Bayer Increases Settlement Amounts for Yaz Side Effect Lawsuits

The defective drug attorneys at Atkins & Markoff are alerting women who have experienced adverse side effects of Yaz or Yasmin that the birth control pills were recently ranked among the worst medications for side effects in 2011. In light of this new information, the maker of the oral contraceptives, Bayer, has set aside additional funds to resolve claims filed by those who suffered complications related to the drugs. If you have experienced a side effect related to the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin, contact our defective drug attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today. Time is limited for those who wish to file a drug injury lawsuit against Bayer for compensation, so don’t hesitate. With Dan Markoff and his team of qualified defective drug lawyers on your side, you can protect your legal rights and seek fair and timely reimbursement for your drug-related injuries.


In October 2011, the British Medical Journal published a study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen that drew a potential connection between the hormone drosperinone – used in both Yaz and Yasmin – and the risk of blood clots. Just a few days after the study was published, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its own study of more than 800,000 women, which found that drospirenone-containing drugs like Yaz could increase a patient’s risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by as much as 74%. Most recently, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) published a report in May 2012, ranking Yaz and Yasmin as the second-worst drugs in 2011 due to the risk of complications.


Due to the large number of side effect lawsuits that have been filed by Yaz and Yasmin users, the lawsuits have been consolidated as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL), to be handled by a court in Illinois. The court estimates that more than 11,000 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been filed by patients so far, and a recent report indicated that Bayer has settled about 1,900 lawsuits to date for more than $400 million, at an average of about $212,000 per claim. The report also found that Bayer has more than doubled its funds for settling Yaz and Yasmin side effect claims, to over $610 million, which could be good news for Yasmin and Yaz patients who have yet to file a lawsuit. If you have suffered side effects of the birth control pills Yasmin or Yaz, contact our defective drug attorneys at Atkins & Markoff as soon as possible. Our experienced drug injury lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you deserve and protect yourself and your family from further harm.