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RD Legal Funding Provides Immediate Settlement Financing to Growing Number of Yaz and Yasmin Plaintiffs
Date:7/24/2012

CRESSKILL, N.J., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer, the German chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer, has settled another 1000 Yaz and Yasmin related lawsuits since the April report, raising the amount Bayer has agreed to pay out to $300 million. An additional 7,500 suits are expected to be settled by year's end according to the federally appointed mediator working on the cases (source). However, disbursement of settlement funds to plaintiffs and their attorneys may take months, if not years—too long for some of the women who have suffered grievous illnesses as a result of Bayer's negligence in not providing adequate warnings on Yaz and Yasmin. RD Legal Funding, LLC ("RD Legal") is offering the plaintiffs and their attorneys settlement financing once their award amounts are finalized.

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Thanks in large part to aggressive marketing, Yaz became the top-selling birth control pill in the United States, generating $1.58 billion in sales in 2010. Bayer targeted the oral contraceptive to women under 35, touting it as the birth control pill that also reduced premenstrual depression and acne. Although those most at risk were older women, tragically, as a result of Bayer's marketing strategy, many younger plaintiffs suffered physical illnesses not usually seen in women their age.

Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to increased risk in women of venous thromboembolism; deep vein thrombosis; pulmonary embolism; heart attacks; and strokes. A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that occurs in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis.  A pulmonary embolism takes place when a blood clot brea
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