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Study shows Yaz may cause irritable bowel syndrome

Posted on July 11th, 2012 No Comments

A new study out of the University of British Columbia suggests that women who take Yaz are more likely to be diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than women who take other forms of birth control.

Researchers studied over a million women aged 18 to 46 for 90 days. Results showed that 0.77 percent of women taking Yaz developed IBS and only 0.46 percent of women on other contraceptives did.

While each group had less than one percent of women diagnosed with IBS, the Yaz group was 75 percent more likely to develop the condition. Symptoms of IBS include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and discomfort.

If you are considering taking oral contraceptives, it is important to know the side effects of Yaz. Contact the Yaz and Yasmin birth control lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.

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.

Some think Beyaz may just be the new Yaz

Posted on October 25th, 2010 No Comments

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has introduced a new birth control called Beyaz which many are calling a new version of Yaz.

Yaz birth control has evidence against it that it has an increased risk of blood clots by 64 percent compared to birth control pills that don not contain drospirenone.

The new birth control pill, Beyaz, has just received an okay by the Federal Drug Administration and will contain Folate, also called B9. It is important during pregnancy because it wards off birth defects. The purpose of the addition the birth control is to give mothers and their fetus a head start if there is an unexpected pregnancy because no contraception is 100 percent effective.

Some worry that the launch of the new birth control pill is to “reinvent the pill and take focus off of past concerns” after the lawsuits were filed against Bayer.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious side effect after taking Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella, contact the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling

Yaz lawsuits increase since mass tort docket in NJ

Posted on August 9th, 2010 No Comments

Since the cases were consolidated in February, the number of Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella lawsuits have increased drastically.

The number of cases filed in the Bergen County Superior Court have gone from 39 to 400, according to court documents. The lawsuits were consolidated in New Jersey because the headquarters of the manufacturer of the birth control pills, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., is located there.

All of the lawsuits claim similar issues that the side effects associated with the pills caused an increase in stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and gallbladder disease. The lawsuits claim that Bayer did not properly warn or research the side effects of the pills.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a negative side effect after taking yasmin, yas, or ocella birth control, contact the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

Woman claims Yaz caused mental and physical health issues

Posted on July 1st, 2010 No Comments

A West Virginia woman is claiming that her mental and physical health problems were caused by Yaz birth control pills. The 21-year-old woman has now filed a suit against Bayer Corp. alleging that the oral contraceptive gave her negative side effects during the two years she took them.

The woman is claiming that the drug caused her gallbladder to fail and also led to her suicide attempt. The woman began to take the birth control in 2007 after her doctor prescribed them to help with menstrual cramps.

After taking the drug she began to notice pain in her midsection and then learned that her gallbladder was not functioning properly and she later had to have it removed. She then stopped using the pill for short period and began again in April 2009. Se stopped again shortly after because it made her feel sick.

After suffering from severe cramps, she began to take the pill again and this is when she noticed signs of depression and suicidal thoughts. She attempted suicide twice. The woman’s suit claims that the maker of Yaz knew or should have known the risk that it caused to woman who were taking it.

If you or a loved one has suffered from negative side effects after taking the oral contraceptive, Yaz, contact the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling

Yasmin experiences drop in sales

Posted on May 21st, 2010 No Comments

Bayer, the parent company that manufactures Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, has announced a sales drop of 10.2 percent this quarter.

Representatives state that the drop may have been in response to increasing concerns over blood clots and other side effects from Yaz and Yasmin. Over the past few months, the number of lawsuits filed by women who have suffered from severe or life-threating illness and injury during or after taking the contraceptives have increased. The drop in sales is out of sync with the rest of the company’s sales and earning, which saw an increase of 5.3 percent.

To learn more about your rights and legal options if you have suffered injury from Yaz or Yasmin, contact the Yaz injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 to learn more.

Bayer reports decline in Yaz/Yasmin 2010 sales

Posted on April 30th, 2010 No Comments

Bayer’s pharmaceutical revenues have slipped 2.2% in the first quarter of 2010, according to the Germany-based company’s most recent financial report. While the company experienced a net revenue gain in the first quarter, Bayer blames a large portion of its pharmaceutical losses on a sharp decline in oral contraceptive sales.  The Yaz/Yasmin brands earned just 287 million euros this quarter, a 10.2% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2009.

Bayer believes that the drop in Yaz and Yasmin sales is largely due to fewer sales in the U.S., as consumers have become aware of the lawsuits brought against the company for adverse side effects. Approximately 1,100 lawsuits have been brought against Bayer as of February of this year. Patients have reported severe onsets of deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, strokes, and gallbladder disease as some of the major side-effects experienced while taking Yaz or Yasmin.

If you or someone you love has suffered from negative side effects as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin, the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher are prepared to assist you with your case. Contact us today at 800-761-3187.

Doctors Warn of Yaz, Yasmin Dangers

Posted on April 22nd, 2010 No Comments

The birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz came onto the market in 2001 and 2006, respectively, and were thought to be safer than other contraceptives because they contained a new synthetic progestin. However, the new ingredient has been linked to various health problems and the drugs’ manufacturer has been named in multiple lawsuits.

As of mid February 1,100 lawsuits have been filed in the United States against the drugs’ maker, Bayer HealthCare. The manufacturer stands behind the pills’ safety, but attorneys across the country argue that the progestin contained in the pills, drospirenone, is the cause of health problems, including blood clots in deep veins (deep vein thrombosis), strokes, heart attacks, and gallbladder disease.

In a statement released by Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founder and director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, a non profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., Wolfe warns of the dangers of the drugs. “There is reason to be concerned, I believe, about both of them [Yaz and Yasmin],” Wolfe said. “When evidence like that comes up, people should pay attention to it.”

If you or someone you love has suffered blood clotting as a result of taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella birth control, please contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Willams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today

Studies Link Yaz, Yasmin to Blood Clots

Posted on April 22nd, 2010 No Comments

Two studies from the Netherlands linked the use of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills to various kinds of blood clots.

A study which examined blood clot risks in healthy Danish women ages 15 to 49 found that in 4,213 cases of various kinds of blood clots which were reported between 1995 and 2005, more than 2,000 occurred in women who used the popular birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. The pills are made with the synthetic progestins: desogestrel, gestodone, and drospirenone. Each of the women had a higher risk for blood clots compared to those who used oral contraceptives made with an older form of progestin called levonorgestrel.

A second study involving 3,200 women in the Netherlands, found that those taking birth control containing levonorgestrel had a four times higher risk of getting blood clots than women taking no contraceptives. The same study, however, showed that women were 6.3 times more prone to blood clots if they used Yaz and Yasmin.

If you or someone you love has suffered blood clotting as a result of taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella birth control, please contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Willams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today

Calgary Teen Joins Class-Action Lawsuit Against Makers of Yaz, Yasmin

Posted on April 9th, 2010 No Comments

A woman in Calgary, Canada has joined a $15 million class action lawsuit against the makers of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin.

Eight moths after 18 year-old Chloe Papparis began taking a birth control pill, she says she almost died from severe side-effects. The teenager claims she started suffering from a bad migraine headache and frequent bouts of vomiting last August. Her family doctor believed it may have been swine flu. However, six days later Papparis was rushed to Foothills Hospital, where doctors told her she was 24 hours from dying.

“When I was in ER, the doctor by fluke said to give me a CT scan,” Papparis said Thursday. “They found five blood clots on my brain… I was told I had had a stroke and I wasn’t supposed to be living. If we had waited … I would have died.”

Papparis is now taking part in class-action lawsuits against the manufacturer of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin, over 800 Canadians are taking part in the lawsuit.

If you or someone you love has suffered health problems after taking Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella birth control, please contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Willams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today

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