Yasmin Class Action Lawsuit & Settlements, Claims
Yasmin has come under public scrutiny in recent days because of its alleged link to the development of serious side effects. Below is an overview of Yasmin, how it works, how it’s administered and the side effects to which it’s been linked.
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using Yasmin, you need to contact a Yasmin lawyer or attorney as soon as possible in order to schedule a free initial consultation. There are potential Yasmin class action lawsuits starting and compensation from a settlement may occur.
Yasmin is one of the latest in a growing line of birth control products that’s designed to help women prevent unwanted pregnancies. It’s been largely successful over time, and there are many advantages to using Yasmin, also known as “Yaz” and “Yas” by some, which has led to a large volume of sales.
September 20, 2012
Bayer, the giant pharmaceutical company defending itself against claims by women that they have suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms as a result of their use of the contraceptives, has paid out nearly $500 million so far to victims, according to court records, corporate financial filings and media reports.
FILING DEADLINES CHANGE IN YAZ, YASMIN LAWSUITS
For victims of side effects from the popular contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin comes news that the deadline file lawsuits has been moved back another 90 days by the judge who is coordinating more than 11,500 of these cases.
This means that women who have suffered such dangerous health problems as of blood clots, pulmonary embolism, and gallbladder disease should contact Yaz and Yasmin lawyers as soon as possible to determine who this new timetable might affect any action they are considering. Free consultations are offered by these attorneys.
In what could become a massive class-action case, Judge David R. Herndon, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, has set aside time to allow attorneys for pharmaceutical giant Bayer, the drugs’ manufacturer, and lawyers for the thousands of plaintiffs to try to settle the cases before trials begin. This is a huge product liability case in which Bayer is accused of not complying with legal requirements that it inform consumers and regulators about dangerous side effects which, according to some of the lawsuits, have caused deaths.
Bayer has denied the allegations but several news agencies have run stories about Bayer's annual report, released in February 2012, in which the company has included language interpreted as having reached settlements in at least 70 Yaz and Yasmin related cases.
BAYER YASMIN LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS AND CLAIMS CONTINUE TO CLIMB, NOW UP TO $142 MILLION
Bayer has now paid victims of blood clots and other side effects to $142 million, which is about $218,000 per case.
A recent statement from the company mentions “Bayer is only settling claims in the U.S. for venous clot injuries (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after a case specific analysis of medical records.” So far Bayer has faced 11,900 lawsuits over Yaz and Yasmin from about 14,000 plaintiffs.
BAYER TO PAY OUT AT LEAST $110 MILLION
TO YASMIN BLOOD CLOT VICTIMS
There is good news for many of the women who have filed Yasmin lawsuits against German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG over life-threatening blood clots that they say they have suffered as side effects from using the popular, top-selling oral contraceptive. It appears that Bayer is agreeing to pay out a huge amount of money to settle about 500 of the cases that have been brought against it by these victims.
Bloomberg News is reporting that it has sources, probably lawyers connected with the cases, who have confirmed that Bayer, in the first settlements involved in what could become a huge class-action case, will pay at least $110 million to these 500 victims over claims that its Yasmin line of birth-control pills caused blood clots. Bloomberg is apparently the first to report this important legal news:
"Officials of Bayer, based in Leverkusen, Germany, agreed to pay an average of about $220,000 a case to resolve the claims that its Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives caused sometimes fatal clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes, two people familiar with the settlement said. The people sought anonymity because the accords haven’t been made public. Bayer fell 2.3 percent in German trading today, and its American depositary receipts dropped 3.8 percent. The settlements came after a federal judge in Illinois postponed a Jan. 9 trial of a suit accusing Bayer and some of its units of misleading women about the health risks of its birth-control pills so a mediator could try to negotiate a settlement."
The case was the first of what were scheduled to be “bellwether cases” in which lawyers for the plaintiffs and Bayer could test the strengths of their cases and determine how they might affect more than 11,000 Yasmin lawsuits and Yaz lawsuits, filed over a sister contraceptive.
FDA CONFIRMS BLOOD CLOT DANGERS IN CONTRACEPTIVES
SUCH AS YAZ, YASMIN CONTAINING DROSPIRENONE
APRIL 10, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its review of birth control pills such as the top-selling Yaz and Yasmin that contain drospirenone has confirmed that the medications put women at higher risk of suffering blood clots.
FDA officials said that they are adding new labeling requirements to warn women that these newer class of oral contraceptives put women at higher risk of suffering life-threatening blood clots than older types of oral birth control pills.
"The FDA has completed its review of recent observational (epidemiologic) studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking drospirenone-containing birth control pills," the agency said in a press release announcing the findings of a closely watched review. "Based on this review, FDA has concluded that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills."
Bayer Healthcare Reaches a Settlement in 70 Yaz Side Effects Lawsuits
News reports are filling the online world with information that Bayer Healthcare has agreed to settle approximately 70 lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were injured by Yaz birth control pills. The total amount of the settlements is not known at this time. The FDA approved Bayer Healthcare's birth control product back in 2006. This drug contains drospirenone, which is a chemically synthetic form of progrestin that is used in newer forms of oral contraceptives. It's believed that drospirenone use may be linked to a number of serious complications including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke.
In 2011 the FDA reported that women who have taken Yaz had a 75% chance of developing a blood clot. 2 months later an FDA advisory panel meet to discuss recent medical reports that were beginning to surface. The FDA concluded that a stronger warning be placed on the products box labels. The legal community reacted as well with reportedly thousands of women filing Yaz lawsuits thought the country. Because of the massive amount of these lawsuits, they have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. If you or someone you know has suffered any side effect from taking Yaz birth control please use the form above to contact a lawyer.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it has received new information about the possible dangers of birth control pills such as Yaz, Yasmin and others that contain drospirenone and will conduct a review to assess this information. The agency said this review will further evaluate the risk of blood clots in women who use these products. The FDA said it is aware of two newly published studies that evaluated the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women who use birth control pills that contain drospirenone. The two recently published studies looked at whether there is a higher risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing the progestin drospirenone when compared to similar women taking birth control pills containing a different progestin called levonorgestrel.
The agency said these two new studies reported that there is a greater risk of VTE associated with birth control pills that contain drospirenone. This risk is reported to be up to 2 to 3 times greater than the risk of VTE associated with using levonorgestrel-containing pills. Other studies have not reported an increase in risk, the FDA said. The agency said it is currently evaluating the conflicting results from these studies and will look at all currently available information to fully assess the risks and benefits of drospirenone-containing birth control pills.
FDA on Yasmin:
FDA says makers of Yasmin must change all promotional material in accordance to the FDA mandated label change. Marketing material must include information on the risk of thromboembolism in women using Yasmin compared to contraceptives using other progestins.
Here is the actual text of the FDA letter:
This "Prior Approval" supplemental new drug application provides for the addition of new information in the Thromboembolism subsection of the Thromboembolic Disorders and other Vascular Problems subsection of WARNINGS. The new information concerns the relative risks of thromboembolism in women using YASMIN compared to those in women using combination oral contraceptives containing other progestins.
Yasmin Side Effects Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary embolism, Blood Clot Risk
Yasmin has encountered recent problems and has been linked to the development of serious side effects. These Yasmin side effects include:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Blood Clots and enhanced Risk for Blood Clots
- Weight Gain
- Blood Clots
- Kidney Failure
- Heart attack
Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, is an oral contraceptive and is a synthetic spironolactone analogue known in the medical world as drospirenone.
Drospirenone binds to the progesterone receptor, the resulting complex becomes activated and binds to specific sites on DNA. This leads to an increased difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus and implantation.
Yasmin Injury Attorney & Lawyer for YAS, YAZ Side effects.
If you have been injured as a result of using Yasmin, you need to contact a Yasmin lawyer or attorney as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation. You need information to make an informed decision regarding whether or not you should proceed, and an experienced attorney will allow you to do just that. Contact an Yaz attorney today for imformation on a class action lawsuit.
Yasmin is easy to manage, as it’s simply taken in pill form after obtaining a prescription from your doctor, and generally it’s taken every day. While there are ancillary uses for Yasmin, such as for acne in relatively rare cases, Yasmin works by preventing ovulation. It also changes the woman’s cervical and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Yasmin is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, and it was originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May of 2001. It was sold all over the world and even led to the introduction of other, similar drugs that were basically seen as generic forms of the original. As stated above, the sales of Yasmin were quite successful in terms of the revenue generated.
Yasmin Pancreatitis or Kidney Failure.
Women with hypertriglyceridaemia, or a family history thereof, may be at an increased risk of pancreatitis when using combined oral contraceptives like Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella. Kidney failure may also be a side effect of using this form of birth control.
Yasmin Heart Arrhythmia or Palpitations
Some women have reported both the development and / or having heart arrhythmia or palpitations, meaning an irregular heartbeat. Medical studies on this condition are ongoing and non conclusive at this period. If you have experienced heart arrhythmia or palpitations and / or were taking Yasmin, contact your doctor at once.
Yasmin supraventricular tachycardia - SVT
"Supra" means above; "ventricular" refers to the lower chambers of the heart ventricles. "Vesicular" mens Composed of or containing vesicles. "Tachycardia" means fast- heart arrhythmia. It is being looked at and no medical evidence is clear yet on if there is a link betwen the use of Yasmin and Supra Vesicular Tachycardia.
Yasmin gallbladder disease and lawsuit.
Some women are now reporting that Yasmin use has lead to gallbladder disease, and prompts many to pursure a lawsuit. If a link is found between the use of Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella and gallbladder stones which may then lead to gallbladder disease. The medical community is still conducting studies on Yasmin birth control pills.
These problems were seen to be particularly prevalent among women who had used Yasmin and had any sort of history involving cardiovascular problems. Other health histories that have been found to be quite dangerous when taking Yasmin include:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney Failure
- High cholesterol
- Liver cancer
- Gallbladder problems
More is being discovered in terms of the potential risks related to using Yasmin every day, and if you have been taking it and have any history involving any of the health issues above, you need to be wary of what’s happening and watch closely for any signs of problems.
Yasmin Birth Control Warning