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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.


Deep vein thrombosis risk may be higher in people with sleep apnea

Posted on June 15th, 2012 No Comments

A study conducted by researchers in Taiwan suggests that people who have sleep apnea are at a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.

The seven-year study examined more than 10,000 people, of which about half had sleep apnea.

During the study, 40 cases of deep vein thrombosis were diagnosed. Three quarters of them were in the sleep apnea group. This suggests that people with the condition are three times as likely to suffer these dangerous blood clots.

Like sleep apnea, certain oral contraceptives can increase a person’s chances of having a deep vein thrombosis. If you have taken Yasmin and suffered from its dangerous side effects, contact the Yasmin birth control lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187.

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.

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.

U.S. Drug Watchdog expands Yaz birth control investigation

Posted on May 18th, 2011 No Comments

A U.S. Drug Watchdog is expanding its investigation into Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills claiming that there has been increasing evidence that the drug has caused health complications such as gallbladder issues, strokes, blood clots and heart attacks.

In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration cited the makers of these contraceptives, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for having misleading commercials and not following correct quality-control protocol.

The FDA has also written a letter to Bayer blasting them for not highlighting the risks associated with the drugs. The U.S. Drug Watchdog has recently stated that the national investigation into the birth control pills will now be expanding.

If you or a love done has suffered from health complications after being prescribed Yasmin or Yaz birth control, you need experienced representation on your side during this stressful time. Contact the Yasmin side effects lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187 and discussing your case and individual needs.

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.

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 Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Over 4,000 Yasmin lawsuits filed

Posted on October 19th, 2010 No Comments

Nearly 4,200 people have filed lawsuits after having taken Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella birth control alleging that they suffered severe injuries after taking it.

According to a judge in the U.S. District Court, there are currently 3,900 cases pending in court and each month the number continues to grow. In addition to federal litigation, 485 Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella lawsuits have been consolidated in New Jersey and there are similar stories to this in other states.

All of the lawsuits have to deal with negative side effects that women have suffered after taking the birth control pill, such as strokes, heart attacks, gall bladder disease, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Most of the complaints state that the birth control pill’s link to drospirenone may have increased the risk of the negative health risks.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious health complication after taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella, contact the Yasmin lawuit lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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