Yaz lawsuit news: Yaz Settlements Have Been Reached in More 6,700 Yaz Lawsuits and Yasmin Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Women Who Suffered Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, and Other Dangerous Blood Clots, Allegedly Associated with the Use of Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pills.
The Yaz lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm representing the victims of defective drugs, applaud a recent disclosure that Bayer has reached Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit settlements in approximately 6,760 product liability claims filed on behalf of young women who suffered deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other dangerous blood clots, allegedly due to their use of these birth control pills. According to a stockholder newsletter issued by the company in late July, Bayer has spent around $1.4 billion thus far to settle Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits.
(stockholders-newsletter-q2-2013.bayer.com/en/bayer-stockholders-newsletter-2q-2013.pdfx, Bayer Stockholder Newsletter, July 31, 2013)
Wright & Schulte LLC is already representing numerous young women in Yaz lawsuits, and continues to offer free legal consultations to alleged victims of Yaz and Yasmin side effects, including:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots that usually form in the legs, arms and pelvis)
- Pulmonary Embolism (a blood clot in the lungs)
- Heart Attack
- Gallbladder disease
For more information on filing a Yaz lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives that are made with drospirenone, a synthetic form of progestin. In April 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that birth control pills containing drospirenone had been linked to an increased risk of blood clots. At that time, the labels for Yaz, Yasmin and similar birth control pills were updated to include information regarding epidemiologic studies that reported as high as a three-fold increase in the risk of blood clots for drospirenone-containing products when compared to oral contraceptives that contained other forms of progestin.
(http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm299305.htm, FDA, April 10, 2013)
According to court documents, more than 11,000 product liability claims have been filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois on behalf of alleged victims of Yaz and Yasmin side effects. Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, serves on the Discovery and Science Committee for that proceeding. In addition to the Yaz settlements involving blood clot allegations, court documents dated March 19, 2013 indicate that Bayer has agreed to settle thousands of Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits pending in the litigation that involve gallbladder injury claims. (Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2100)
About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Yaz lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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