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Mirena IUD Lawsuits in Canada

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsAfter choosing the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control, a Canadian woman experienced cramping so painful that she struggled to walk. This woman, recently interviewed for Canada’s CTV News, decided to return to her doctor to get the contraceptive device removed. Initially, her doctor could not locate the the device, as it had perforated her uterus, and migrated to her hip bone area.

The Mirena IUD, which is manufactured by Bayer, has been known to perforate the uterus, and to migrate to other parts of the body, most often the abdominal region. The woman interviewed by CTV News faults Mirena’s manufacturer with failure to warn about the risk of device migration.

The Canadian Mirena label differs from the U.S. label in that it excludes the any mention of device migration. Thus, women who choose to use this form of birth control are not fully informed about the device.

As a result of this labeling omission, Canadian women are in the process of filing lawsuits against Bayer.

In the U.S., women who claim to have been injured by the Mirena IUD have also filed lawsuits targeted at Bayer. These women have experienced device perforation, migration, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mirena IUD Victims

The experienced defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women in Mirena IUD complications litigation. Our team of dedicated lawyers are currently investigating cases, and encourage women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD to contact Carey Danis & Lowe today.

We offer free initial case evaluations.

Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe by contacting our law firm by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuit News: Health Canada Notes Higher Blood Clot Risk with Yaz and Yasmin

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

Oral Contraception Yaz & Yasmin Side Effects LawsuitAccording 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.

Yaz Gallbladder Lawsuit Update: Bayer Settles Gallbladder Injury Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits for $24 Million

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

Yaz Gallbladder Lawsuit Update: Bayer Settles Gallbladder Injury Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits for $24 MillionA settlement agreement has been reached between Bayer and plaintiffs who filed a Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit specifically citing gallbladder complications. The settlement agreement between the plaintiffs and Bayer, the German pharmaceutical company responsible for the development and marketing of Yaz and Yasmin, was reached on March 15.

The plaintiffs’ Yaz gallbladder lawsuits against Bayer were filed in courts across the U.S., including a Yaz and Yasmin multi-district litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The Yaz and Yasmin MDL is known as In Re Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2100, presided over by Chief Judge David R. Herndon.

Plaintiffs also filed gallbladder injury lawsuits against Bayer in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, according to a Reuters report.

Though the German pharmaceutical company upholds that neither Yaz nor Yasmin cause health complications affecting the gallbladder, the Yaz and Yasmin gallbladder injury settlement totals $24 million. This settlement amount represents a cap established by Bayer, meaning that the drugmaker will go no higher than this amount in settling gallbladder injury lawsuits.

Furthermore, Bayer can disband the settlement fund at any time, especially if less than ninety percent of plaintiffs agree to take their share of the $24 million.

The settlement will be divided among plaintiffs in amounts of $2000–3000. Plaintiffs who filed a Yaz gallbladder lawsuit alleging they experienced gallbladder complications will be awarded $2000, and $3000 will be given to plaintiffs who underwent gallbladder removal surgery.

In the Bayer 2012 annual report released in February 2013, the drug company states that it has been served approximately 10,000 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits with another 1,200 pending cases. Bayer also faces thirteen class actions lawsuits in Canada.

In the report, Bayer goes on to state that plaintiffs have filed Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella lawsuits claiming that they have experienced health complications, specifically injuries linked to blood clots and strokes, some of which have proven fatal. In providing further background on the Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella lawsuits, Bayer shares that plaintiffs believe Bayer marketed these contraceptive drugs with full knowledge of the health risks posed by them.

Bayer says that it plans to fight the Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits.

Yaz and Yasmin lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by the gallbladder injury settlement, as it demonstrates Bayer backing down from fighting plaintiffs’ gallbladder injury allegations. Though plaintiffs have suffered a significant amount from ingestion of either Yaz or Yasmin, the gallbladder injury settlement lays down a positive foundation for future Yaz and Yasmin legal proceedings pertaining to blood clot formation, strokes, and fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Yaz or Yasmin, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering and loss. Contact a Yaz and Yasmin lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation about your Yaz and Yasmin case and for help with filing a Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.