Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 15, 2013
The birth control safety center at DrugNews.net is announcing updated information for women who’ve taken the contraceptives Yaz or Yasmin. A federal panel recently reported the number of lawsuits alleging injury from the drugs has increased*.
DrugNews was created to improve the safety and awareness of patients taking popular prescription drugs by providing the latest research, safety alerts, recalls and legal news. Visitors can find out if others have experienced similar side effects and determine if they need legal advice.
The resource center has added warnings from health experts like the British Medical Journal** and FDA*** that birth control pills which contain the hormone drospirenone, like Yaz and Yasmin, can increase the risk of blood clots. Health Canada also recently linked the drugs to 23 blood clot deaths****.
Due to the number of patients who have filed a Yaz lawsuit alleging side effects, cases have been consolidated to a special federal Multi-District Litigation court in Illinois (Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100, Southern District Illinois)).
The latest report from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation indicates the number of these cases has increased from 9,961 on May 15th to 9,998 on July 10*.
DrugNews has added information showing Bayer has spent around $1 billion so far to settle nearly 5,000 Yaz lawsuits alleging blood clot injuries like pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)*****.
Anyone affected is urged to contact the DrugNews Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL litigation, patients should seek a lawyer with experience in defective drug litigation. DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Yaz and other drugs, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.
*JPML, 7/10/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-10-2013.pdf
**BMJ, 10/25/11; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22027398
***FDA, 10/27/11, http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM277384.pdf
****Vancouver Sun, 6/13/13; vancouversun.com/health/Yasmin+birth+control+pills+linked+deaths+Health+Canada+documents/8510364/story.html
*****Bayer 2/28/13; annualreport2012.bayer.com/en/legal-risks.aspx