Lawsuit Alleges Yaz Causes Blood Clots, Other Severe Adverse Effects

A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit claiming the Bayer oral contraceptive caused clots leading to a pulmonary embolism.

According to court documents, on May 15th 2012, a Massachusetts woman, Janel Mahon, filed a lawsuit in Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv10881) alleging she suffered blood clots leading to a pulmonary embolism from Yaz. Yasmin, which was approved by the FDA in 2001, and its sister drug Yaz, which was approved in 2006, are oral contraceptives that combine estrogen and a fourth generation progestin, drospirenone, to prevent pregnancy. Yaz and Yasmin are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. This lawsuit was eligible to join the Yasmin/Yaz Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2100). Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of Yasmin/Yaz severe adverse events.

The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Janel Mahon. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.

According to court documents, on May 15th 2012, a Massachusetts woman, Janel Mahon, filed a lawsuit in Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv10881) alleging she suffered blood clots leading to a pulmonary embolism from Yaz. Yasmin, which was approved by the FDA in 2001, and its sister drug Yaz, which was approved in 2006, are oral contraceptives that combine estrogen and a fourth generation progestin, drospirenone, to prevent pregnancy. Yaz and Yasmin are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Plaintiff claims she began using Yaz in November 2006 and she subsequently developed blood clots from the drug leading to a pulmonary embolism in December 2009.This lawsuit was eligible to join the Yasmin/Yaz Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2100).

On April 27th, 2012 Bloomberg reported that Bayer settled lawsuits alleging that Yasmin range of pills caused blood clots in women to $142 million. As of April 18th, 2012, there were about 11,900 lawsuits pending on behalf of persons alleged to have suffered personal injuries, some of them fatal, from the use of Yasmin and Yaz.

AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Yasmin/Yaz severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Yasmin/Yaz remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”

On April 10th, 2012 the FDA ordered revised labels on certain birth-control pills, including Yasmin and Yaz, concluding that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills.

AttorneyOne.com has further information on Yasmin/Yaz lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.

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