Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Last month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued the latest warning on the safety of birth control pills such as Yaz and Yasmin which contain drospirenone. According to the Chicago Tribune on October 24th, the group warned these drugs may have a higher risk of causing blood clots.
The warning comes as drug maker Bayer announced it will settle thousands of outstanding blood clot lawsuits, as reported by Bloomberg News on July 31st. The company has reached more than 2,000 Yaz settlements so far at an average of nearly $212,000 per case.
Bloomberg reports Bayer has reserved up to $610 million to settle more cases, but is only settling those related to blood clots. Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
On October 25, 2011, the British Medical Journal published a study from the University of Copenhagen linking the hormone in Yaz to blood clots. On October 27, 2011, the FDA released its own study entitled "Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints" showing drugs like Yaz could increase the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.
A federal Multi-District Litigation court was established in Illinois to handle Yaz lawsuits filed by those injured. The formal case is known as Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100, Southern District Illinois). The court estimates that more than 10,000 patients have filed a claim.
The news of Yaz lawsuit settlements is positive for those injured who have yet to file a claim. However, time is limited and only certain cases may qualify.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
The Yaz Resource Center cautions that victims should seek a lawyer with experience in defective drug litigation, and only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on research, side effects and litigation news related to the drug Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.YazLawsuit.com.