Yaz Birth Control Lawyers

Yasmin Birth Control Side Effects Lawyer

Yasmin, the popular prescription contraceptive marketed and distributed by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals as “Yaz” has been linked to a number of serious side effects.

A Yasmin lawsuit attorney is a product liability lawyer who assists clients who have been harmed by a dangerous pharmaceutical or misled by deceptive marketing information. Under FDA pressure, Bayer recently backtracked on its claims regarding what the Yasmin birth control pill can and cannot do.

If you would like to speak with a trial-tested Yasmin lawsuit attorney – one familiar with the drug’s side effects – contact our Yaz lawyers today and schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.

Non-FDA-approved Marketing of Yasmin

In Yasmin birth control lawsuits, an attorney protects the legal rights of women who were led to believe that taking Yasmin could eliminate their PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or that Yasmin could be used solely to clear up acne.

These claims by Bayer Healthcare – seen by millions of Americans over several months through television ads – were retracted after the FDA demanded that Bayer restrict its marketing of Yasmin to only FDA-approved applications of the drug.

Shortly thereafter, Yasmin’s television commercials changed significantly. The new version even features a woman acknowledging that “you may have seen some Yaz commercials recently that were not clear… the FDA wants us to correct a few points of those ads.” She goes on to clarify that Yasmin is approved to treat PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), not PMS.

Additionally, the commercial points out that Yasmin is not approved for maintaining clear skin and that there are a number of health risks and side effects associated with Yasmin use.

Yaz Side Effects

Virtually all prescription medicine introduces a risk of side effects. The common contraceptive, Yaz is no exception. Some women may experience none of the side effects; some will tolerate minor issues such as headache, and weight gain. And some will suffer the worst and most extreme side effects such as blot clots or chest pain.
Common Side Effects of Yaz
Before receiving FDA approval, Yaz, like all prescribed drugs, underwent clinical trials. These studies revealed common side effects that occur in more than one percent of the women and are fairly easy to treat by healthcare providers.

  • Weight gain
  • Increased appetite
  • A decreased libido
  • Headaches
  • Spotting (bleeding between periods)
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Nausea and vomiting

Some other Yaz side effects can be more serious and need careful medical attention. If any you take Yaz and experience any of these harmful side effects, you should consult your healthcare provider.

  • Depression
  • Chest pain or heaviness
  • Migraines
  • Breast lumps
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
  • Elevated potassium levels (hyperkalemia)
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg:
  • Pain in the calf
  • Leg cramps
  • Leg or foot swelling

Signs of a blood clot in the lung:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sharp chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Loss or changes of vision, (possible blood clot in the eye)

Signs of a stroke:

  • Vision or speech changes
  • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
  • Severe headache

Signs of liver damage:

  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Abdominal pain

Allergic reaction:

  • Unexplained rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

 

Yaz’s side effects can range from minor to life threatening. Many women have already filed lawsuits against the makers of Yaz after suffering blood clots and other harmful side effects.

Contact Our Yasmin Lawsuit Attorneys

An experienced Yasmin lawsuit attorney can help you file a lawsuit to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Our Yasmin lawyers have extensive experience with dangerous drug cases and have specifically handled many Yasmin birth control claims.

Our legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. To speak with a trial-tested Yasmin lawyer – one familiar with its side effects and capable of helping you obtain just compensation – contact our Yasmin lawsuit attorneys today. We will protect your rights.

Yaz Settlements May Be Increasing

Yaz lawsuits are being consolidated to a special federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) court in Illinois.  Steve Maher is a court appointed Yaz MDL Attorney.

Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz may be stepping up efforts to resolve claims against Yaz and Yasmin birth control.  The most recent Bayer shareholder report indicates that Bayer has resolved close to 3,500 Yaz lawsuits so far, totaling almost $750 million, making the average total per case nearly $214,000 which is higher than the original $212,000 per case.

At this point, Bayer is only settling claims involving blood clot injuries, such as DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and Pulmonary Embolism.

Yaz and Yasmin contain a synthetic hormone known as “Drospirenone”.  Drospirenone has been linked to DVT and Pulmonary Embolism, causing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to add a new warning to said birth control pills  - stating that women taking these birth control pills “may have a higher risk of blood clots.”

Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is strongly urged to contact a court appointed MDL attorney.

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.  Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our court appointed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and BeYaz MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney are here to help.  We represent you, we do not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies. We invite you to contact The Maher Law Firm or Frank Eidson Attorney At Law today.

 

BeYaz

BeYaz is a pill form of birth control, it was approved to prevent pregnancy, and is 99% effective when taken as directed.

BeYaz is sometimes prescribed for:

  • A daily dose of folate supplementation for women in their reproductive years
  • Treatment of PMDD -or- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Treatment of moderate acne in women over the age of 14

BeYaz can increase the risk of serious conditions,  including:  Blood clots, Stroke, and Heart Attack, which can be life threatening or lead to permanent disability.

Contact your health care provider if you have any of the following symptoms:  Migraine headaches, Numbness in legs or arms, Trouble speaking, Severe pain in your chest, Persistant leg pain, Blindness – partial or complete.

Bayer Health Care (the manufacturer of BeYaz) in cooperation with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has recently updated the product information for BeYaz to say:

“Women who use birth control pills with drospirenone (like Beyaz) may have a higher risk of getting a blood clot. Some studies reported that the risk of blood clots was higher for women who use birth control pills that contain drospirenone than for women who use birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone. Blood clots can be life-threatening or lead to permanent disability. Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk of blood clots before deciding which Pill is right for you.”

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.  Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our court appointed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and BeYaz MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney are here to help.  We represent you, we do not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies. We invite you to contact The Maher Law Firm or Frank Eidson Attorney At Law today.

Yaz | Yasmin | Ocella | BeYaz

Warning : Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and BeYaz can cause DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke, Heart Attack, Blood Clots, and Death

  • Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular events
  • Cardiovascular events increase in women over 35

Stop using Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and/or BeYaz and call your health care provider if you have any of the following side effects:

  • Sudden numbness
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Problems with vision
  • Problems with speech
  • Problems with balance
  • Chest pain
  • Pain spreading to your arms
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Migraines Headaches

On April 11 2012, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) order Bayer (The manufacturer of yaz & yasmin) to provide stronger and more clear warnings on their packaging labels of yaz and yasmin blood-clot dangers.

The new labels will include the below information:

“Vascular risks: Stop Yaz if a thrombotic event occurs. Stop at least 4 weeks before and through 2 weeks after major surgery. Start no earlier than 4 weeks after delivery, in women who are not breastfeeding. (5.1) COCs containing DRSP may be associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) than COCs containing levonorgestrel or some other progestins. Before initiating Yaz in a new COC user or a woman who is switching from a contraceptive that does not contain DRSP, consider the risks and benefits of a DRSP-containing COC in light of her risk of a VTE. (5.1)”

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.  Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our court appointed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and BeYaz MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney are here to help.  We represent you, we do not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies. We invite you to contact The Maher Law Firm or Frank Eidson Attorney At Law today.

Yaz

Yaz is birth control that comes in pill form

Yaz was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to prevent pregnancy, and to treat PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder).  Yaz was not approved to treat PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Do Not Use Yaz If:

  • You are over the age of 35
  • You smoke – smoking increases your risk of serious side effects from Yaz which can be life threatening, including blood clots, DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), Stroke, Heart Attack
  • You have kidney disease
  • You have Liver disease
  • You have Adrenal disease
  • You have had heart problems, blood clots, certain cancers, heart attack or stroke, or if you are or may be pregnant.

*Yaz increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and blood clots by 74% – this can be life threatening and lead to permanent disabilities.

*Yaz and Yasmin were ranked second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA, according to the QuarterWatch report from the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices.

 Common Side Effects of Yaz Include:

  • Headache/Migraine
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Breast Pain/Tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Decreased Libido
  • Weight Gain
  • Mood Changes

To contact an MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney that has been appointed to represents women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella simply fill out the form within this website or call Steve Maher at 1-886-481-8667 or Frank Eidson at 1-888-245-2855.

Yaz and Yasmin

Yaz

What is Yaz

Yaz is birth control that comes in pill form, it contains a synthetic hormone called “Drospirenone”.  Yaz is also sold under the brand names – Yasmin, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq, all of these birth control pills are combination products of drospirenone with an estrogen such as ethinylestradiol.

Women taking or who have taken birth control pills that contain drospirenone have a sevenfold risk of developing blood clots compared to women who take birth control pills that contain levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestogen).

Even though Yasmin was the first birth control pill to contain drospirenone, when Yaz hit the U.S. market In 2006 it quickly became one of the most popular froms of birth control.

Bayer (the manufacturer of Yaz) marketed Yaz as a treatment for acne and PMS (premenstrual syndrome), making it appealing to women seeking answers to these problems.  (Later, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq quickly followed suit.) Although the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) did not approve Yaz as a treatment for acne and PMS, it approved Yaz as a form of oral contraceptive (birth control pill), as a treatment for PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and to help treat moderate acne.  According to the FDA, Bayer marketed Yaz incorrectly by wrongly suggesting that Yaz was approved to treat PMS and acne at any level of severity.  The FDA also accuses Bayer of downplaying the risks that Yaz posed.

Today there are more than 10,000 U.S. patients who have filed lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, making it necessary to appoint multi-district legislation (MDL) attorneys to handle all of the Yaz cases.

Steve Maher is a court appointed Yaz MDL attorney.  To contact Steve Maher, call The Maher Law Firm at 1-886-481-8667

 

Yaz MDL Lawyers

If you have suffered from a stroke or pulmonary embolism due to Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella birth control, contact an official Yaz Multi-district Litigation (MDL) Lawyer today.  As a court appointed Yaz MDL lawyer, we have years of experience handling Yaz class action lawsuits, we can help you.  Call us today at 1-886-481-8667

What Is Yaz :

Yaz is known as an “oral contraceptive” or “birth control”.  Yaz has been labeled as a dangerous drug because it contains a synthetic female hormone known as “drospirenone”.  Drospirenone has been linked to several adverse effects including Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), blood clots, heart attacks, stroke, pulmonary embolism and even death.

According to the US Drug Watchdog :

“The US Drug Watchdog Initiates A National Investigation of The birth control pill called Yaz”

“According to the US Drug Watchdog the birth control pill known as Yaz could be putting millions of young women at risk of serious side effects including stroke, heart attack and even death. The group is saying, “Bayer USA, the maker of Yaz, has already come under criticism from the US Food & Drug Administration for running TV commercials that minimize the potential health consequences of Yaz.” The US Drug Watchdog has seen these commercials and completely agrees with the FDA.”

“The US Drug Watchdog is saying, “all young women taking Yaz should be aware of the complaints and reported side affects associated with this birth control pill.”

Anyone affected by pulmonary embolism, blood clots, DVT or stroke after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella should contact a Multi-district Litigation Lawyer (MDL) who handles Yaz class action lawsuits.

To contact a MDL attorney that represents women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella either fill out the form to your right, visit our site at The Maher Law Firm or give us a call at 1-886-481-8667

BeYaz

Beyaz-yaz-yasmin-ocella-dangerous drugs / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson Attorney At LawBeYaz is an oral contraceptive (birth control pill) that contains drospirenone

Drospirenone is a synthetic progestin hormone that prevents ovulation, causes changes in the cervical and uterine lining, and suppresses the secretion of the hormones that regulate the body’s water and electrolytes, among other things.

BeYaz has been linked with an increased risk of blood clots and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) what can potentially cause a women to have serious adverse effects including, but not limited to:  Heart attack, Stroke, Pulmonary embolism and even Death.  Smoking will increase these serious adverse effects especially in women over the age of 35.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and Bayer (the manufacturer of BeYaz) have updated the product information for BeYaz to include:

“Women who use birth control pills with drospirenone (like Beyaz) may have a higher risk of getting a blood clot. Some studies reported that the risk of blood clots was higher for women who use birth control pills that contain drospirenone than for women who use birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone. Blood clots can be life-threatening or lead to permanent disability. Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk of blood clots before deciding which Pill is right for you.”

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.  Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our BeYaz Attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals.  If you or a loved one have experienced side effects as a result of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Beyaz, contact our BeYaz Lawyers today.

Yaz Harms Contact An MDL Today 11-7-2012

Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz and Ocella increase the risk of pulmonary embolism by 74%

Yaz and Yasmin were ranked second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration) according to the QuarterWatch report from the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices.

Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin has started settling some injury claims due to the use of Yaz and Yasmin at an average of $212,000 per case.

The Yaz Resource Center (a patient advocacy group) has been alerting women with questions about Yaz that the birth control drug has been linked to blood clot injuries.

Anyone affected by pulmonary embolism, blood clots, DVT or stroke after taking Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz, or Ocella should contact a Multi-district Litigation Lawyer (MDL) who handles Yaz cases.

To contact a MDL attorney that represents women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz or Ocella either fill out the form to your right, or visit our site at The Maher Law Firm

 

What Is Yaz | October 2012 Yasmin News Update

Yaz is a birth control pill or oral contraceptive that contains the synthetic female hormone, progesterone called “drospirenone”.

Drospirenone, is a dangerous drug that causes many adverse effects including, DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and blood clots which in turn can cause heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolisms and even death.

Birth control pills containing drospirenone include:

Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz, Ocella, Yasminelle, Zarah and Angeliq

Bayer AG, the manufacturer of yaz and yasmin announced settlements totaling over $400,000 U.S. dollars as of August 2012.  There have been at least 1,900 cases resolved claiming the birth control pills caused heart attacks and/or strokes.  Bayer AG, paid out an average of $212,000 U.S. dollars per case.

Birth control pills containing drospirenone are required to include the following information:

A summary of previously released results of the FDA funded study regarding the blood clot risk, and that some epidemiologic studies show as high as a threefold increased risk for blood clots for birth control pills containing drospirenone.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm and Frank M. Eidson would like to help.  We invite you to contact our trial tested Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Lawyers today.