Yaz Multidistrict Litigation 2013

Yaz MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) cases regarding the development of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) are still pending around the country.

However, Bayer – the manufacturer of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, announced settlements of 5,700 claims in Yaz birth control lawsuits totaling $1.18 Billion U.S. dollars.

The lawsuits allege that Bayer failed to give sufficient warning to patients and physicians about the increased risk of adverse effects, including some that could potentially lead to death.

Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella side effects include, but are not limited to:

  • DVT, Blood Clots
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Death

There are 10,200 Yaz lawsuits pending in the U.S and over 1,300 claims pending that have not been filed in court.  14,500 claimants are currently in pending lawsuits that allege they have suffered personal injuries from the use of Yaz, Yasmin and /or Ocella.

Contact Our Yasmin Lawsuit Attorneys

An experienced Yaz and 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 Yaz and Yasmin birth control claims.

Our legal team will aggressively represent you to obtain full compensation for your injury.  Contact our Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit attorneys today. We will protect your rights.

 

Yaz | Yasmin News 2013

As stated by Bayer AG Stockholders’ Newsletter First Quarter 2013:

  • The number of Yaz / Yasmin lawsuits pending in the United States and served upon Bayer was around 10,200
  • 1,340 claims are pending that have not been filed in court
  • Excluding claims already settled; there are 14,500 claimants in pending lawsuits that allege they have suffered personal injuries and even death from the use of Yasmin, Yaz, Ocella and/or Gianvi (the generic version of Yaz)
  • Bayer agreed to settle the claims without admitting liability, of about 5,700 claimants in the U.S. totaling almost $1.18 billion U.S. dollars
  • Bayer is only settling claims in the United States for DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis

Contact Our Yasmin Lawsuit Attorneys

An experienced Yaz and 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 Yaz and Yasmin birth control claims.

Our legal team will aggressively represent you to obtain full compensation for your injury.  Contact our Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit attorneys today. We will protect your rights.

Yaz Class Action Lawsuit Moving Forward In Toronto

A lawsuit has been filed in Ontario against Bayer -the manufactures of Yaz and Yasmin

The lawsuit alleges that Canadian women were “kept in the dark” about the increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease and other medical conditions they had from taking Yaz or Yasmin.

In the United States, similar cases have taken place.  In March, Bayer paid up to $24 million U.S. dollars to settle gallbladder injury claims in Illinois, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  According to Reuters, plaintiffs who suffered gallbladder injuries would receive $2,000 while those who had their gallbladders removed would receive $3,000.  A total of $1 Billion U.S. dollars will be divided among 4,800 women who said the pill caused blood clots that resulted in heart attack, strokes and other injuries.

However, in the United States, these cases are ultimately consolidated.  ”In the U.S., most class actions never go to trial and instead if a class is successfully certified that it’s allowed to go forward as a class action, the defendant settles.” said Glenn Cohen, a Harvard law school professor.

In April 2012, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) required Bayer to change the labels on Yaz and Yasmin birth control products to emphasize blood clot warnings.

Contact Our Yasmin Lawsuit Attorneys

An experienced Yaz and 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 Yaz and Yasmin birth control claims.

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

Yaz News | Yaz Side Effects 2013

A Yaz side effect lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Francisco, on March 19, 2013.

The plaintiffs include five women who claim to have suffered from DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), and other injuries arising from the use of Yaz.

According to court documents, the women contest that Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals – the manufacturer of Yaz, should have known its Yaz birth control product could cause DVT, and that it was a high-risk drug.

Warning from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration):

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Thromboembolic Disorders and Other Vascular Problems

Based on presently available information on Yasmin, DRSP-containing COCs may be associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) than COCs containing the progestin levonorgestrel or some other progestins…

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).

On April 11 2012, the FDA ordered Bayer to provide stronger and more clear warnings on their packaging labels of Yaz and Yasmin blood-clot dangers.

Today, there are more than 13,000 pending Yaz lawsuits, yet Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella remain some of Bayer’s highest-selling pharmaceuticals.

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

FDA Updates Information For Women Taking Yaz

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) safety review update on the possible increased risk of blood clots with birth control pills containing drospirenone:

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of recent observational (epidemiologic) studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking drospirenone-containing birth control pills. Drospirenone is a synthetic version of the female hormone, progesterone, also referred to as a progestin.  Based on this review, FDA has concluded that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills. FDA is adding information about the studies to the labels of drospirenone-containing birth control pills.”

The drug labels (BeyazSafyralYasmin and Yaz) will now report that some epidemiologic studies reported as high as a three-fold increase in the risk of blood clots for drospirenone-containing birth control pills when compared to birth control pills containing levonorgestrel or some other progestins, whereas other epidemiological studies found no additional risk of blood clots with drospirenone-containing products.

*Despite the health risks, Yaz and Yasmin remain among - Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, top selling products.  Currently there are over 13,000 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits pending.

Birth control pills approved by the FDA that contain drospirenone:

Beyaz – Yaz – Yasmin – Zarah – Syeda – Safyral – Ocella – Loryna – Gianvi


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 and Yasmin Lawsuits 2/14/2013

Yaz and Yasmin remain among Bayer’s top selling pharmaceuticals despite the over 13,000 pending Yaz & Yasmin lawsuits.

According to the Bayer HealthCare Press Center:

The Bayer Group remains on a path of growth. “The upward trend in our life science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – continued in the third quarter of 2012,” Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers said Tuesday following the publication of the interim report. HealthCare, particularly the Pharmaceuticals business, gained further growth momentum.

Sales of the Bayer Group advanced by 11.5 percent in the third quarter. The currency- and portfolio-adjusted (Fx & portfolio adj.) increase was 5.5 percent. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell by 23.7 percent to EUR 838 million. Net special items totaled minus EUR 356 million. Included here were EUR 205 million in further accounting measures taken – mainly based on additional claims asserted but not filed in court – for all cases in connection with the oral contraceptive Yasmin™/YAZ™ of which Bayer is currently aware and which the company considers to be worthy of settlement (venous clot injuries). Among the other special charges were EUR 134 million in restructuring expenses.

To read the full report click here.

Bayer’s highest-selling products include:

  • Betaferon – Multiple sclerosis
  • Yaz / Yasmin / Yasminella – Hormonal Contraceptive
  • Kogenate – Hemophilia
  • Nexavar – Cancer
  • Adalat – Hypertension
  • Mirena – Hormonal Contraceptive
  • Avalox – Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Levitra – Erectile Dysfunction
  • Aspirin Cardio
  • Glucobay – Diabetes

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.

Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is strongly urged to contact a court appointed Yaz MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) attorney.  Steve Maher is a court appointed Yaz MDL Attorney.  He represent you, not drug manufacturers or insurance companies.

We invite you to contact The Maher Law Firm or Frank Eidson Attorney At Law today.

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.

 

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 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