Class action touted over combined oral contraceptives

The potential legal action focuses on clot-related side-effects, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke and myocardial infarction.

The South Australian law firm working on the case, Tindall Gask Bentley, said the next step was to contact Bayer for their reaction.

“It’s very serious stuff. Lives have been severely impacted and it has been costly for these women, financially and physically,” a spokesperson said.

“At this point we would be fairly confident or we wouldn’t be spending this much time and energy on the groundwork, but we certainly haven’t committed to an action yet.”

Reports from the US indicate that Bayer has spent around $1.6 billion on out-of-court settlements for around 7660 women.

A statement from Bayer Australia said that any possible action would be vigorously defended.

“Bayer is concerned that the ongoing media exposure on this topic