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California Lawsuit Alleges DVT and PE from Yasmin

After suffering from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a pulmonary embolism (PE), allegedly as a result of using the birth control medication Yasmin, plaintiff Tanya Perry chose to file a lawsuit for her injuries

On November 26, 2012, the case Tanya Perry vs Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals was filed in the Superior Court, Los Angeles County, California. The plaintiff asserts that manufacturer Bayer failed to adequately warn the public as to the dangers of blood clots after using Yaz and Yasmin.

DVT occurs when a blood clot forms deep within the veins. As a result of this, the patient can have PE, which is a blood clot in the lungs, swelling and pain for an extended period of time, or limb ischemia. If the clot prevents oxygen from reaching the brain, the patient may have a stroke, which can have long term consequences and possibly lead to death.

An increasing number of plaintiffs have chosen to file a Yaz lawsuit to recover compensation.

Bayer should have taken more action to warn of risks, FDA advisory panel says

A thickened mass of blood that forms to stop bleeding is known as a blood clot. Occurring naturally and mostly harmless, a blood clot can be very dangerous if it forms in a blood vessel. It is in these circumstances that a blood clot can interfere with the body’s circulation and lead to such incidents as stroke, heart attack, PE and DVT.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a study in 2011 that indicated women who took the fourth generation progestin birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin are at an increased risk of suffering from blood clots than patients who took earlier forms of birth control. Following the study, an FDA advisory panel agreed that the manufacturer needed to be more proactive in warning women of the potential problems.

Bayer has paid more than $402 million in settlements due to Yaz and Yasmin

Many women have filed lawsuits against Bayer due to side effects from these birth control medications and that the company failed to warn the public as to the dangers. Attorneys are representing these women and helping them with their cases. To date, Bayer has paid over $402 million to settle cases alleging problems with Yaz and Yasmin.

The Bayer advertisements regarding these birth control medications have claimed that Yaz and Yasmin could help alleviate problems that accompany menstruation, such as cramping. But the women who have chosen to try Yaz and Yasmin have discovered that the side effects such as blood clots, PE and DVT can be life-changing.

Judge Elihu M. Berle is overseeing plaintiff Perry’s case.

Click here for additional information on blood clots that can occur as a result of using Yaz and Yasmin.

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