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New York Times Reports on Yaz & Yasmin Birth Control Problems

On September 25, 2009, The New York Times published an article titled, “Health Concerns Over Popular Contraceptives.”

Yaz / 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.

Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Update 7/23/12: 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.”

Two new British Medical Journal (BMJ) studies have confirmed that Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and other new ‘fourth generation’ birth control medications significantly increase the risk of blood clots over those taking older birth control products. The results of the studies highlight the well known fact that the mix of hormones needed to prevent pregnancy also promote clotting factors.

Free Yaz Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking Yaz, 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.

The article focuses on discussing the life-threatening side effects of Yaz and Yasmin, both top-selling oral contraceptives and manufactured by Bayer HealthCare. In addition, the authors report on published medical studies of the birth control pills, recently filed Yaz Lawsuits and Yasmin Lawsuits, as well as report on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) requests to the manufacturer to correct misleading television commercials and to follow proper quality control procedures, which has not been occurring.

If you have not read this article, we urge you to do so. You can read the full text by clicking the following link:

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