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.
Last year, the British Medical Journal published a study from the University of Copenhagen linking the hormone in Yaz to blood clots. The FDA also released a study which showed drugs like Yaz could increase the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.
On May 31, 2012, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices ranked Yaz and Yasmin second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA.
More than 10,000 victims have already filed Yaz lawsuits, which have been moved to a federal Multi-District Litigation court in Illinois.
Now, according to Bloomberg News, Bayer has begun settling Yaz lawsuits, with as many as 1900 resolved so far at an average of around $212,000. They have also reserved up to $610 million to settle more of the cases.
The news is positive for those injured who have yet to file a claim. However, time is limited and only certain cases may qualify. Anyone affected by blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz should learn their legal rights as soon as possible.
The Yaz Resource Center cautions that victims should seek a lawyer with experience in defective drug litigation, and only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information on research, side effects and litigation news related to the drug Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer.