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Yaz/Yasmin

Australian Women File Yaz Lawsuits

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz-lawsuit-settlements-yasmin-lawsuit-settlementsHow can you make the right decision without proper direction? Many women have asked themselves that question after their life-changing experiences using Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella. These women suffered serious Yaz side effects, such as a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism. And they’ve survived to share their stories, and to fight for their day in court.

These women want the maker of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella to be held responsible for a failure to warn health care providers and patients about the serious risks of using these contraceptive pills.

An article recently published by The Age, an Australian news agency, shared the experience of Amy Walker. Described as a healthy mother of three, Walker suffered a stroke―with only her young daughters present to help with contacting emergency responders.

This was a traumatic experience for the entire family.

According to Walker, the recovery period was taxing. The Age article stated that Walker “spent…the next few months unable to drive, cook or adequately care for her daughters.”

Experiences like these have pushed women to seek legal action. More than 1,000 Australian women, Walker included, have joined a Yaz class action lawsuit targeted at Bayer.

If you suffered from a Yaz heart attack, stroke, or blood clot, understand that you are not alone. There are women across the world who have been similarly impacted, and who are fighting to hold responsible the pharmaceutical giant behind Yaz. And the same goes for Yasmin and Ocella.

We are a law firm that is currently investigating Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella cases. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free case evaluations, during which one of our experienced Yaz lawyers can walk you through your legal options, and whether filing a Yaz lawsuit is the right decision for you.

You can contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form here: https://www.careydanis.com/contact/.

 

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Yaz & Yasmin Lawsuits to Be Remanded

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsSettling Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits in the Yaz and Yasmin multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a slow process, a fact recently expressed by the federal judge managing the MDL. It appears that the cause of the slow process is Bayer’s legal strategy, which U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon likened to attrition.

In a document filed in mid-February 2015, Judge Herndon described Bayer’s approach to settlement as either an effort to wear down the other parties, or an expectation that “an entire group of catastrophically injured women, for the most part, [will] simply drop their claims”.

In order to more quickly settle these Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits, of which there are 3,400 still pending, the court will request on or around July 1 that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) remand a group of cases to their home districts for trial.

In addition to remanding certain lawsuits, the court rescheduled the trial of a case involving the plaintiff, Pamela Schuchert, to start on June 15. According to a court document, the Schuchert trial will have a 10-day limit.

Legal Assistance for Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe represents Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella victims. For more information about our legal services, contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519.

Ontario Yaz & Yasmin Class Action Lawsuit Approved

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_bayer_multidistrict_litigation_yaz_settlements_yaz_yasmin_lawsuit_settlementsThe Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved a Yaz and Yasmin class action lawsuit. The lawsuit includes all women residing in Ontario and Quebec who used Yaz and/or Yasmin from 2004 – 2011.

The unique aspect of this class action lawsuit is that it automatically includes Yaz and Yasmin users, regardless of whether or not they have formally requested inclusion in the case. The legal representatives of the plaintiffs have posted information about how to opt-out of the case. If a woman prefers to opt-out, she must do so before February 9, 2015.

This Yaz and Yasmin class action lawsuit targets the drugs’ manufacturer, Bayer, and centers around injuries suffered by plaintiffs. These Yaz and Yasmin injuries include blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, and stroke. The Canadian case alleges that Bayer was aware of the risks associated with both of their contraceptive drugs, but failed to give proper warning to health care providers and patients regarding these serious side effects.

Similar suits have been filed in the U.S. by Carey Danis & Lowe on behalf of women whose lives have been forever changed by these two contraceptive drugs, as well as by the generic version, Ocella.

No-Obligation Case Evaluations

The defective drug lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe currently represent women in Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. Our lawyers understand the pain and suffering that these defective drugs have caused, not only to the women who have used them, but also to their families. That is why our law firm works tirelessly to recover losses for our clients.

When you seek the expert legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can trust in our dedication to resolving your case with the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Share your Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations during which we will advise you on how to move forward with your case. Contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form today.

Choose today to begin standing up against negligent pharmaceutical companies. Carey Danis & Lowe is always here to help.

Yaz & Yasmin Lawsuit Update: Israeli Women & Yasmin Lawsuits

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

bayerIsraeli women who have suffered injuries, such as blood clots and pulmonary embolism, from the use of the birth control pill Yasmin are standing up against Bayer. These women have applied to file a Yasmin class action lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Bayer.

According to Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, the class action lawsuit calls for compensation in the amount of NIS 204 million, which is over $53 million USD. The women involved in the Yasmin lawsuit claim that Bayer was negligent in warning patients and healthcare providers about the risks associated with use of the birth control pill.

In fact, the Haaretz article goes on to explain that the proposed suit alleges that Bayer was aware of the blood clot risk, but failed to provide sufficient update.

Bayer did eventually distribute safety information for Yasmin that included details on the blood clot risk. However, as the updated information only appeared in a safety pamphlet, this distribution method was insufficient in spreading the word on such a deadly Yasmin side effect, according to the women involved in the lawsuit.

One of the women involved in the case, Ruth Teitler, used Yasmin, and then suffered a pulmonary embolism. She told Haaretz that, after a year of using Yasmin, she experienced chest pain and trouble breathing to such a degree that she went to the hospital.

Once there, x-rays revealed that her lungs were overrun with blood clots.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Injuries

Carey Danis & Lowe is an experienced personal injury law firm that currently represents women who have been injured by Yasmin, as well as Yaz and Ocella. We are here to help you recover losses for all of your pain and suffering from Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today, and share your Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella story with us. You can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a personal injury claim form.

We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

Lawsuits Involving Yaz Side Effects to Be Heard May 2015

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsWomen who experienced Yaz side effects involving certain types of blood clot formation, and who filed lawsuits against Yaz and Yasmin manufacturer, Bayer, received good news last month. The federal court hearing Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits set a court date for cases involving women who experienced venous thromboembolism, or the formation of one or more blood clots, in their arteries.

The court will hear these cases in May 2015.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is location in which thousands of these Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated. Of these, approximately 2,500 involve women who suffered arterial clots and other serious Yaz side effects.

The purpose for scheduling the May 2015 court date is to reach a settlement in these 2,500 cases.

The team of dedicated Yaz lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased to hear of this good news, and strongly hope that these cases can be fairly resolved as early as possible next year.

The Yaz lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women whose lives have been harmed through Yaz or Yasmin use. Our clients have suffered tremendously after using Bayer’s contraceptive drugs, and that is why Carey Danis & Lowe works tirelessly in recouping losses on behalf of these women and their families.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of Yaz or Yasmin use, we encourage you to discover what your legal options and compensation eligibility may be. Our Yaz lawyers are available to review your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.

We invite you to share your Yaz or Yasmin story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury form.

Reports Show Decline in Yaz Sales

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuitIn a recent financial report, Bayer, the pharmaceutical company behind the controversial contraceptive drug Yaz, published information showing that Yaz sales have been on the decline. According to Bayer’s report released in late July 2014, sales of Yaz have seen a significant drop when comparing the second quarter of 2013 to that of 2014.

Yaz sales brought in $250 million for Bayer in the second quarter of 2013, but only $191 million in the same quarter of 2014.

This sales decline may be related to the thousands of Yaz lawsuits that have been filed across the United States.

Also in their quarter two report is information on their $1.8 billion Yaz settlement.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Yaz Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm with highly-skilled lawyers committed to building strong cases that deliver compensation packages for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers are currently accepting Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella cases.

If you or someone you love has been injured by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, we encourage you to review your legal options and compensation eligibility with one of our lawyers today during a free initial case evaluation.

Share your Yaz story with Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form. We look forward to representing you.

Yaz Litigation Update: $1.8 Billion Yaz Settlement

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuitThe manufacturer of the ill-reputed contraceptive drug Yaz released a quarterly report in July that highlighted current Yaz and Yasmin litigation. According to Bayer’s report, there are around 5,000 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits pending in the United States. In addition, Bayer reported that they arrived at a settlement agreement in early July 2014 that would affect nearly 9,000 lawsuits.

The settlement amount is for $1.8 billion. Under this particular Yaz settlement, only those cases involving venous thromboembolism, or the formation of blood clots, qualify to be considered for compensation.

Yaz & Blood Clots

Yaz and Yasmin, and the generic alternative, Ocella, have all gained the reputation of causing serious health complications, among them blood clots. Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella contain a hormone called drospirenone which has been connected to an increased risk in the formation of blood clots.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Yaz Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that provides expert legal representation to victims in defective drug litigation. Our attorneys are currently representing victims of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, and are accepting cases.

If you or someone you love has been injured by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, Carey Danis & Lowe encourages you to evaluate your options and compensation eligibility with us today in a free legal consultation.

Share your Yaz story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. We are available to listen to you. Call our law firm at 800.721.2519, or contact us by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.

Yasmin Stroke Sufferer Awarded $14 Million

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsA Chicago jury awarded a 37 year old woman $14 million after hearing that she suffered a life-altering stroke while using the contraceptive drug Yasmin for less than two weeks. According to a local ABC News report on the trial, the woman, Mariola Zapalski, has been virtually immobile since suffering from her stroke in 2007. With the left side of her body paralyzed as a result of her stroke, Zapalski now uses a wheelchair.

The plaintiff began using Yasmin in 2007. After a mere thirteen days on the drug, Zapalski suffered a stroke.

Yasmin and Yaz, both contraceptive drugs manufactured by Bayer, have been linked to blood clots and stroke, as well as heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). As the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received a large amount of adverse event reports linking the two drugs to severe side effects, the organization mandated an update to Yasmin’s label last year with the purpose of better informing users of the drug having been known to cause a serious risk of Yaz blood clot formation.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

Our Yasmin lawyers represent victims of this contraceptive drug across the U.S. We are currently investigating Yasmin cases, as well as Yaz cases, and encourage you to contact our St. Louis law firm to begin exploring your legal options with one of our experienced lawyers. Our initial consultations are free.

If you have been injured by Yasmin, Carey Danis & Lowe wants you to know that we have the resources, dedicated team of attorneys, and experience to win you a day in court, so that your story of suffering may be heard.

Share your Yasmin story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.

UK Doctors Warn Patients of Yasmin & Yaz Side Effects

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsAn article recently published by UK news organization the Daily Mail describes the country’s increased efforts in requiring physicians to adequately warn patients of the risks of using certain kinds of oral contraceptives. The article specifically mentions the oral contraceptive drug, Yasmin, which is manufactured by Bayer, the pharmaceutical company behind Yaz.

Health officials in the UK announced their new initiative amid reports that newer types of oral contraceptives place women at two times the risk of developing blood clots.

Both Yasmin and Yaz contain a newer type of synthetic hormone, what is called a third-generation progestin. A number of these third-generation progestins have been linked to an increased risk in the development of blood clots. Drospirenone, the type of progestin present in both Yasmin and Yaz, as well as generic counterpart Ocella, is just such a progestin that has been linked through numerous studies to a higher risk of venous thromboembolism.

The personal injury and defective drug lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged to see health officials in the United Kingdom act on the serious threats posed by Yasmin and Yaz to patient health and safety.

Carey Danis & Lowe represents victims of Yasmin and Yaz across the United States. If you believe that you have been injured by Yasmin or Yaz, we welcome you to begin exploring your legal options and eligibility for compensation today with a Carey Danis & Lowe attorney. Our initial case evaluations are free.

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to listen to your story today. Share with us how Yasmin or Yaz has impacted your health and quality of life. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.

Australian Women Considering Yaz Class Action Lawsuit

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_bayer_multidistrict_litigation_yaz_settlements_yaz_yasmin_lawsuit_settlementsHundreds of women in Australia are considering filing a class action lawsuit targeted at Bayer, the pharmaceutical company behind the contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin. The latest reports estimate that the class action lawsuit could involve 600 women.

As cited in the article from Australia’s 7 News, the British Medical Journal published studies, including one from 2011, whose data demonstrated a three fold increased risk of blood clots in women using Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, the generic equivalent of Yaz, in comparison to those women using other kinds of contraceptive drugs.

Many of the women who are considering filing a Yaz lawsuit against Bayer have experienced serious side effects, some of which became so serious, hospitalization was necessary. One such victim, an Australian woman interviewed for the 7 News article, experienced a stroke that she believes is the result of having used Yaz.

The woman is considering legal action for the purposes of discontinuing the manufacture of drugs like Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. An additional motivating factor is to prevent other women from experiencing a Yaz related stroke.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe represent individuals in lawsuits filed across the United States who have been negatively affected by defective drugs. We work diligently for our clients to win them the day in court they they so rightfully deserve. Contact our experienced trial lawyers today to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility if you believe that you have sustained a serious injury as the result of using either Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella.

Carey Danis & Lowe is ready to work with you. Share your Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.