According to an article recently published in The Vancouver Sun, the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer, have been linked to the deaths of 23 women in Canada. Health Canada, the Canadian version of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, noted that in addition to the 23 deaths associated with Yaz and Yasmin use, they have received approximately 600 reports over a six year period, starting in 2007, linking Yaz and Yasmin use to health complications.
According to reports submitted by Canadian healthcare providers, most of the women’s deaths were caused by complications associated with Yaz and Yasmin, especially blood clots.
Health Canada has stated that in women taking contraceptive drugs containing drospirenone, which is the primary acting hormone in Yaz and Yasmin, the likelihood of developing a blood clot is three in 10,000, which is considerably higher when compared to other contraceptive drugs.
As in the United States, individuals who have been injured through using either Yaz or Yasmin have filed lawsuits against Bayer in Canada. In the U.S., Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated into a Yaz and Yasmin multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
The case is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2100. The Yaz and Yasmin MDL contains 11,194 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits.
Women have filed their Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits claiming a number of injuries, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, and blood clots. Plaintiffs have also alleged that Bayer employed misleading marketing strategies in their Yaz and Yasmin advertisements that made the drug appear to be much safer to use.
Furthermore, plaintiffs have claimed that Bayer did not adequately warn healthcare providers about the serious risks of using either Yaz or Yasmin.
Carey Danis & Lowe Yaz and Yasmin lawyers hear from women almost on a daily basis about their Yaz and Yasmin injuries. Our pharmaceutical product liability lawyers are currently accepting Yaz and Yasmin cases.
If you or someone you love has been injured through the use of Yaz or Yasmin, contact a Yaz and Yasmin lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today. In addition to providing a free legal evaluation, our Yaz and Yasmin lawyers can assist in filing a Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Yaz/Yasmin