Bayer said that it has resolved almost 1,900 cases in which its Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives allegedly caused clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Kristina Stone and women who suffer from Yasmin Side Effect. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
As Businessweek reported on July 31st, 2012, Bayer said settlements of U.S. lawsuits over claims that its Yasmin line of birth-control pills caused blood clots in women have increased to more than $402 million. Yasmin, which was approved by the FDA in 2001, and Yaz, which was approved in 2006, are oral contraceptives that combine estrogen and a fourth generation progestin, drospirenone, to prevent pregnancy. In a stockholders’ newsletter Bayer said that it has resolved almost 1,900 cases in which its Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives allegedly caused clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
According to court documents, on July 10th, 2012, Kristina and Keith Stone filed a lawsuit in Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv11099) alleging that Kristina Stone, as a result of her use of Yasmin, developed gall stones that necessitated the removal of her gall bladder. The plaintiff took Yasmin for three years from 2005 to 2008.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of severe adverse events from Yasmin/Yaz, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Yasmin/Yaz remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On April 8th, 2012 the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication informing the public it has completed its review of recent epidemiologic studies and it has concluded that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Yasmin lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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