In October, approximately 60 federal lawsuits against Bayer for YAZ and Yasmin birth control related injuries, but the attorneys coordinating the lawsuits suggest that more than 1500 cases are ready to be filed. There are expectations that more than 5,000 claims will ultimately be filed.
In the courts of California, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker and our team of product liability attorneys have filed what we believe to be the first lawsuits against Bayer for YAZ birth control related injuries. Our team has received hundreds of calls from women who say they have suffered from injuries from YAZ or Yasmin.
Driving the cases against YAZ and Yasmin were two studies from the British Medical Journal that links drospirenone, the main hormone found in YAZ and Yasmin, presents a higher risk of birth control related injuries, including heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. However, drospirenone provides no added benefit when compared to other birth control hormones. Almost every woman knows that birth control comes with some kind of risk, but the warnings on YAZ and Yasmin were not enough.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to Bayer for their advertising. These letters stated that Bayer was overstating the benefits and understating the risks of YAZ. Bayer agreed to run advertisements correcting the previous misleading advertisements.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker and our team of YAZ attorneys is helping lead the charge against corporate negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered from a blood clot, heart attack, stroke, DVT episode, pulmonary embolism, or has died as the result of taking the oral contraceptives YAZ or Yasmin, contact our offices at (800) 333-0000 today to protect your legal rights.
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