Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Gianvi Lawsuit Filings Top 11,000

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted March 2, 2012


More than 11,300 people throughout the United States have filed a Yaz lawsuit, Yasmin lawsuit, Ocella lawsuit or Gianvi lawsuit against Bayer after suffering a blood clot or other injury that was caused by one of the popular birth control pills, and that number is expected to continue to increase.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. began reviewing potential claims for women who suffered serious or fatal injuries as a result of side effects of Yaz and Yasmin for nearly three years. While initial estimates suggested that the number of Yaz birth control suits may eventually exceed 25,000, it now appears unlikely that many cases will be filed. However, a staggering number of otherwise healthy young women have suffered devastating or fatal injuries as a result of Bayer’s failure to adequately research their birth control pills or warn about the risk of health problems.

According to Bayer’s 2011 Annual Report, the drug maker indicated that they continue to believe they have meritorious defenses, but suggested that they will consider Yaz settlements on a case-by-case basis. In fact, the drug maker disclosed that they have setled Yaz claims brought by approximately 70 plaintiffs already, although none of the terms of those agreements have been released.

Earlier this year, the first trial involving health problems from Yaz was scheduled to begin in Federal court. However, the judge presiding over the litigation postponed the start of that case on December 31, and ordered the parties to engage in additional negotiations to resolve pending cases.


Although substantial progress has been made toward resolving lawsuits, the Yaz lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review new claims for otherwise healthy women who have suffered devastating injuries after taking a drospirenone-based birth control pill, such as:

  • Blood Clot
  • Stroke or Heart Attack
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Sudden Death

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

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