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Bayer Reports $1.4 Billion in Yaz and Yasmin SettlementsBayer Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has settled almost 6,700 lawsuits related to its Yaz and Yasmin birth control products. In the $1.4 billion Yaz lawsuit settlement, Bayer did not accept responsibility for their products causing deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, or other blood clot injuries. Bayer has yet to reach Yaz and Yasmin settlements in more than 5,400 other cases, of which almost 2,700 have alleged similar injuries. Bayer also announced that a Yaz lawsuit settlement has also been reached in almost 8,800 cases in which plaintiffs claim that Yaz or Yasmin produced gall bladder injuries. The use of the birth control pills has reportedly been linked to the occurrence of Yaz gall bladder disease which can lead to the removal of this organ. In this settlement, Bayer reportedly agreed to settle for payments totaling $24 million. The terms of the settlement include a $2,000 payment to patients who suffered a gallbladder injury and a $3,000 payment to those who had their gall bladders removed. The 8,800 plaintiffs which have acceded to the settlement terms exceeds the 90 percent participation threshold, allowing the settlement to proceed.
Yaz lawsuit settlement for blood clot related injuriesInitially introduced in 2006 in the United States, Yaz and Yasmin were marketed as birth control medications with effectiveness in treating premenstrual syndrome and acne. Yaz and Yasmin act to elevate potassium levels which can produce heart arrhythmias, hyperkalemia, stroke, blood clots, embolisms, hyponatremis, and even death. A study by the British Medical Journal in 2011 reported that Yaz and Yasmin users could double their risk of blood clots compared to alternative birth control drugs.
Bayer’s response to adverse event reportsAs the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer is responsible for providing adequate warnings to users of their products. In the Yaz lawsuit settlement, many plaintiffs claimed that Bayer utilized deceptive marketing practices which exaggerated benefits and virtually ignored the serious side effects which could result. Some of these Yaz lawsuits alleged that Bayer was negligent in not studying the potentially serious and fatal injuries that could result from Yaz or Yasmin use. Although Bayer did modify its advertising following an FDA study which questioned the safety of Yaz and Yasmin thousands of users may have already suffered blood clots or other serious injuries.
Yaz litigationWhile many of those injured by the oral contraceptives have participated in the Yaz and Yasmin settlements, many more of these lawsuits continue through the legal system. To date more than 11,000 cases related to these products have been filed. Many of these lawsuits have been consolidated into a Yaz multidistrict litigation or MDL currently being litigated in the U.S. District Court of Southern Illinois. Although similar to a class action lawsuit in that legal resources may be pooled, a MDL allows individual plaintiffs to retain control over their lawsuit including the ability to pursue a jury verdict or independent settlement. Bayer is still embroiled in negotiations with more than 5,000 litigants who are seeking a different outcome. While Bayer is attempting to reach a Yaz lawsuit settlement with each of these plaintiffs, it is expected that additional cases will be brought against the German pharmaceutical company. Author: Sarah Klein | Posted In: Yaz Lawsuits August 16, 2013 If you or a loved one is injured by Yaz from a dangerous blood clot call us today
There is Currently a Bayer Payout For Yaz LawsuitsBayer, the manufacturer of Yaz, has paid $1.18 billion to 5,700 women who suffered fatal injuries linked to the company’s Yaz Birth Control Yaz pills. There are more than 10,000 lawsuits pending, and the company is considering additional settlements. File your Yaz lawsuit today. Do not be left out of what you deserve.
Yaz and Yasmin Blood Clot AlertWomen who have taken Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz or Ocella are at risk for fatal blood clots , according to a 2012 warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Progestin drospirenone, can cause deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism and stroke, all of which can be fatal. If Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz or Ocella caused blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism join the thousands of other women seeking justice from the maker of these contraceptives.
Bayer Pays More Than $1 Billion to VictimsYaz, Yasmin, Ocella have a risk of:
- Deep vein thrombosis: A serious blood clot in the leg that can travel
- Pulmonary embolism: A blood clot travels to the lungs and a pulmonary embolism occurs
- Heart attack: The blood clot travels and enters the heart
- Stroke: The blood clot travels to the brain.
Multi-district litigations have formed for Yaz blood clot injuryThe Yaz cases are similar cases combined for pre-trial matters. Get your Yaz lawyer today
Bayer agrees to settle Yasmin, Yaz Gallbladder lawsuitsBayer’s latest annual financial report shows the company has spent nearly $1 billion to settle around 4,800 claims alleging Yaz blood clots, and will continue to evaluate new claims for settlement on a case-by-case basis.
At the Yaz Birth Control Pills Helpline we speak to mothers who have lost their daughters to Yaz. This evening I spoke to a mother in Louisiana who lost her 21 year old daughter due to a Yaz Bloot clot and Heart attack. This is a young 21 year old woman with her entire life ahead of her. I do not think there is any lawsuit that can mend that kind of anguish and pain. Yaz is a Birth control pill that many young college girls were taking. Yaz has been the central focus of lawsuits against the manufacturer Bayer for causing Blood clots, Pulmonary Embolism, heart attacks and strokes. Mothers across america are filing lawsuits for their daughters who have either suffered the effects of Yaz or who are no longer here to tell their Yaz story.
Yaz and Yasmin both contain drospirenone, a new type of progestin that is not found in any other birth control pills in the United States other than generic versions. This unique “fourth” generation progestin has been cited as the likely cause of many side effects of the birth control pills in Yaz blood clot lawsuit and Yasmin blood clot lawsuit complaints filed against Bayer by women throughout the United States.
In a study published in August 2009 in the British Medical Journal, researchers found that pills containing drospirenone, such as Yaz and Yasmin, may increase the risk of women developing blood clots to 6.3 times that of women not on birth control. By comparison, women who took birth control pills with the older progestin, levonorgestrel, had a much lower risk of blood clots on birth control.
Yaz Stories From Mothers who lost their Daughters to Yaz
A Tennesse College Student
"Leah told me that she was scared, and that she was tingling all over. I told her it was going to be okay, that me and daddy was coming," said Mayfield.
Leah's mom and dad did not make it in time. Leah died less than an hour later after the call.
"You go in the room and there's your child, your baby girl lying on the stretcher," said Mayfield as she wiped away tears.
Texas resident Carrie Caliman George filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her daughter allegedly experienced a Yaz pulmonary embolism. George’s daughter, Cheri Malvern, started taking Yaz in August 2005. In March 2009, she switched to Yaz generic Ocella. She continued using Ocella until 2010 when she suffered a pulmonary embolism. On December 15, 2011, Malvern died.
There are many more stories just like theis from across the U.S.
If you have a loved one who has been injured by Yaz call the yaz Helpline today
Is the Vaginal Mesh the Dow Breast Implant of 2012, Women are suffering from Vaginal mesh Implants and Yaz and Yasmin, NuvaRing and the Mirena IUD. When will women stop being the target of manufacturers who put profits over people.
Written by lisaspitzer on March 26, 2012. Posted in Stories and Sharing
Lisa Spitzer MSW who runs the Transvaginal mesh helpline has heard many "horror stories" Equal to the Horror stories, if not worse, then silicone breast implants.
"It is important for woman to share their stories and find a support from others " The emotional and physical ramifications of these Transvaginal Mesh surgical implants, silicone breast implants, Mirena IUD, NuvaRing and other devices are severe" "These helplines assit women in locating a lawyer but, there is more to this then just legal advise and filing a lawsuit" Monetary damages cannot reverse some of the life changing stories I am hearing" There are damaging physical and psychological effects from these surgical implants that are far reaching. Many women cannot have sexual intercourse as a result of this mesh surgical procedure which can effect the stability of a marriage. Others cannot drive a car any longer,visit and play with their grandchildren or take part in the joys of life the mesh was promised to help with. The Silicone breast implants have caused severe auto immune system diseases and disfigurement""Yaz has caused embolisms and strokes in young women and the Mirena IUD has severe complications".
By COURTNEY HUTCHISON, ABC News Medical Unit The Vaginal Mesh Fiasco
Sept. 9, 2011
What was supposed to be a simple surgery to relieve bloating and constipation turned into a living nightmare for Linda Gross, 46, of Watertown, S.D.
Gross experienced pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which the organs of the pelvis begin to shift because of a weakened pelvic wall. Her doctor implanted Gynecare Prolift, a relatively new type of surgical mesh, into her pelvic wall through incisions made in her vagina.
Ever since that implantation in 2006, Gross says she has had urinary complications, constant pain and swelling as her body continues to reject the mesh. She says she can't sit for more than 20 minutes, she can't have sex with her husband, she can't be active for more than a few minutes at a time. Twelve surgeries have failed to remove all the mesh or relieve her pain and swelling.
"It's horrible. There are unknown amounts of the mesh still in me. I have extreme pain. It feels like the inside of my vaginal wall is on fire," Gross told ABCNews.com. "I wouldn't wish this on anyone."
The following are problems linked to transvaginal mesh:
Mesh erosion through the vagina
Pain during sexual intercourse
There have been horrors of disease and disfigurement associated with toxic breast implants.
Symptoms of Silicone toxicity from Silicone breast Implants
Typical symptoms associated with silicone illness (also called "silicone poisoning" or "silicosis") include cognitive dysfunction, short-term memory loss, Sjogren's syndrome (dryness in the glands, such as the mouth, kidneys, eyes, and lungs), scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatom-yositis, severe joint and muscle pain, incapacitating fatigue, swollen lymph glands, skin problems, peripheral numbness, multiple allergies, headaches, hair loss, sunlight sensitivity, central nervous system disorders (similar to multiple sclerosis), and others.
Complications from the vaginal Mesh
With the vaginal mesh there have been reports of recurring prolapse, vaginal scarring, vaginal shrinkage, and emotional problems related to the vaginal mesh. These complications often result in a patient requiring additional treatment, including surgery and further hospitalization.
The mesh helped keep the organs in place, but indications are that the transvaginal mesh harmed more than it helped. Some women who had the vaginal mesh surgery using it have reported "painful sexual intercourse, infections, urinary problems, overall discomfort, and bleeding, usually from the mesh eroding through the stitched tissue or from skin contracting tightly around it." Last year, 75,000 women had the vaginal form of the corrective surgery, and in the past two years, adverse event reports to the FDA have quintupled.
The FDA has also received reports that three women died in connection with the vaginal mesh surgery, and several other women are suing the device makers. One of their transvaginal mesh lawyers, who represents 75 patients, told the Globe, "It is unfortunate that the FDA came to these conclusions after all these people get hurt.''
If you would like to share your Vaginal mesh or siliconee breast Implant story we would like to hear from you. If you have complications from the prolapse mesh,surgical mesh implants or disease form silicone breast implants contact us.
Over 300,000 women have been implanted with vaginal mesh surgical devices and many of them are failing and woemn are suffering.
"This may be even larger in scope then the Breast Implant horror" says Lisa Spitzer Msw who mangages the Vaginal Mesh Helpline.
Many women are suffering and they are having trouble finding doctors to remove the mesh. Although there are no related diseases lke the silicone breast implants the vaginal mesh causes servere pain and many women have had their lives altered. "It effects the marital conjugal relationship and many marriages are breaking up" Says Spitzer. "The complications are severe and women are suffering"
“Consumers are justifiably upset when their cars, toasters, andbaby food bottles are recalled,” wrote Dr. Rita Redberg and Dr. Sanket Dhruva of the University of California, San Francisco, in an editorial accompanying the study. “Recalls make us all question the safety of the products we take for granted. But what aboutthe products permanently implanted inside our bodies?”. Unfortunately, products like vaginal mesh and faulty breast implants manufactured by the now-defunct French company Poly Implants Protheses SA, were cleared for use too quickly, resulting in disastrous consequences for women who were implanted with the devices. The French breast implants were not cleared for use in the U.S.
"Thousands of women have been left severely damaged by an implanted vaginal mesh to treat problems following childbirth, hysterectomy, or urinary incontinence."
"As a result we are now facing a crisis on a par or maybe even more far reaching , then claims for leaking silicone breast implants in the Nineties. "Says Spitzer.
"And Now we have a new one called the Mirena IUD. The Mirena is gravitating from its's original position and becoming embedded in the uterus and harming nearby organs.". Between Yaz, Yasmin, Fosamax, Vaginal mesh, Bladder sling and many others women are suffering nationwide and must seek justice"
Yaz Birth Control Pills Helpline Is reaching out to women who have been severely injured by Yaz. Yaz causes Blood Clots in young women a very vulnerable age. Yaz lawyers are filing more Yaz lawsuits for yaz injury. Bayer has begun settlements for Yaz Bloodclots. Now is the time for women injured by Yaz to step forward and claim what is due them.
Yaz Blood Clot Lawyers Fighting are fighring along side the Yaz Helpline to bring justice to women whose lives have been destroyed by these Yaz and yasmin birth control pills.
Millions of women need take birth control pills to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Two of these Yaz and Yasmin cause blood clots and related medical problens such as stroke, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.
Reports of serious Yaz side effects and Yasmin side effects are out there on blogs and chat rooms, and the problems associated with these medications are not only dangerous, but in some cases fatal.
Yaz and Yasmin are both manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest drug companies in the world. As is the Mirena IUD currently in the news as well. Yasmin was originally approved for use in the United States by the FDA in 2001, and Yaz followed its predecessor in 2006 with a slightly different formula.
Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – DVT is an otherwise rare condition where a blood clot forms deep inside the tissue of the body, usually in the leg. Eventually, this clot will break off and travel through the body before settling in the lungs or brain causing a potential stroke.
Pulmonary Embolisms – Pulmonary embolisms are extremely dangerous blood clots that appear in the lungs. Some of these blood clots form directly in or near the lungs and others are move there after forming somewhere else in the body.
The Yaz helpline wants to hear from all women injured by Yaz or their family, mothers or Husbands. We must seek justice.
Nationwide Yaz Helpline is reaching out to women and parents of young women who have gotten blood clots from Yaz or Yasmin. If you or a loved one has blood clots, gotten a stroke, pulmonary embolism or heart attach from Yaz or Yasmin you must call the Yaz Helpline today. The statutes of limitations are running very close in some states. We do not want you to be left out.
The Yaz Helpline for Women informs that Bayer Pharmaceuticals has annonced a settlement for blood clots form yaz victims. The first round is settling for over $200,000 per claimant. This is good news for all litigations of dangerous drugs and medical devices harming women. Vaginal Mesh helpline has expanded resources to help women injured by other Drugs and Medical devices. With so many drugs and medical devices harming women we see a need for additional helplines. Th Fda Has issued increased warnings on labeling for yaz for strokes, blood clots and pulminary embolism.
The Yaz Helpline and Yaz Lawyers are pleased to announce Bayer, has agreed to pay out at least $110 million to settle 500 lawsuits involving Yaz blood clots. News of the settlements comes at a time when the Yaz lawsuit total exceeds 11,000, with plaintiffs claiming the birth control pill resulted in dangerous Yaz blood clots. The FDA has increased the details of warnings on Yaz labeling to include increased risk of strokes. We can expect justice. Victims of Yaz, It is not too late for you. If you have not filed a claim contact us immediately. yaz can cause wrongful death.
Call the Yaz Yasmin Helpline Speak to a female Social Worker and be connected to a Yaz lawyer
Many Studies show Yaz linked to Blood Clots
two new studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. The studies reported that the risk of developing blood clots for women taking the drospirenone-containing pills may be two to three times greater than those who take other pills. Yaz is one of these drugs.
Yaz New Warnings April 2012
In an announcement released April 10, 2012, the FDA stated that new warnings about the risk of blood clots will now be required on the labels of birth control pills that contain the progestin “drospirenone.” Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Safyral will now carry warnings detailing recent studies that suggest these pills may carry a slightly higher risk of Yaz blood clots
Yaz side effects include:
• Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
• Pulmonary embolism (PE)
• Blood clots
• Heart attack
Warnings have linked various birth control drugs and devices to serious injuries and even death:
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Blood Clot Related Injuries
Call the Yaz Helpline for a Yaz lawyer with experience in birth control drug lawsuits toevaluate your claim. Many women around the United States have suffered from life-threatening Yaz,Ocella and Yasmin birth control side effects. The manufacturer can be held liable.
The Woman's Yaz Helpline is here for women suffering from Yasmin and Yaz Blood Clots
Young women in Iowa are experiencing pre-mature blood clots, heart attacks, Pulmonary embolism and Strokes fro yaz Blood Clots. Bayer has begun the yaz settlements. yaz lawyers Filing lawsuits for Yaz for women in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Watwerloo and all of Iowa. Their Yaz Iowa Stories are not that different this one:
“To all the women still taking Yaz"
“Here is my story… I was on Yasmin for 6 years. About 4 years into taking the drug, I noticed a mass on my right side… I went to KU Med and was told that I had to have emergency surgery right away, and that I was basically a walking time bomb…. If I tripped and fell, it could cause this mass to rupture and I could bleed to death…They did a liver resection and removed my gall bladder and several lymph nodes. The mass on the scan turned out to be 2 grapefruit-sized benign masses, called Focal Nodular Hyperplasia – most commonly caused from the hormones in birth control pills!!!!…This whole ordeal has DRASTICALLY changed my life and affected all of the people I love, my husband included, who has to endure all of my pain and anxiety. BOTTOM LINE – IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT! TELL EVERY WOMAN YOU KNOW!”
Vicky Caprice Mersereau, 26, died in 2009 of a large pulmonary embolism after she ingested Yasmin
Yasmin, which is made by Bayer Inc., is one of united State's top-selling birth control pills. It is a so-called "fourth generation" hormonal contraceptive and is considered "low dose."
Yaz Side effects are serious and sometimes fatal
- blood clots
- heart attack
- pulmonary embolism
- gall bladder disease
- deep vein thrombosis
Blood clots can cause a blockage of arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other tissues resulting in:
- Stroke: either slow-developing caused by thrombi, or rapid-onset caused by embolism.
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): a "mini-stroke" without tissue death.
- Myocardial Infarction (heart attack): blockage of the coronary arteries that supply oxygen to the heart muscle.
- Pulmonary embolism: life-threatening blockage of arteries in the lungs, starving the body of oxygen.
- Angina pectoris: reduction of blood supply to the heart, typically resulting in severe chest pain.
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): a clot formed in a deep vein, usually in the legs.
- Portal vein thrombosis: a rare blockage of the vein that carries blood from the abdomen to the liver.
- Renal vein thrombosis: a blockage of the vein that drains blood from kidney.