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British Medical Journal Study: Yaz, Yasmin Double Risk of Blood Clots

According to new information, the popular birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin might be more likely to cause life-threatening blood clots than older contraceptive medications. Two studies found that these newer types, so-called ‘fourth generation’ birth control pills present an increased risk of blood clots when compared to older types of birth control medications. If you are taking Yaz or Yasmin, you should consult your healthcare professional immediately about the safest contraceptive for you.

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 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.”

Yaz / Yasmin Lawsuit Update 7/9/12: After nearly six months of settlement negotiations, Bayer has reportedly reached agreements with approximately 33 different law firms to resolve at least 1,444 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. All of the claims were filed on behalf of women who suffered blood clot-related injures after taking the company’s blockbuster birth control pills.

Free Yaz Blood Clot 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.

What’s the problem?

April 26, 2011 – According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, users of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin are more than twice as likely to develop blood clots than women taking older contraceptives.

The study focused around a progestin found in the drugs known as drospirenone, which is not contained in older birth control medications. Oral contraceptives in this new category include Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Beyaz. Researchers looked at nearly 900 women taking contraceptives since 2002, and found a 30.8 per 100,000 rate of blood clots among Yaz and Yasmin users. Women who took older birth control drugs that did not contain drospirenone had a 12.5 per 100,000 rate of blood clots. Young women under the age of 30 who used Yaz or Yasmin had the greatest disparity of adverse events, with an incidence rate of nearly 25 per 100,000 compared to only around five per 100,000 over women the same age who used older medications not containing drospirenone.

“These findings support more recent studies that suggest that drospirenone oral contraceptives are not as safe as levonorgestrel oral contraceptives with respect to venous thromboembolism and, in the absence of other considerations, should not be the first choice in oral contraception,” the study’s authors concluded.

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is currently facing approximately 7,000 lawsuits related to Yaz and Yasmin that have been consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. There are also hundreds of other Yaz and Yasmin side effects lawsuits filed at the state level on behalf of women who say that Bayer failed to adequately research the drugs and warn the public about potential side effects.

Do I Have a Yaz Blood Clot 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 Yaz 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 Yaz, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.

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