Bayer Pays $24M To Settle Yaz, Yasmin Gallbladder Cases

Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT) -- A federal judge gave approval to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s settlement to pay $24 million to patients claiming they developed gallbladder disease or had their gallbladders removed after using Bayer’s Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, according to an agreement filed in multidistrict litigation court last week.

U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon on Friday approved the deal giving patients who had surgery to remove their gallbladders after taking the contraceptives up to $3,000 and patients who developed gallbladder symptoms after taking the pills but did...
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