Yaz Legal Claims
Bayer has faced thousands of lawsuits against Yaz and Yasmin stemming from women`s use of the next-generation Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill, which reportedly resulted in life-threatening blood clots, heart attacks, strokes and gallbladder injuries. As of January 2016, Bayer agreed to pay $2.04 billion to settle about 10,300 claims for blood clot injuries, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The company also agreed to pay $21.5 million to pay 7,200 gallbladder injury claims and $56.9 million to settle approximately 1,200 claims in which plaintiffs allege strokes and heart attacks. If you have questions about your legal rights in a Yaz or Yasmin Birth Control & Blood Clot lawsuit, please call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000. To settle these claims, Bayer agreed to spend $20 million on “remedial” advertising and an advertising campaign to clarify misleading claims. Note: Thank you for visiting our Yasmin & Yaz claims information page. Currently, we no longer accept cases related to Yasmin & Yaz cases. However, if you have any questions about other defective medical devices, dangerous medications, recalls or other legal issues that we can help you with, please call us or fill out the evaluation form. Bayer has also come under scrutiny for misleading claims in Yaz`s marketing. In 2008, the FDA said that Yaz had been shown to be ineffective for common premenstrual symptoms, just a rare and severe form of them, and that Yaz`s success was misleadingly exaggerated. In fact, the FDA sent a warning letter to Bayer, citing the company for running two false and misleading TV ads about Yaz.
According to the letter, the ads exaggerated the drug`s effectiveness, promoting it for conditions such as PMS, for which the drug is not approved, and downplaying the serious risks associated with the drug. In February 2009, Bayer agreed to spend $20 million on a corrective advertising campaign to counter false impressions of the original TV spots. a lot of money to fix something Bayer knew or should have known all along. In 2012, after three months of negotiations, Bayer said it would settle 500 lawsuits accusing the company of marketing Yaz and Yasmin as safer than other birth control pills if it knew the drugs could cause deadly blood clots. The company decided that each claim was worth approximately $220,000, bringing the total payment to $110 million. Reports later suggested Bayer had agreed to pay $400 million this year to settle about 2,000 blood clot claims. A coalition of women`s health groups says the key questions asked of group members were vague and confusing. The group also claims that a number of panelists are currently practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, raising concerns about their intellectual conflicts of interest as they have made individualized decisions regarding oral contraceptive safety. The confusing wording refers to how the FDA advisory group was asked about the risks and benefits of using oral contraceptives containing PRSPs (such as Yaz/Yasmin).
Panelists were asked if “the benefits of oral contraceptives containing PRSPs for pregnancy prevention outweigh their risks.” Created by FindLaw`s team of writers and legal writers| Last updated: 21 December 2016 We have extensive experience in successfully dealing with dangerous and erroneous drug claims and are particularly interested in the harmful effects of Yaz and Yasmin contraceptive pills. We have been working on Yaz violation prosecutions for over four years and have developed extensive expertise. If you have taken Yaz or Yasmin and have suffered medically because of it, you may have a trial. You should seek legal help. Any personal injury lawyer should give you free and confidential advice. If someone tries to charge you for this advice, know that this lawyer is unethical. Please note that Top Class Actions is not a settlement administrator or law firm. Top Class Actions is a legal information source that reports on class actions, class actions, drug lawsuits, and product liability lawsuits.