To date, settlements in thousands of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella cases have been reached and it is estimated that Bayer, the drug manufacturer, has paid out over $1 Billion to more than 6,000 injured women across the country, for an average of approximately $209,000 per plaintiff. Of course, this number will vary depending on the severity of each plaintiff’s injuries.
It has been claimed that the birth control pill (commonly known as Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella) causes blood clotting issues as well as gallbladder injuries. For gallbladder injuries, which Bayer maintains is not linked to the drug, a settlement has been reached whereby plaintiffs could receive $2,000 for a documented injury and $3,000 for those who have had their gallbladder removed. There are reports that indicate that this settlement will be capped at $24 Million.
As aforementioned, the cases involving blood clots, are settling for much higher amounts. There are three types of injuries (linked to blood clotting) that Bayer is currently settling. They include Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and/or stroke. While Bayer continues to settle on a case by case basis, there is no indication that settlement amounts will vary from what we have seen to date. Women suffering any of these injuries can still bring a claim against Bayer and may want to seek immediate legal advice.
As one can only imagine, women around the country have been seriously affected, both physically and financially. In an effort to relieve some of the financial strain caused by these sometimes debilitating injuries, Case Funding has, and continues to provide financial assistance to those injured.
Cash Advance for product liability:
If you or a loved has been injured, has a lawyer and a product liability claim, you may be eligible for a pre-settlement cash advance from Case Funding Inc. Money is available in the form of a cash advance – it is not a loan, and the funds can be used for any type of living expenses, rent and car payments or for medical treatment.