If you had a blood clot after taking Yasmin birth control pills, you may still have time to file a Yasmin lawsuit against Bayer HealthCare. Schmidt & Clark, LLP provides comprehensive legal assistance to victims of Yasmin who were injured by blood clots, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and other severe, life-threatening side effects.
Yasmin Lawsuit Settlements
Bayer HealthCare has agreed to thousands of Yasmin lawsuit settlements involving venous blood clot injuries (pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and more). By the end of 2013, more than $1.4 billion was awarded to 7,000 plaintiffs, for an average payout of over $200,000.
It is possible that lawsuits involving arterial blood clots (heart attacks, stroke, etc.) could reach similar settlements, although Bayer has vowed to litigate cases involving these injuries. An additional $24 million has been set aside to settle Yasmin lawsuits involving gallstones and surgery to remove the gallbladder, although Bayer has not admitted any link between Yasmin and gallbladder disease.
Is there a Yasmin Class Action Lawsuit?
Not for blood clot injuries.. There is a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) against Bayer that is similar to a Yasmin class action lawsuit. Nearly 14,000 plaintiffs have filed 11,000 lawsuits in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2100) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation. You may still have time to join this litigation.
What is the problem with Yasmin?
Yasmin was the first birth control pill to contain drospirenone, a controversial hormone that has been linked to a tripled increased risk of blood clots compared to older birth control pills that contain levonorgestrel. Although Yasmin has been linked to higher risks than other contraceptives, it is no more effective at preventing pregnancy.
Furthermore, Bayer is accused of misleading women about the side effects of Yasmin. In 2003, the FDA sent Bayer a warning letter for TV ads that “raise significant public health and safety concerns.” According to the FDA:
[Yasmin “Goodbye Kiss” ads are] misleading because it makes implied clinical superiority claims to other combination oral contraceptives and minimizes the important risk information that distinguishes Yasmin from other combination oral contraceptives.”
Yasmin Side Effects
Yasmin contains drospirenone, a hormone that can imbalance potassium levels in a woman’s bloodstream and increase the risk of lower-limb blood clots — a condition known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). If these blood clots break loose and travel in the bloodstream, they can get trapped in vital organs and cut off circulation. This can lead to life-threatening complications, permanent disability, or even death.
Yasmin side effects may include:
- Blood clots
- Venous thromboembolism
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Gallbladder disease
- Organ damage (blindness, brain damage, etc.)
- And more