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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 Hart 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 Hart at800-761-3187 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 Hart 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 Hart 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 Hart 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 Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

FDA: Yaz, Yasmin has 75 percent higher risk of blood clot

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the drospirenone-containing birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz and found that these birth controls have a 75 percent higher risk of causing blood clots.

The report about the drug’s safety was released last week and stated that results from the study show that the birth control pill increases a woman’s risk of developing a blood clot. This study was released just weeks before the FDA will meet with a committee about Yasmin and Yaz.

The FDA’s study looked into 800,000 women between the years 2001 and 2007 and it found that the women who used the drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives faced a 75 percent higher risk of developing a blood clot and that symptoms were usually seen within three months of starting the pill.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after using Yasmin or Yaz birth control, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit  lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Deaths from Yaz and Yasmin may exceed 190 in U.S.

Posted on April 27th, 2011 No Comments

An organization that is devoted to stopping corporate misbehavior has announced that there has been nearly 190 deaths of American women due to the side effects developed from Yaz or Yasmin birth control.

The report from the German-based coalition states that after viewing the FDA’s adverse event database, there have already been 140 deaths linked to Yasmin and 50 linked to Yaz, which is the newer version of the drug.

Many of the victims were young women that had few to no health problems before taking the medication and then developed blood clots, pulmonary embolisms and strokes. Bayer, the manufacturer of the birth control pills, currently faces about 7,000 Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits.

If you or a loved one has suffered from negative health side effects as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

Yasmin attorneys asked for more time in discovery process

Posted on March 16th, 2011 No Comments

The attorneys working with the Yasmin and Yaz trials have asked for an extension in time so that they can research more evidence in the case before the trials start.

The lawsuits allege that women who were prescribed the oral contraceptive later developed negative health side effects such as pulmonary embolism and gallbladder removals.

]The motion was filed in order to extend the discovery process on the lawsuits. For pulmonary embolism, they have asked for the court deadline to be pushed from March 14 to April 14 and  for the first trial to be pushed back from Sept 12, 2011 to January 9, 2012.

If you or a loved one has suffered negative health side effects after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

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 Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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