Yaz Facing Claims

Manufacturers of birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are being sued as patients using the oral contraceptives are three times more likely to develop blood clot related injuries than other pills.

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Severe side effects of using these birth control pills include:

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
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History

2006 -The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Yaz as a birth control treatment
Yas is approved by the FDA to treat acne breakouts
Bayer, the manufacturers of Yaz, is sent a warning letter by the FDA claiming that the advertisements claim greater benefits than granted
Complying with the above, Bayer adjusts the advertisements for Yaz in February, with the guidelines stated
In March, the FDA announces that the correct compliance information for Yaz was not followed in their online marketing campaigns
Issues of thromboembolic disorders and vascular problems are included on the safety label of Yaz
Information related to drospirenone birth control pills, and their link to blood clots, are reviewed in May by the FDA
The British Medical Journal published a study in October indicating that patients using Yaz and Yasmin are at greater risk of developing blood clots
January brings the first bellwether trial for the birth control pills, where a judge forgoes trial, and appointing a mediator instead
A statement is released in April by the FDA about the risks of developing blood clots while using drospirenone birth control
It is revealed in May that Yaz and Yasmin have the second highest number of complaints reported to the FDA than any other prescription medication
Gallbladder injury lawsuits are settled by Bayer for $24 million
Reports show that Bayer settled over 8,500 claims, costing $1.74 billion, despite not admitting to any wrongdoing
Bayer complies with paying $57 million to settle lawsuits related to stroke, and heart attacks, due to Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella

How Does Yaz Work?

Both Yaz and Yasmine are manufactured by one of the most prominent pharmaceutical
companies in the world; Bayer. The generic brand, Ocella, is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals,
and is distributed by Barr Laboratories. All three are oral contraceptives that use the hormone
drospirenone as its active ingredient to prevent pregnancies. These pills have also been
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Further Lawsuit Information

With the revelation that serious dangers associated with Yaz were downplayed by Bayer, the lawsuits filed against the manufacturer have increased dramatically. The company has settled thousands of claims, at an average cost of $200,000 each case. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by using Yaz, you can seek justice. You can file a personal injury lawsuit, and...

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Cases Filed Against Bayer

With thousands of injuries, and approximately one hundred deaths directly linked to Yaz,

resulting from its severe side effects, there is a growing number of lawsuits filed against Bayer.

Since...

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