Our Florida lawyers are investigating the use of Yaz birth control and the dangers associated with the use of the drug. Based on the FDA’s findings, we believe Yaz’s manufacturer, Bayer, did not properly warn woman of the dangers of taking Yaz and further, marketed the drug for purposes not approved by the FDA.
FDA ANNOUNCES THAT WARNINGS WERE INSUFFICIENT ON BIRTH CONTROL PILL
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October of 2008 required Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals to modify their packaging for their birth control drugs, Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella. There have been numerous injuries and deaths that many are saying are caused by the elevated blood potassium levels due to the taking of these drugs. These circulatory diseases can be serious and even deadly.
COMPLICATIONS FROM USE OF YAZ
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the following injuries you may be entitled to compensation through a Yaz litigation settlement program.
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Blood Clots
Yaz was initially marketed as a drug that could relieve common premenstrual issues such as acne and bloating. According to reports the FDA determined that the efficacy of Yaz was grossly overstated. Millions of women began taking Yaz and many times switched from other medications.
According to the FDA, Bayer’s advertising and packaging information did not properly warn of the dangers of Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella and felt that the marketing of the drugs was for purposes not approved by the FDA.
Bayer received warnings from the Food and Drug Administration in 2003 and again in 2008 for not properly warning consumers of the safety risks associated with taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella and in 2009 Bayer was forced to run a multimillion dollar campaign to “correct” their previous marketing campaigns that grossly exaggerated the effectiveness of the drug.
Some reports have suggested that since 2004 there has been over 50 documented deaths of women that were taking Ocella, Yaz or Yasmin. Following these reports the FDA advisory committees advised Bayer that the drugs should have stronger warnings about the risks associated with taking these drugs.
It has recently been reported that Bayer has agreed to pay out at least $142 million in settlements to the first 651 lawsuits over claims of blood clots.
Contact a Florida Yaz Lawyer
If you or a loved one took Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella and suffered injury please contact Bernheim and Dolinsky, LLC today at 1-800-474-4089 or online to discuss the particular facts of your potential case. Our experienced Florida pharmaceutical drug attorneys will discuss your potential case and explain what we can do for you.
Please call us today for a free consultation. Our Florida Yaz lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that there are no fees or costs unless you recover money for your damages.
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