(PRWEB) August 16, 2012
Lead attorney with national law firm, http://www.mcdonaldworley.com, has issued a warning to U.S. residents to beware attorneys promising a fast Yaz lawsuit claim settlement.
Women who took the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin and experienced cardiovascular problems are encouraged to contact the firm immediately, as time is limited to file a claim, in order to receive their confidential initial consult with a former nurse female attorney.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals is now settling claims with those who have suffered negative side effects from these medications, according to a July 31st Bloomberg news report.
Since 2009 there have been of thousands of claims, included in case file (MDL No. 2100), from women who alleged they have suffered from blood clot related issues such as deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, pulmonary embolisms, heart failure, and even strokes.
"We have a former nurse, female attorney available to speak confidentially with women whose lives were hurt as a result of taking the medication, able to provide an initial no obligation lawsuit claim consultation," stated Don Worley, lead attorney with the firm.
The first such report was published by The British Journal of Medicine. They published two separate reports in August of 2009 that showed an increase in the risk for blood clots in women taking Yaz.
October, 2011 the U.S. FDA released data confirming that women who take contraceptives such as Yaz and Yasmin had a 74% greater chance of developing blood clots and clotting diseases, the report can be obtained here: http://www.fda.gov/birth-control-risks-report.htm
"Women having taken the medication who suffered heart failure, a heart attack, or a related cardiovascular problems are encouraged to contact the firm immediately, as they may be entitled to significant compensation,' added Mr. Worley.
Over 12,000 women have filed lawsuits due to alleged side effects from taking Yaz. This data comes from a federal court that was established in Illinois to handle the Yaz lawsuits, case no. (MDL No. 2100), which can be obtained here (MDL No. 2100): http://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov/mdl/mdl2100.aspx
According to McDonaldWorley.com, with all the hype and large settlements, many law firms are promising large payouts and quick settlements.
While it is true that settlements are available, patients should be cautioned that settlements can take months to secure and cases handled by experienced Yaz attorneys with a medical malpractice and drug side effects are more likely to proceed smoothly.
In April of 2012 Bloomberg news reported that Bayer would be settling the first 500 lawsuits at an average of $220,000 per case.
Since that time, Bayer has reported paying an estimated $142 million in settlements related to Yaz lawsuits or an average of $218,000 per case.
"Remember, when it comes to the law, what you don't know can ruin your case," added Mr. Worley.
About McDonald Worley P.C.:
The legal team proudly includes Ms. Eddington an ICU nurse prior to entering law who brings a wealth of medical malpractice experience and health issue understanding to her practice of the law. Women who took Yaz or Yasmin and wish to find out what legal options are available to them are asked to visit the law firm's website at: http://mcdonaldworley.com/yaz-side-effects-lawyer.htm