On Friday, pharmaceutical giant Bayer released its 2013 annual report. Hidden deep within the boasts of profits and drugs currently under development, was a section that admitted how the company’s birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have hurt thousands of women.
Bayer’s report to investors admitted that the company faces ongoing litigation over claims that Yaz and Yasmin caused blood clots like deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, and has now paid nearly $1.7 billion to settle lawsuits.
The company also admits that approximately 8,250 women have been compensated. However, they don’t admit any fault in selling a defective product or claim responsibility for the suffering of these thousands of victims. However, those affected can still receive compensation.
Deep vein thrombosis, stroke and pulmonary embolism are serious conditions caused by blood clots. They can lead to disability or even death. At the very least, victims often require hospitalization and ongoing treatment with blood thinners.
A recent warning from the United Kingdom advised that drugs like Yaz and Yasmin can double the risk of blood clots. The FDA, Health Canada and New England Journal of Medicine have also issued Yaz warnings in the past.
Unfortunately, there has not been a Yaz recall. However, Lawyers are still helping those affected by Yaz blood clots recover compensation.
In most cases, those who suffered a DVT, stroke, pulmonary embolism or blood clot while taking Yaz, Yasmin or a generic version can qualify if their injury happened prior to mid-2012.
If you suffered a blood clot injury and suspect it may be related to Yaz, talk with a lawyer today to learn your legal rights. You may be eligible for substantial compensation. It costs nothing to discuss your case or file a claim unless you receive an award. However, time is limited.
Due to the complexity of these cases, however, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who have already settled hundreds of Yaz lawsuits. Contact us today for more info or to speak with a lawyer.