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Date posted: 1/3/2013

January 2, 2013 – A recent financial report from drug maker Bayer says that approximately 13,000 lawsuits have been filed by patients claiming injury from the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin. Although the company is settling many cases, the Yaz Center warns time may be limited for those who haven’t filed a claim.

Last fall, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists became the latest group to warn consumers that birth control pills which use the hormone drospirenone, like Yaz and Yasmin, can lead to higher risks of blood clots.

Date posted: 9/27/2012

September 27, 2012 – Those women prescribed the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin are being alerted that experts have linked the drugs to serious blood clots and they ranked among the highest last year in side effects reported to the FDA.

The maker of both drugs, Bayer, has already started settling lawsuits by those injured. Those who are just discovering they suffered a Yaz injury may still seek a settlement, however, the time to file is limited.

If you suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options today.

Date posted: 9/5/2012

September 5, 2012 – Although the maker of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin has started settling many of the thousands of claims filed by patients suffering blood clot injuries, a recent statement by a court officer overseeing the settlements indicates the time to act may be limited.

If you or someone you love suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights as soon as possible.

Last year, both the British Medical Journal and FDA published studies which linked the hormone used in drugs like Yaz to an increased risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.

Date posted: 8/21/2012

August 21, 2012 - More than 11,000 women have filed a claim so far for side effects after taking the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin. However, experts predict thousands more will eventually come forward for help.

The maker of these drugs, Bayer, has begun settling blood clot-related injury lawsuits and recently pledged more funds to resolve claims. Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights.

Many patients contact the Yaz Resource Center asking how to find a lawyer qualified to handle their Yaz claim and ultimately receive a settlement.

Date posted: 7/31/2012

July 31, 2012 - The maker of controversial birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer, has begun settling many of the injury claims filed by those women affected. However, only certain cases may qualify and the time to file a claim is limited.

Anyone affected by a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to contact the Yaz Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.

The British Medical Journal released a study from The University of Copenhagen last year which related the chemicals in Yaz to blood clots. On October 27, 2011, the FDA also published a report showing drugs like Yaz could raise the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.

Date posted: 7/18/2012

July 18, 2012 – Those who have been injured while taking the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin may have the right to a substantial recovery for their losses as the maker of the drug, Bayer, is currently settling claims.

However, a court official in charge of monitoring the settlements predicts they may be finished within a year.

Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin should contact the Yaz Resource Center to speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible.

Date posted: 6/21/2012

June 21, 2012 - The Maker of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, has announced it has begun settling some of the approximately 11,000 Yaz lawsuits filed by women suffering severe side effects.

However, it is important to understand that only some cases may be settled and any victim should select a reputable law firm to make sure their case is handled properly.

In 2009, The British Medical Journal published studies from Denmark and the Netherlands linking the chemicals in Yaz to blood clots. In October, 2011 the FDA also released data of more than 825,000 women taking oral contraceptives which showed drugs like Yaz could cause up to a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots.

Date posted: 6/8/2012

June 6, 2012 – Those women who took the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin and suffered side effects are being alerted of a new court order which will allow more time for them to get a Yaz settlement.

Anyone who experienced a blood clot, DVT, stroke or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz should speak with a qualified lawyer immediately to learn what rights they have and what compensation is available.

Legal action started after studies from Denmark and the Netherlands in 2009 linked Yaz to blood clots. In October, 2011 the FDA also released a study of more than 825,000 women showing drugs like Yaz could cause up to a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots.

Date posted: 5/7/2012

In serious health cases involving dangerous side effects, such as blood clots, as a result of the oral contraceptive, Yaz, a Yaz Lawyer can offer their help with a Yaz lawsuit to all who have suffered the dangerous side effects.

In early 2012, the presiding judge on many Bayer Yaz lawsuits cases, the Honorable David Herndon, postponed the first Yaz trial and ordered the case to mediation in the Yaz, Yasmin Litigation.

Parties to the settlement are reported to pay about $110 million to settle the hundreds of lawsuit claims against the Yaz and Yasmin birth-control pills causing blood clots.

Date posted: 4/13/2012

As more and more women who’ve suffered side effects after taking the birth control Yaz come forward with legal action, Bayer Pharmaceuticals has announced the start of case settlements. However, the outcome of a case may depend largely on the lawyer involved.

According to court records, more than 6,000 women have filed claims in a consolidated federal court set up to handle the litigation. Thousands more will file a lawsuit in a separate state action.