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Bayer estimates lawsuits will cost $2.65 billion

Posted on April 26th, 2012 No Comments

Bayer AG, Germany’s largest pharmaceutical producer, has predicted the cost of settling all of its Yasmin birth control lawsuits will total around $2.65 billion.

The birth control drug has been strongly linked to blood clots that can cause heart attacks or strokes. The company is currently only settling on specific venous clot injuries such as pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.

However, the drug has also been linked with other complications that include liver tumors and cerebral hemorrhage. Birth control manufacturers have been ordered to include stronger warnings of these risks on their labels.

If you have suffered from blood clots, strokes, or any other complications of Yasmin birth control, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

Bayer to pay $110 million to settle birth control lawsuits

Posted on April 18th, 2012 No Comments

Bayer will be paying nearly $110 million in order to settle 500 of the lawsuits filed against them that each claim that their product Yasmin or Yaz caused the increased risk of birth defects.

According to the judge in the case, the first trial was pushed back and this case was settled in mediation. The $110 million settlement will be split between 500 cases, meaning that each case will be $220,000.

Each of these lawsuits claim that the contraceptives lead to blood clots, which in turn lead to heart attacks and strokes. This settlement was made just days after the FDA announced that the warning labels on the birth control pills would be changed.

If you or a loved one has taken Yasmin and Yaz and developed  a serious health side effect as a result, contact the Yasmin birth control lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

U.S. regulators add information to Yasmin warning labels

Posted on April 11th, 2012 No Comments

Bayer AG’s birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz, will now feature updated information on the warning labels that claim that the pill may increase the risk of blood clots.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that although most common birth controls increase the risk of blood clots, those that contain drospirenone, a synthetic hormone, have an increased risk of blood clots.

The FDA made this statement on the topic: “The revised drug labels will report that some epidemiologic studies reported as high as a three-fold increase in the risk of blood clots for drospirenone-containing products … whereas other epidemiological studies found no additional risk.”

Clots in blood vessels can be fatal if they travel to critical organs in the body such as the lungs. This warning label was announced after the FDA conducted their own study on the birth control and found that the blood clot risk for these pills is 10 in every 10,000.
If you or a loved one has taken Yasmin and you have developed a blood clot as a result, you need representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Birth control and common side effects

Posted on April 4th, 2012 No Comments

Many women who take oral contraceptive pills experience certain side effects and there are a few that are very common.

Two very common side effects include headache and dizziness. These two are particularly common if you have just started taking the birth control pill and will usually go away in time, if they do not, you may want to speak to your physician about switching to another brand.

Nausea is also a very common side effect and can last a few months. It may be helpful to take these pills with food in order to reduce the nauseous feeling. A change in the mood and mood swings is also a common side effect because birth control pills change your hormones and all contraceptive methods that involve hormones have a change of affecting the mood.

The use of fourth-generation birth control pills such as Yasmin and Yaz has been linked to much more serious side effects such as increased risk of blood clot or stroke. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187.

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