Yaz and Yasmin Cases Consolidated in MDL in Southern District of Illinois

Today the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation filed its order transferring all federal court Yaz/Yasmin lawsuits to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. MDL 2100 was assigned to Judge David R. Herndon. The pretrial proceedings for these cases will be handled under the title, IN RE: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing and Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation. The Order comes after a hearing in front of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation last week.

The cases consolidated under MDL involve allegations that Yaz, Yasmin and the generic, Ocella, are associated with increased risks of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart attack and serious gallbladder disease. The cases will be consolidated for the purposes of discovery and pretrial motions.