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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.

Yaz Lawsuits & Injuries Profiled by Chicago Tribune

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

transvaginal_mesh_implants_lawsuit_litigation_settlements_obtapeIn a recent article on Yaz lawsuits from the Chicago Tribune, a former user of Yaz, 23 year old Maggie Yunker, described the injuries she incurred after a year of taking the oral contraceptive.

According to Yunker, her healthcare provider recommended Yaz because it was touted as being able to alleviate menstrual symptoms and improve skin health. A year later, Yunker had developed several blood clots, and ultimately endured a stroke at the age of 20.

Due to her injuries and compromised health, Yunker filed a Yaz lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. She received a $237,000 settlement from Bayer.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Bayer has spent $1.4 billion in settling 6,760 Yaz lawsuits.

Yaz Multidistrict Litigation

Yaz lawsuits have been consolidated into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. As of mid-September, there are 11,274 cases in the Yaz multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The case is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (drospirenone) marketing, sales practices, and products liability litigation MDL no. 2100. It is being heard by U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon.

Yaz Side Effects

Yaz contains the hormone drospirenone, which has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and brain hemorrhage. Drospirenone has been connected to an increase in potassium in the body, which in turn can prove injurious by increasing the risk of blood clot formation.

In order to address the mounting adverse event reports for Yaz, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Bayer in 2012 to update the Yaz drug safety information to include a warning about the association between drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives and an increased risk of blood clot formation.

Yaz Case Evaluation & Health Advice

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm that represents women who claim to have been injured while taking a drospirenone-containing oral contraceptive like Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella. We work diligently to provide you with expert legal counsel and medical advice.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation of your Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella case, and to speak with one of our medical experts. Our team strongly believes that if a pharmaceutical giant engages in negligent business practices and misleading marketing campaigns, they should be held responsible.

Share your story with us by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.