Yaz Birth Control Pill - Maryland Injury Lawyers Blog

Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Oct 30, 2009 in Drug Litigation

The birth control pill Yaz was approved by the FDA in 2006 and Yasmin was approved in 2001. These drugs are oral contraceptives taken by women as birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. They have also been used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and occasionally as an acne treatment for women. We are investigating claims that Yaz and Yasmin causes pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attacks and other injuries including gall bladder injuries. Yaz is made by Bayer Pharmaceutical Company. There are numerous lawsuits against Bayer, and the cases have been consolidated in a Multi District Litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. On October 1, 2009 the US Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation issues a transfer order for 24 lawsuits to the Southern District of Illinois and the cases are being heard by U.S. District Court Judge David R. Herndon. The claims in the lawsuits relate to the fact that the Yasmin is a defective product and that Bayer engaged in illegal and misleading advertising relating to Yaz and Yasmin. Judge Robert Miller explained in his Yaz Order of 10/1/09 that "We are persuaded that the Southern District of Illinois is an appropriate forum for this docket." If you or a loved one have suffered injury that you believe may have been caused by Yaz, call us at 877-774-3652 or visit our website at

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