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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.

Majority of Yaz cases expected to be settled by end of the year

Posted on July 5th, 2012 No Comments

Chief U.S. District Judge David Herndon and George Washington University Law School professor Stephen Saltzburg said today that they expect more than half of the more than 9,000 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits to be settled by the end of the year.

So far, about 1,500 cases have been settled with the average settlement reaching $214,000. Saltzburg, experienced in multi-district litigation, says the mediation process has helped him move through cases at a consistent rate.

The Madison Record reports that Bayer has agreed to pay out more than $300 million, with the most severe cases being awarded more money.

If you have been injured after taking Yasmin or Yaz for birth control, contact the birth control attorneys of Williams Kherkher at  800-761-3187 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.

Research shows that Bayer may have marketed birth control for unapproved purposes

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Emails have recently shown that some units of Bayer Pharmaceuticals may have marketed the birth control for uses that were not approved by the FDA and also failed to warn women of possible side effects associated with the use of the pill.

According to emails between company members, Bayer officials may have marketed Yaz and Yasmin in order to treat any kind of premenstrual syndrome when in reality, it is only approved by U.S. regulators to treat severe forms.

Bayer currently faces 10,000 lawsuits that state that the drug caused women to experience negative health side effects such as blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.

If you or a loved one used Yasmin or Yaz and suffered similar side effects, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the financial compensation that you deserve. Contact the Yaz 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.

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

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