July 23, 2012 – Last week, a Florida man filed a medical malpractice lawsuit which claimed that his wife died following plastic surgery as the result of a Yasmin-induced pulmonary embolism that could have been prevented if her doctors had taken her off the drug prior to surgery. The complaint notes that proper standards of medical care outlined in the Physician’s Desk Reference indicate that “oral contraceptives should be discontinued at least four weeks prior to and for two weeks after elective surgery.” While all forms of oral birth control products carry some risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, Yasmin contains a controversial fourth generation synthetic progestin known as drospirenone, which has been linked to a particularly high risk of adverse events.
Yaz / Yasmin Lawsuit Update 8/2/12: According to a second quarter stockholders newsletter released this week, pharmaceutical giant Bayer is poised to pay out more than $1.2 billion to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by Yaz and Yasmin side effects.Yet despite the massive payout, Bayer will still face thousands of lawsuits over Yaz and Yasmin in the near future.
Yasmin Lawsuit Update 7/31/12: The number of lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical giant Bayer on behalf of women allegedly injured by Yaz and Yasmin continues to grow by leaps and bounds around the country, as the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the cases recently surpassed asbestos as the largest in the nation. All of the complaints involve similar allegations which state that Bayer knew – or should have known – about the health risks involved with its blockbuster birth control pills, but that it failed to inform the public and medical communities about this risk.
Free Yasmin Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a pulmonary embolism after taking Yasmin, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
The Yasmin malpractice lawsuit, which is one of the first of its kind to be filed in the United States, was entered on behalf of David Boon last Monday in the Fourth Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida. Boon’s wife, Brook, reportedly died nearly a year ago after suffering a pulmonary embolism after plastic surgery which was allegedly caused by Yasmin side effects. Defendants named in the case include:
- Dr. Daniel M. Calloway
- Dr. Gary A. Glicksteen
- Internal Medicine Group, Inc. (also known as Baptist Primary Care, Inc.)
According to allegations in the complaint, Brook Boon contacted Dr. Calloway in July 2011 for a plastic surgery consultation, and was subsequently seen by Dr. Glicksteen at Internal Medical Group for preoperative clearance before the procedure took place. Neither doctor advised Boon to discontinue treatment with Yasmin prior to undergoing surgery. Following the operation on August 9, 2011, Mrs. Boon succumbed after experiencing an unexpected pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that breaks free from a deep vein and becomes lodged in the lungs. The medical malpractice suit alleges that the doctors should have taken Boon off Yasmin before surgery.
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer currently faces thousands of Yasmin lawsuits filed on behalf of women around the country who allegedly suffered pulmonary embolisms, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, and other blood clot-induced injuries caused by the drug. The suits claim that Bayer failed to adequately warn the public and medical communities about the health risks associated with Yasmin. Similar complaints have been filed against Bayer by users of its other drospirenone-based birth control pills including Yaz, Gianvi and Beyaz.
Do I Have a Yasmin Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Yasmin lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new blood clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a blood clot after using Yasmin, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.