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Yasmin and Yaz gallbladder lawsuits to be settled by Bayer

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 No Comments

Drug giant Bayer AG recently agreed to pay plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits that claimed they suffered gallbladder injuries and blood clot damages because of Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives.

According to recent court documents, Bayer reached a deal on Friday, March 15 to make a settlement of up to $24 million for consolidated gallbladder injury lawsuits in four states. Plaintiffs who suffered gallbladder injuries will receive $2,000 in payment from Bayer, and $3,000 will go to plaintiffs who had their gallbladders removed, according to the agreement. On the other hand, 4,800 consolidated plaintiffs who claimed to suffer blood clots from the contraceptive drug could receive a portion of a $1 billion settlement.

Bayer is firm in its belief that Yasmin and Yaz contraceptive pills do not increase the risk of gallbladder injuries compared to other contraceptives. However, many women have been found to suffer serious health problems as a result of using this pill; thus, our attorneys at Williams Kherkher work diligently to fight for compensation for these victims. Call 800-761-3187 to discuss your legal options if you have suffered from using Yasmin or Yaz.

5 women file lawsuit against Yaz

Posted on April 1st, 2013 No Comments

Five women jointly filed a lawsuit against drug giant Bayer, claiming they endured serious side effects after using the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, and the generic form of Ocella.

According to the lawsuit filed on March 19 in the Superior Court of the State of California, the five women allege that they lost wages, have a decreased capacity to earn a living, and suffer from emotional effects after sustaining injuries from these dangerous birth control pills. In the filing, four of the plaintiffs suffered deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other issues, while the fifth plaintiff said she had a venous thromboembolism that required her to be monitored and treated.

Numerous charges of fraud, negligent misrepresentations, manufacturing defect, failure to warn, and deceit by concealment were filed by the plaintiffs against Bayer.

If you, like these women, have been negatively affected by your use of the defective birth control pills Yas, Yasmin, and/or Ocella, our lawyers at Williams Kherkher may be able to help you pursue legal action. Call 800-761-3187 to discuss filing a legal claim.

 

$1.5 billion reserve to cover Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits, causes loss in earnings

Posted on March 13th, 2013 No Comments

Drug giant Bayer said on its annual report at the end of February that the company experienced a drop in earnings after it placed $1.5 billion in a fund in 2012 to cover expenses related to lawsuits for the infamous contraceptive drugs Yasmin and Yaz.

Around 4,800 plaintiffs in the U.S. have claimed these contraceptives caused heart attacks, strokes, and even death due to blood clots. Bayer reportedly agreed to settle claims in the U.S. only, according to its annual report.

Bayer will also be facing investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York based on the investigation that off-label promotion of Yasmin or Yaz occurred.

A Bayer spokeswoman declined to entertain questions beyond the report.

Many women have sustained serious health problems or been killed as a result of using either Yasmin or Yaz. If you are one of these women or the family of a woman who has been affected, speak with an attorney from Williams Kherkher about obtaining financial compensation for your suffering. Call 800-761-3187 to discuss your case.

Woman Seeks Millions from Bayer

Posted on February 11th, 2013 No Comments

A 22-year-old Florida woman who claims to have suffered severe side effects after taking the Yaz/Yasmin birth control medication has filed a lawsuit against Bayer.

The plaintiff said in her lawsuit that she experienced life-threatening side effects, including a bilateral pulmonary embolism, after taking Yaz. The complaint states that the woman started taking Yaz in April 2005 and took it until January 2009. The plaintiff suffered from a bilateral pulmonary embolism in February 2009 after ceasing taking the birth control. This led to other severe permanent injuries, pain, and distress. Because of her injury, she claims she also now has a high risk of developing complications like strokes, blood clots, heart attacks, or even sudden death.

Despite evidences and studies that showed taking Yaz increases the risk of adverse cardiovascular side effects, Bayer failed to warn their patients of the pill’s side effects. If you have suffered from the repercussions of this birth control, call a lawyer at Williams Kherkher to discuss filing a Yasmin lawsuit today.

Swiss Health Insurer to Act as Joint Plaintiff against Bayer

Posted on January 14th, 2013 No Comments

CSS, Switzerland’s biggest health insurance provider, stated on Wednesday that it would be acting as a joint plaintiff with a client in a claim against Bayer for complications caused by its birth control product Yasmin.

The claim was initially filed by a young woman seeking payment for her medical expenses related to severe disability and medical treatments caused by a pulmonary embolism. Some reports place the expenses at amounting to over $600,000. CSS is seeking payment from Bayer for all medical costs.

Like this woman and her claim in Switzerland, thousands of other claims have been filed against Bayer for Yasmin-related complications. If you too have been the victim of yasmin-related side effects, call our Yasmin birth control lawyers of Williams Kherkher at800-761-3187 today.

 

YAZ settlement alert announced

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 No Comments

The YAZ Resource Center has announced a settlement alert for the lawsuits against Bayer, the birth control drug’s manufacturer.

The patient advocacy group is alerting women who have suffered from the dangerous side effects of Bayer’s YAZ and Yasmin brands of oral contraceptives, as well as the generic version known as Ocella. These drugs have been strongly linked to a wide variety of side effects including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and strokes.

The alert means that some cases have been settled, which is good news for those who have already filed claims against the drug company. It also means that those who have not yet filed against Bayer may have a limited amount of time to do so.

If you have taken YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella oral contraceptives and experienced their dangerous side effects, it is imperative that you contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 for a case evaluation.

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 Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.

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