With reports surfacing that Bayer will have to pay hundreds of millions to settle cases over serious side effects from its Yaz and Yasmin drugs, the company was hit with more bad news this month: the FDA is now ordering additional warnings on the popular birth control drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on April 10th that it would require an additional safety warning on all drugs like Yaz which contain the chemical drospirenone, as the hormone has been associated with increased blood clot risks.
As more and more women who’ve suffered side effects after taking the birth control Yaz come forward with legal action, Bayer Pharmaceuticals has announced the start of case settlements. However, the outcome of a case may depend largely on the lawyer involved.Read More
Yaz® and Yasmin are two of the most popular forms of birth control for women around the world over the past decade.
Recently, however, researchers found that these drugs can significantly increase the chance of suffering serious Yaz side effects like Stroke, Blood Clots, DVT and Pulmonary Embolism.
The U.S. FDA has also released warnings and studies showing Yaz and Yasmin health risks after they received hundreds of reports of patients suffering serious injury or death while taking the oral contraceptive.
The maker of Yaz, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, failed to properly warn patients about the serious side effects linked to this drug. As a result, they may be liable for the injuries and damages caused. Currently, lawyers are assisting the victims in filing lawsuits for their medical costs, pain and suffering.
If you suffered a stroke, blood clot, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, contact us today to speak with a lawyer. You may be entitled to a substantial settlement. Time to file a claim, however, is limited.
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July 31, 2012 - The maker of controversial birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer, has begun settling many of the injury claims filed by those women affected. However, only certain cases may qualify and the time to file a claim is limited.
Anyone affected by a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
The British Medical Journal released a study from The University of Copenhagen last year which related the chemicals in Yaz to blood clots. On October 27, 2011, the FDA also published a report showing drugs like Yaz could raise the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.Read More
After years of denying that its popular oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin post health risks to women, reports indicate Bayer is now willing to pay heavily to settle some of the thousands of lawsuits over the drugs. However, only certain lawyers will get money for their clients.
Court records show nearly 11,000 Yaz lawsuits have been filed by women or families alleging the drugs caused blood clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism.
The oral contraceptive drugs Yaz® and Yasmin sold by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals are popular with women around the world for the prevention of pregnancy and help with limiting side effects of menstruation.
Although the drugs were approved by the FDA in 2001 and 2006, the agency has since issued several warning letters as well as a major study highlighting the danger of blood clots from the drugs.
Studies have shown that Yaz can cause blood clots which can lead to:
The FDA has also received hundreds of reports of injury or death in women taking Yaz or Yasmin from strokes, pulmonary embolism or blood clots. The latest study indicated the drug could increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 75%.
The British Medical Journal also released studies from researchers in Denmark and the Netherlands in 2009 suggesting that women taking birth control pills like Yaz and Yasmin had a higher risk of developing blood clots, which can cause DVT, strokes and pulmonary embolism.
Contact us today for more information on the side effects of Yaz and to speak with a lawyer about your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide help.