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.

Yaz Injury Claims

Were you harmed while taking, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Beyaz

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella are dangerous drugs used for the purpose of preventing pregnancy.  They contain a drug called “Drospirenone”.  According to the FDA women using birth control pills containing progestogen hormones drospirenone, desogestrel or gestodene are 75 percent more likely to develop blood clots compared to those who use “older-generation” pills.

Drospirenone has been linked to many serious adverse events, including, but not limited to:  Chest pain, pain in the arms or shoulders, nausea, swelling of the hands and ankles, breast lumps, depression, wheezing and migraine headaches – among other symptoms.

It has been noted that women who are otherwise completely healthy, have experienced adverse events while taking Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Beyaz.

Steve Maher of the Maher Law Firm is an appointed Yaz MDL (Multi-District Litigation) Lawyer.  He does not represent the drug companies, he does not represent the insurance companies, he represents 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 Yaz 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 Yaz Lawyers today.

 

Yaz and Yazmin (Yasmin)

Yaz and Yazmin (Yasmin) are oral contraceptives (birth control pills) manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical

Yasmin and Yaz are oral contraceptives (birth control pills) manufactured for the prevention of pregnancy.  Yasmin was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2001, Yaz was approved by the FDA in 2006.  Yaz and Yasmin prevent pregnancy by combining estrogen and a synthetic progestin known as “drospirenone”.

Drospirenone is a dangerous drug.  According to the FDA birth control pills containing drospirenone may be associated with a significantly higher risk of blood clots or DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) than birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone.  Since blood clots move through the body, there may be a threefold increased risk for heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and even death due to DVT.

Women who are otherwise completely healthy, have experienced injuries and side effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella.  In fact, Yasmin and Yaz have been linked to fifty deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit settlements have reached $402 million, Bayer AG pays out an average of $212 thousand per Yaz and Yasmin case, and has put aside a reserve of $610.5 million to settle Yaz and Yasmin cases.

Steve Maher – an experienced MDL attorney represents women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.  Steve does not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies, Steve represents you and your loved ones.  If you or a loved one has suffered injury or even death as a result of Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella use, contact The Maher Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

What Is Beyaz?

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Beyaz is an oral contraceptive manufactured by Bayer

Beyaz is made of several ingredients including ethinylestradiol, and estrogen and drospirenone a synthetic progestogen, which makes it a “combined oral contraceptive”.  Beyaz was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on September 24th 2010.

One of the key ingredients in Beyaz called ‘Drospirenone’ is a synthetic, steroidal progestin that prevents ovulation, (the release of an egg from an ovary) which causes changes in your cervical and uterine lining.

Drospirenone has been linked with a possible increased risk of blood clots, making it more likely to cause blood clots than other types of birth control pills. Drospirenone can be found in many types of birth control pills (oral contraceptives) including Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.  If you smoke, you increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack caused by birth control pills.

Blood Clots, also known as DVT (Deep Vein thrombosis) can be a dangerous condition which may result in:

Heart Attack - When a blood clot travels to the heart it can cause a heart attack
Stroke – When a blood clot travels to the brain it can cause a stroke
Pulmonary Embolism – When a blood clot travels to the lungs it causes PE (Pulmonary Embolism)
Death – When any of the above occur the conditions may be fatal

Beyaz and any other birth control pill containing drospirenone are dangerous drugs that have serious side effects including, but not limited to:

Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Hives
Difficulty breathing
Numbness of the body
Headaches – including migraine headaches
Chest pain
Nausea
Breast Lumps
Depression
Darkening of facial skin
Vaginal discharge
Decreased sex drive

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 Maher Law Firm and Frank Eidson Attorney At Law, would like to help.

 

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

 

What is Yaz, Yasmin?

Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives that help prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary)

Yaz and Yasmin can cause changes in your uterine lining and cervical lining.  This change make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus, therefore making it harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Yaz and Yasmin have been used to treat health problems as well, including, but not limited to:

  1. Moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years of age or older and who have started their menstrual periods, and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Lack of Energy
  • Sleep or Appetite Change
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Joint or Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain

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

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has concluded that birth control pills (Oral Contraceptives) containing Drospirenone have a 74% increased risk  for blood clots or venous thromboembolism.

Yaz and Yasmin have also been known to cause heart attacks, strokes, and deep vein thrombosis- just to name a few.

Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to 50 deaths in women as young as 17 and hundreds of injuries.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has yet to issue a Yaz recall.

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.

FDA Warns Oral Contraceptives – Yaz, Yasmin – Have High Risk Of Blood Clots

Oral contraceptives that contain drospirenone have a threefold increase for risk of blood clots

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) “has concluded that drospirenone containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin containing pills.”

Nine oral contraceptives containing 3mg of drospirenone and either 0.02 or 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol, will now note the risk of blood clots on their labels.  The oral contraceptives include:  Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah, Beyaz, Gianvi, Syeda, Loryna, Safyral.

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.

What You Need To Know About Yaz, Yasmin, & Ocella

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella – A Dangerous Drug

Yaz, or Yasmin also has a generic name – Ocella.  Yaz was manufactured by Berlex Laboratories and was later acquired by Bayer AG based in Leverkusen, Germany in 2006.

Yaz is a birth control pill that contains two types of hormones – Estrogen and Progestin.

Yaz is the only 24/4 day birth control pill that also contains the synthetic hormone – Drospirenone.

Drospirenone, also known as 1,2-dihydrospirorenone, is a synthetic, steroidal progestin with additional antimineralocorticoid and weak antiandrogen properties which is used as a hormonal contraceptive.

Yaz is a dangerous drug which has been known to cause heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. Just to name a few.

There have been 1,900 cases resolved claiming the birth control pill caused blood clots, heart attacks and/or strokes.  In each case, Bayer AG paid out an average of $212,000 U.S. dollars to it’s sufferers.

There are many cases against Bayer’s Yaz birth control pill still pending.

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.