As Dallas Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella lawsuit attorney, I am providing this litigation update for folks who have either filed or contemplating filing a lawsuit against Bayer for the personal injuries they have suffered as a result of taking these medications.
This week, plaintiff attorneys who have filed a Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella lawsuit against Bayer, filed a motion in Southern Illinois federal court to extend deadlines for the discovery process.
The parties have asked that the specific discovery deadline for bellwether cases to be pushed back to April 14, 2011 and for the first trial to be pushed back from September, 2011, to January, 2012.
About 6,500 cases are currently in the federal MDL Yasmin and Yaz litigation. All of the lawsuits involve allegations that Bayer failed to adequately research their birth control pills or warn that Yaz and Yasmin may increase the risk of blood clots when compared to other birth control pills, resulting in strokes, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and gallstones.
The plaintiff attorneys say they have received over 50 million documents from Bayer to review and anticipate millions of more pages of documents that will need to be produced before trials can commence.
In October 2010, a Case Management Order (CMO) was filed in the federal MDL, scheduling three bellweather Yaz and Yasmin trials to occur in September 2011, January 2012 and April 2012. Cases are being prepared for these trial dates to help both parties test the strengths and weaknesses of cases and facilitate a Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella settlement.
According to allegations in complaints, the increased risk of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella is linked to the use of drospirenone, a fourth generation progestin that is only found in these oral birth control pills and their generic equivalents.
Information and commentary provided by Dallas Fort Worth Yaz Yasmin Ocella Injury Attorney Dr Shezad Malik. The Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm can be contacted in Dallas toll free at 888-210-9693 or in Fort Worth at 817-717-1772. If you or a loved one has been injured from Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella, please fill out our contact card for a free consultation.