The Yaz and Yasmin multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois continues to progress, according to Carey Danis & Lowe Yaz and Yasmin lawyers. According to the Yaz and Yasmin MDL website, the next status conference is scheduled for July 8, 2013.
The case is being presided over U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Herndon. The case is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2100.
There are currently 11,209 cases that have been consolidated into the Yaz and Yasmin MDL in Illinois. Individuals have filed their Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits against pharmaceutical company Bayer alleging that they inadequately warned patients about the high risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke linked to use of the contraceptive drugs.
Furthermore, plaintiffs in Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have also claimed that Bayer conducted a misleading marketing campaign that made the contraceptive drugs appear to be safe for use.
According to a safety announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2012, the type of hormone employed in contraceptive drugs like Yaz and Yasmin has been associated more often with venous thrombosis, or blood clot formation, compared to other contraceptive drugs.
The progestin used in drugs like Yaz and Yasmin is drospirenone, whereas other contraceptive drugs use hormones like levonorgestrel. The FDA currently recommends that healthcare providers adequately warn patients considering the use of drospirenone contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin about the high risk of blood clot development.
As a national law firm that represents women who claim to have been injured by Yaz and Yasmin, Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating Yaz and Yasmin cases, and is accepting such cases for review. If you or someone you love was injured through the use of Yaz or Yasmin, contact a Carey Danis & Lowe Yaz and Yasmin lawyer today for a free legal evaluation and for assistance 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