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.

What We Now Know About Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella

Once Upon A Time………Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella were thought to be “different” forms of birth control that would helped offer some relief for those suffering from  PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

We now know that Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills have a 74% increased risk for blood clots or venous thromboembolism, due to the synthetic progestin hormone known as Drospirenone.  Blood clots can break loose from the vein, move through the body and into the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism which can result in death.

Each Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pill contains 3mg of Drospirenone.

As of April 2012, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) required new labeling for birth control pills containing drospirenone that include the following information:

    • A summary of the 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.

Drospirenone also suppresses the secretion of the hormones that regulate the body’s water and electrolytes, which may cause higher potassium levels.

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.

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Multidistrict Litigation Attorneys

Steve Maher is a MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney representing  women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.

Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are dangerous drugs that can potentially harm you and your loved ones.

Yaz and Yasmin contain estrogen (in the form of ethinyl estradiol) and Progestin (in the form of the synthetic hormone drospirenone)

The FDA has concluded that birth control pills containing Drospirenone have a 74% increased risk  for blood clots or venous thromboembolism.

Yaz and Yasmin have been known to cause heart attacks, strokes and deep vein thrombosis.  Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to 50 deaths in women as young as 17 and hundreds of injuries.

Bayer AG, based in Leverkusen, Germany manufactures Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella and has to date settled Yaz Lawsuits totaling over $402 million.

The company, originally put aside a total of $246 million U.S. dollars in 2010 and 2011, according to securities filings, and has now more than doubled it’s reserve for Yaz and Yasmin cases to $610.5 million U.S. dollars.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by this dangerous drug, Steve Maher can help.  Steve does not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies, Steve represents you and your loved ones.

For a FREE no obligation case evaluation, contact The Maher Law Firm today at 1-888-884-1507

 

Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuit Settlements, $402 Million And Counting

Bayer AG pays out an average of $212,000 per Yaz and Yasmin case

In a stockholders’ newsletter in July, Bayer said that it’s resolved almost 1,900 cases in which it’s alleged that its Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives caused clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Bayer AG, based in Leverkusen, Germany put aside a total of $246 million U.S. dollars in 2010 and 2011, according to securities filings, and has now more than doubled it’s reserve for Yaz and Yasmin cases to $610.5 million U.S. dollars.

Bloomberg Report - In an emailed statement, Bayer officials said “We believe we have made appropriate provisions for most of the cases we consider to be worthy of settlement with these accounting measures.”

It is said that Bayer may have to pay more than 2.5 Billion U.S. dollars to resolve all the cases over Yaz and Yasmin.

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