Yaz Side Effects Lawsuit News
Bayer Settles 3,490 Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Claims for $750 Million
- Ennis & Ennis News
10/31/2012 - As of October 15, 2012, there were about 12,400 Yaz/Yasmin lawsuits pending in the United States, and an additional 720 pending claims that had not been filed, according to Bayer’s Quarterly Report. Plaintiffs in these Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits allege that they suffered dangerous and potentially fatal side effects such as pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and stroke from the use of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. As of October 15, 2012, Bayer had settled about 3,490 Yaz/Yasmin venous clot claims involving pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis for total of about $750 million.
Bayer’s quarterly report was released shortly after another birth control study was released in October 2012 revealing a 77% increased risk of venous thromboembolic events and a double risk for arterial thrombotic events with the use of drospirenone-containing birth control pills, such as Yaz and Yasmin, when compared with the risk of four low dose estrogen birth control pills.
These findings are nothing new. Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills have been the subject of controversy for several years due to the associated increased risk of venous clots such as pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Just since 2009, there have been over eight published studies finding drospirenone significantly increases the risk of blood clots in women. Yet it wasn’t until April 2012 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required a label change for Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills warning of these potentially fatal side effects.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. continues to offer free, nationwide, confidential consultations to women who have suffered stroke, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism while taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills. Contact the lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by going to www.ennislaw.com and completing an online case evaluation.
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Yaz Birth Control Lawsuit - Yaz Blood Clot Side Effects
If you or a loved one have suffered serious yaz side effects, injury or death while using Yaz you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the yaz side effects lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for a free nationwide case evaluation. Our experienced Yaz attorneys can answer any questions you may have about Yaz side effects or a potential Yaz lawsuit. Fill out the FREE case evaluation form on this page or call toll free: 1.800.856.6405.
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