Bayer, a world-wide pharmaceutical company headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, has agreed to pay an average of $220,000 per case to settle close to 500 law suits involving Yaz and Yasmin. The once very popular contraceptive pills have now gained negative attention across the world. Yaz and Yasmin, unlike older birth controls, contain drospirenone, a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone. All birth controls come with the risk of blood clots, however, pills containing drospirenone have shown to increase that risk. The FDA examined data on more than 830,000 women taking pills containing drospirenone, the results showed an increase in that risk by as much as three times the normal risk. After hundreds of women experienced severe blood clots with out proper warning or labeling, some ending with fatalities, close to 500 law suits against the pharmaceutical company piled up for failure to properly warn the public of these increased risks. Bayer is expected to pay close to $110 million in their Yaz and Yasmin cases.
Though the FDA has ordered Bayer to emphasize the increased risk in blood clots while taking the birth control, the pharmaceutical company continues to suffer as more women file lawsuits. The new labels will state contraceptive pills containing drospirenone may triple your risk for blood clots. With Yaz and Yasmin being two of the most commonly used contraceptive pills among women from 2008 to 2011; Bayer is expecting additional lawsuits to come.
If you or a loved one have ever taken Yaz, Yasmin or any other birth control containing drospirenone, and have suffered from blood clots or other severe side effects don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer to discuss any legal compensation you might have. At Borchardt Law Firm, we have seen and dealt with several Yaz lawsuits where clients were not properly informed about the potential increased risks. We feel the work we do will continue to better protect future generations of Texans. Feel free to give us a call.
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