Lawsuits accumulate against Bayer for Yaz
Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 12:51 pm by Williams Hart
Lawsuits against drug maker Bayer have continued to pile up since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that Yaz likely causes a higher risk of blood clot due to its active ingredient hormone drospirenone, a report from the Chicago Tribune stated on September 15.
Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals recently settled $1.4 billion on 6,760 claimants in the U.S. over health problems, like strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and gallbladder problems, and wrongful deaths that were linked to the use of Yaz pills. According to a woman who recently suffered blood clot in the brain and received $237,000 due to Yaz use, she did not think anything bad about using the pill since a doctor advised her to use it.
Sadly, many women are still unaware of the health risk that using Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills pose. At Williams Hart, our legal team strives to help women who have suffered health problems due to this dangerous drug by filing legal claims on their behalf. Call us at (800) 220-9341 today to talk about your legal options.