Perhaps The Slow-Going Over Past Year Will Be Changed By Upcoming Mediations With Two Special Masters Appointed Recently By Judge Herndon
SUMMARY: For the YAZ / Yasmin / Ocella / Gianvi litigation as of July 2, 2014:
• Settlements with about 8,900 claimants for total of $1.8 billion;
• The number of pending claims with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) — the “venous clot injuries” — is approximately 2400; and,
• There are an estimated 2,600 claims with other alleged drospirenone (DRSP) related injuries, such as arterial clots.
So where do things stand in comparison to our last article about the Bayer DRSP birth control pills litigation? More new blood clot cases have been filed than there have been older cases settled, using Bayer’s numbers.
One hopes that the two special masters appointed by Judge Herndon “for the purpose of mediating settlement” will serve to move cases to settlement at a faster pace than has been the experience of this past year.[Read this article in full at original source]
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