Yaz could cause up to a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
The Yaz Resource Center, a patient advocacy group, is alerting women who suffered side effects after taking the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin that Bayer Pharmaceuticals has announced it is currently settling claims. However, according to a recent Bloomberg report, the company has only settled a small percentage of cases with certain law firms, therefore, it is important to select an experienced lawyer.
In 2009, The British Medical Journal published studies from Denmark and the Netherlands linking the chemicals in Yaz to blood clots. In October, 2011 the FDA also released data of more than 825,000 women taking oral contraceptives which showed drugs like Yaz could cause up to a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots.
As news spread, thousands of women who had taken Yaz filed injury claims for blood clot-related conditions such as stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Pulmonary Embolism. According to a federal Multi-District Litigation court established in the Southern District of Illinois to handle Yaz cases, nearly 12,000 people have filed a Yaz lawsuit. The formal case style is Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100).
Bloomberg News originally reported on April 13, 2012 that Bayer would settle 500 of the lawsuits at approximately $220,000 per case. The company has now reported in its Stockholders’ Newsletter for the first quarter that it has paid $142 million in settlements, at an average of about $218,000 a case.
The Yaz Resource Center has received hundreds of calls from patients concerned about their legal rights and how to choose the right lawyer. While Yaz settlements are available, only a very small percentage of the law firms involved have been able to resolve their client’s cases.
The Resource Center only recommends experienced Yaz lawyers who have already settled Yaz lawsuits. For more information on the research, side effects and the current Yaz litigation, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.YazLawsuit.com.