The FDA advisory panel voted to require dropsipirenone-containing birth control pills - including Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, to warn about increased risk of blood clots. Drospirenone has been linked to deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke and heart attack. If you or a loved one has been affected and you need legal assistance, please call the number listed above, or complete the form to the right to receive a free legal evaluation.
The generic manufacturer of a birth control similar to Yaz and Yasmin, the oral contraceptives that have been linked to a number of side effects and complications in recent lawsuits, will resume its sales after a federal court determined that Bayer’s patent on the birth control pills is invalid. The patent is meant to expire in June of 2014, but… Read more »
Lawsuits alleging side effects from the Bayer Pharmaceuticals COC (combined oral contraceptives) Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella have been filed seeking compensation due to health problems claimed to have been caused by the medications. Claims have included blood clots and to date, Bayer has paid settlements for over $1 billion to plaintiffs who suffered from pulmonary embolism (PE) after taking… Read more »
Five plaintiffs have joined together to file a Yaz lawsuit against manufacturer Bayer for side effects of the oral contraceptive. The plaintiffs all hail from different parts of the United States and filed their case on March 19, 2013 in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Francisco. The women all claim to have suffered injuries as a… Read more »
In 2012, Bayer paid out more than $1 billion in Yaz lawsuit settlements (a total of more than $1.5 billion when all litigation expenses are factored in), according to Bayer’s annual revenues report. Altogether, the company settled 4,800 lawsuits in 2012. Bayer still faces thousands of pending Yaz lawsuits However, despite these settlements, there are still thousands of lawsuits pending… Read more »
The oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella have been marketed as safe, effective forms of birth control that can also reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as bloating and acne. But these contraceptives contain drospirenone, which has been found to cause blood clots and other life-threatening related conditions, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and stroke. As of October 2012,… Read more »