The New Jersey judiciary is considering a judge's request for mass tort status for a growing number of suits alleging strokes and other serious health problems from the oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. With 13 suits filed in his vicinage, Judge Donald Volkert Jr. wrote that the litigation "would place a fairly substantial strain on our already limited resources." There are 26 suits pending in other counties, and Volkert said plaintiffs lawyers have told him the number could reach 1,000.
N.J. Court Weighing Mass Tort Status for Suits Over Birth Control Pills
New Jersey Law Journal
November 9, 2009