08/29/2012 Yaz Lawsuit News: For uptodate information contact 800-611-7080. As of the latest report from the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the current number of remaining active lawsuits in the Yaz Lawsuit and Yasmin Lawsuit Multidistrict litigation stands at 8,825 cases down from a historical high of 9,645. This refers to the Multi District Litigation being heard in the Court of Chief Judge David Herndon. The number of cases included in the MDL do not necessarily represent the total number of outstanding Yaz Lawsuit and Yasmin Lawsuit cases as all plaintiffs do not necessarily chose to add their case to the Multidistrict litigation and new Yaz Lawsuits and Yasmin Lawsuit continue to be filed.
The terms Yaz Multidistrict Litigation and Yasmin Multidistriction are not commonly known to the public. The terms Yaz Class Action Lawsuit and Yasmin Class Action Lawsuit are more commonly used by the public although a class action lawsuit and a Multidistrict litigation are not technically the same type of legal proceedings. Both class action lawsuits as well as multi district litigations both generally stem from Mass Torts.
A mass tort is simply a legally actionable wrong done to a large (mass) number of people by a single or small group of defendants. One of the primary differences in a class action lawsuit and a multidistrict litigation is the fact that the plaintiffs in a class action must all have nearly identical damages and the case is heard as a single lawsuit. In a multidistrict litigation, cases are consolidated into a single court before a single judge as with a class action lawsuit however, the individual lawsuits in a multidistrict claim remain separate and unique claims. The forming of a Multidistrict Litigation is more common in a pharmaceutical lawsuit as the damages suffered by the plaintiffs from a defective drug can vary widely and thus the group cannot and should not be treated as a class.
If you or a loved one has suffered a blood clot related injury after taking Yaz or Yasmin please contact the toll free Yaz/Yasmin Lawsuit hotline set up by Best Legal Source to arrange a free consultation with an attorney filing Yaz Lawsuit cases and Yasmin Lawsuit cases. The toll free hotline can be reached 24 hours per day at 1-800-611-7080