralization of the Yaz or Yasmin lawsuits in a “class action”-like manner have been ordered for state court cases filed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well.

Since every case remains an individual lawsuit, where the plaintiff must establish that their use of the birth control pill caused the alleged injury and that the drug makers failed to adequately warn about the risk of side effects, it is very important to have a qualified Yaz / Yasmin “class action” attorney representing your interests.

FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A YAZ OR YASMIN SUIT

The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims on behalf of women who have experienced the following health problems from Yasmin or Yaz:

All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis by our Yasmin / Yaz attorney, which means that there are never any out of pocket fees or expenses, and we get paid nothing unless we win your case.

To review a potential claim for yourself or a family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Austin Kirk
Last Updated April 1st, 2011
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