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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.

Bayer Healthcare settles 70 claims

Posted on March 7th, 2012 No Comments

Bayer Healthcare has now settled claims brought on by 70 women that state that the birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz, caused women to develop a pulmonary embolism or deep-vein thrombosis.

A judge also ordered last week that the bellwether trials be pushed back from April to June and that the bellwether trial is continued until further notice. Bayer faces another 11,300 claims brought on by women who state similar claims from the oral contraceptive pills.

There has also been some indication that the lawsuits will be settled on a case-by-case basis. Women are claiming that the healthcare company failed to warn women of side effects associated with the use of the birth control pill.

If you suffered a serious health issue after using an oral contraceptive such as Yasmin or Yaz, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the compensation for your pain that you deserve. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Pfizer may face lawsuits after birth control recall

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

Last week, Pfizer announced the recall of over one million packs of birth control pills after it was discovered that a packaging error could have resulted in a wrong amount of hormone pills in each package.

Officials are now concerned that the faulty packaging may cause lawsuits to be filed that claim “wrongful pregnancy.” The recall affected of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and the packs were supposed to have 28 hormone pills and seven inactive pills.

The packaging issue left some packs with more than 28 active pills and some with less. If a woman does not take enough of the hormone pill, unwanted pregnancy could occur. Pfizer noticed the problem quickly and announced the recall, but most of the packages were already sold and some are worried that women will see the affects of the mistake.

Another birth control pill that has been the center of lawsuits is Yasmin, manufactured  by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. These pills have been connected to the development of certain serious side effects such as blood clot and stroke and if you have developed one of these, you need representation on your side that is committed to helping those who have suffered from another’s negligence. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyersof Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

The connection between birth control and blood clots

Posted on January 6th, 2012 No Comments

New research on the effects of the popular birth control, Yaz, has found a link between one of the key ingredients and blood clots.

The hormone progestin, drospirenone, has been connected to the increased chance of developing a blood clot in the lungs or in the legs. The findings in the FDA report show that 10 out of every 10,000 women taking birth control with drospirenone will experience a blood clot as compared to only 6 out of every 10,000 women who are prescribed birth control without the hormone progrestin, drospirenone.

The FDA panel members made an executive decision, in a 15-11 vote, that the benefits outweigh the risks when dealing with contraceptives that contain drospirenone. The panel did, however, make the statement that they believe the labeling should be updated to clearly state the connection between this type of contraceptive and the higher possibility of blood clots.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Yaz lawsuits estimated to be near 7,000

Posted on December 14th, 2011 No Comments

The number of lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals is now estimated to be near 7,000. These suits have been filed by women who claim that the oral contraceptives have caused them to develop serious health conditions.

Yaz is an oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy and contains the ingredient Drospirene, which may bring changes to the lining of the cervix.

Thousands of women who have taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control have claimed that it has caused them to develop life threatening side effects such as blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism and Deep-vein thrombosis.

If your loved one has developed one of these serious conditions as a result of using the birth control pills, it is important that you get the legal representation that you deserve. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

First individual civil suit against Yasmin filed in Canada

Posted on November 29th, 2011 No Comments

The family of a young Toronto woman, that died after taking Yasmin birth control, have now filed the first individual lawsuit in Canada against the drug maker.

According to officials in the case, the 26-year-old woman died in 2009 of a pulmonary embolism after she took Yasmin birth control. Yasmin is made by Bayer Inc. and is a fourth generation birth control pill that has recently been linked to increased risk of blood clot, stroke, gallbladder disease, heart attack, and deep vein thrombosis.

Public hearings will be held in the U.S. on Dec. 8 in order to discuss the safety of the oral contraceptive. In the U.S., more than 10,400 lawsuits have been filed claiming that Yasmin caused negative health side effects. In May, Health Canada also announced that they would be reviewing the safety of Yasmin.

If you or a loved one has developed  a negative health side effect such as a blood clot, after using Yasmin, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin pulmonary embolism lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Number of suits against Yasmin and Yaz continue to rise

Posted on March 1st, 2011 No Comments

The number of complaints against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Yasmin and Yaz, continue to rise. Each claim that the women who took the oral contraceptive suffered from severe health issues as a result.

According to reports, the number of lawsuits against the company are at about 6,850 as of the beginning of February. The complaints allege that the company did not research the pill enough or failed to warn patients of the negative health side effects that could occur. The side effects include an increased risk of blood clot, heart attack and stroke.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious health side effect after taking Yasmin or Yaz, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Importance of knowing your birth control

Posted on January 26th, 2011 No Comments

Asking your pharmacist or your doctor about the side effects of your birth control is an important thing to do before you begin to take the birth control.

Recent lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals that allege that Yasmin and Yaz birth controls caused nearly 50 deaths. Other lawsuits continue to pile in and some think that this will continue because 100 million people have taken the birth control since 2001. Other life-threatening injuries are connected to the birth control, such as blood clots.

If you or a loved one has experienced negative side effects from Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Yasmin, Yaz trials consolidated in Pennsylvania

Posted on January 18th, 2011 No Comments

A trial is expected to begin in September for cases that have been consolidated in Pennsylvania over woman who have used the oral contraceptive Yasmin or Yaz. Thousands of similar cases are being held in other U.S. courts.

The complaints involve woman who claim that they have suffered from negative health side effects from taking the oral contraceptive. In the federal court, the cases have been combined into a multidistrict litigation.

In state courts, the cases have been consolidated for the pretrial. The first trial in the federal MDL is expected to begin in September 2011 and the second is to begin in January 2012.

If you or a loved one has suffered from negative health side effects after taking Yasmin or Yaz, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Closer we get to Yaz lawsuit start date, more news coverage to appear

Posted on November 16th, 2010 No Comments

As of now, there has been relatively little news coverage of the Yasmin and yaz lawsuits that have been filed, but many think with the start date of the lawsuits approaching, more news coverage will begin to appear.

Recently, there was an investigative news report on a young woman that suffered from gallbladder complications after taking Yaz for multiple years. This news coverage also discussed that the FDA warned Bayer, the manufacturer of Yasmin and Yaz, that they needed to change their advertisements in order to include the risk of serious side effects that are associated with the drug.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a serious side effect after taking Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella birth control, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you receive compensation for your pain. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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