The F.D.A. is conducting a review of certain birth control bills that contain the hormone drospirenone. The hormone is found in Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Safyral. While all birth control pills pose a rik of blood clots, certain studies have suggested that Bayer’s birth control pills pose a greater risk of blood clots. Two recent reports in the British Medical Journal found a two-fold to threefold greater risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills like Bayer’s Yaz. The F.D.A. ‘s current review involves an 800,000 person study. The sale of Yaz family of products in 2010 represented 3.3 percent of Bayer’s annual revenue. The lawyers at Sabatini & Associates, LLC currently represent women injured by Yaz and Yasmin and is accepting new cases.Read More
On October 13, 2010 Judge David Herndon, who is presiding over the federal court YAZ and Yasmin MDL, ordered trial dates for bellwether trials. The order further identified the order of the three bellwether trials, the dates of the trials, and the claimed injury in the cases. The schedule is set forth below.
1. The first trial is set September 12, 2011. This will be a pulmonary embolism (PE) case.
2. The second trial is set January 9, 2012. This will be a gallbladder (GB) case.
3. The third trial is set April 2, 2012. This will be an additional thromboembolic (VTE) case.Read More