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Yasmin gets stronger warnings on labels

Posted on May 10th, 2012 No Comments

The labels on Bayer’s Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills are receiving stronger warnings of their dangers.

The new labels include warnings that state the drug increases a woman’s chances of experiencing blood clots by three times. These blood clots are dangerous because they can have have fatal consequences, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. FDA advisers voted in favor of the new labels 21-5.

Yasmin contains a man-made version of progesterone called drospirenone, which greatly increases the risk of blood clots.

If you have taken Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella and have suffered from a potentially life-threatening side effect, contact the Yasmin lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187.

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 Hart at 800-761-3187 for a case evaluation.

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.

If mediation in Yaz case cannot occur, trial will continue April 2012

Posted on January 17th, 2012 No Comments

Last week, a judge stated that the plaintiffs in the Yaz lawsuits would go to mediation with Bayer Pharmaceuticals in order to see if an agreement could be met in the cases revolving the claims that state oral contraceptives made by Bayer caused women serious health side effects that they were not warned about.

Evidence in the case can still be found at this time in order to provide information that may be critical to the case. The judge also stated that ‘good faith’ is being sought in the negotiation process for the case and if it can not be met, a bellwether trial will be sought in April 30, 2012.

If good faith is not met, each case will be met individually. Bayer is the maker of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills and plaintiffs in the case state that the use of this medication caused women to suffer from serious health issues as a result.

If this has happened to you or someone you know, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit birth control lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Blood clots linked to Yasmin, Yaz

Posted on November 16th, 2011 No Comments

Recently, federal health officials released a report in late October that showed the link between the risk of  blood clots and the use of newer generation birth control such as Yasmin and Yaz.

According to news sources, the concern with these birth control pills have grown since this report was released. In the study, nearly 800,000 women who have taken different types of birth control from 2001 to 2007, were studied.

The results of this study showed that women who have taken Yasmin birth control had a 75 percent higher chance of developing a blood clot then women taking other birth control pills. Yasmin and Yaz both contain drospirenone, which is known to raise potassium levels in the blood.

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

Bayer can no longer censor things in Yaz lawsuits

Posted on October 5th, 2010 No Comments

The court has now ruled that Bayer Pharmaceuticals can not longer edit documents that are given to plaintiffs concerning Yaz, Yasmin and other oral contraceptives.

Previously, the court had ordered that Bayer would be allowed to censor things from its sales guides such as information that the drugs contained drospirenone, which is the same active ingredient in Yasmin and Yaz.

The sales strategy is more than 30 million pages long, and workers with Bayer will have to go through and edit the censored material that they took out to restore it to its original state.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been under the spotlight after women began to file suits against them alleging that Yasmin and Yaz caused harmful side effects. In order to protect itself, Bayer filed an injunction that prevented plaintiffs from investigating another contraceptive that was manufactured by Bayer, Natazia. The injunction was overturned when the court found that the censored materials could lead to evidence in a case.

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

Group urges women who suffer from Yaz and Yasmin side effects to speak up

Posted on June 24th, 2010 No Comments

A US watchdog is asking women who have suffered with negative side effects concerning their health after taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control to come forward and share their stories with others in order to spread the message of the health risks associated.

The US Watchdog group wants to let women know about these side effects because they feel that women take the birth control without fully understanding the risks.

The Federal Drug Administration sent a warning letter to the maker of Yasmin and Yaz saying that there advertising was misleading because they downplay the health risks that can occur after taking the product. These oral contraceptives contain drospirenone, which can elevate potassium levels in the blood, according to the group.

If you or a loved one has been injured after taking an oral contraceptive Yasmin or Yaz and have experienced negative health effects, contact the yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 to discuss your legal options.

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 Hart at 800-761-3187 to learn more.

University study shows link between blood clots and Yasmin use

Posted on April 16th, 2010 No Comments

A study conducted by the University of Leiden showed a link between drospirenone and blood clots. Drospirenone is one of the main ingredients in the birth control pill Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella, made by Bayer. In recent months, the drug company has faced criticism for failing to inform consumers of potential side effects and health dangers.

For more information on prescription drug side effects and Yasmin side effects, contact the Yasmin side effect attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

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