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 Warning Letter

In a warning letter from the Department Of Health & Human Services

“The Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) has reviewed two 60-second direct-to-consumer (DTC) broadcast television advertisements (TV Ads) entitled “Not Gonna Take it” and “Balloons” for YAZ Tablets submitted by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. under cover of separate Forms.  The TV Ads are misleading because they broaden the drug’s indication, overstate the efficacy of YAZ, and minimize serious risks associated with the use of the drug.  Thus, the TV Ads misbrand the drug in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), and FDA’s implementing regulations.  These violations are concerning from a public health perspective because they encourage use of YAZ in circumstances other than those in which the drug has been approved, over-promise the benefits and minimize the risks associated with YAZ.”

The warning letter proceeds to state:

“Additionally, there are numerous warnings associated with the use of YAZ including, but not limited to, venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events (such as myocardial infraction, thromboembolism, stroke), hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, and hypertension.  Moreover, YAZ has additional risks because it contains the progestin, drospirenone.  Drospirenone has antimineralocorticoid properties which can lead to hyperkalemia in high risk patients, which may result in potentially serious heart and health problems.  Women taking YAZ must be concerned about the drug interactions that could increase potassium, in addition to the drug interactions common to all combination oral contraceptives.”

To read the complete warning letter from the Department Of Health & Human Services, click here. 

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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

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

 

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, 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.

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.