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Yaz Lawsuit and Yasmin Lawsuit Settlements Update

Yaz Lawsuit Update 

Bayer’s pockets opened wider for more Yaz Lawsuit and Yasmin Lawsuit settlements. Bayer began offering to pay Yaz settlements and Yasmin Lawsuit  settlements in 2012.  To date, Yaz Lawsuit cases have been focused on serious blood clot injuries including some claims of blood clot related Yaz deaths.  Today Thompson Reuters News and Insights reported Bayer has agreed to Yaz lawsuit settlements involving gallbladder injuries and/or gallbladder disease. The caveats, like the drug, may make for additional potentially nasty Yaz side effects.

Bayer has agreed to pay over a billion dollars for Yaz lawsuit settlements involving blood clot injuries. Yaz settlements for blood clots have averaged over $200,000.00 and are taken on contingency with the Yaz lawyer getting paid only if/after the case is won or settles. For women suffering possible Yaz gallbladder injury reportedly, the agreed upon amounts are much, much less.

A Yaz lawsuit is taken on contingency meaning potential victims of Yaz blood clot injury have access to a Yaz lawyer and to the justice system without needing to pay money up front. A Yaz lawyer must use and risk their own resources to pursue a claim. Many Yaz lawsuit cases claiming blood clot injury have already resulted in a significant Yaz settlement. Women that have suffered Yaz blood clots are urged to seek the advice of a Yaz lawyer but that may not turn out to be the case for suffers of potential gallbladder injury.

Bayer’s agreement to entertain Yaz settlements for gallbladder injury is fraught with potential difficulty for women that did not have a potential Yaz blood clot but instead had their gallbladder removed say some Yaz lawyers.

Bayer, reportedly citing lack of evidence Yaz or Yasmin cause gallbladder injury, Bayer placed significant caps on the settlements. The total amount allotted, say’s the article in Reuters, is 24 million, a much lower number than that set aside for Yaz lawsuit cases for Yaz potential Yaz blood clot injury. It has been estimated that gallbladder settlements will range between $2000 and $3000 dollars, depending on degree of injury and number of cases filed.

Bayer reportedly offered to the latest in Yaz settlement agreements to avoid litigation but continues to deny any culpability for any injuries alleged in Yaz lawsuit cases. The bottom-line literally, is yes, Bayer has now agreed to pay Yaz settlements for gallbladder injury but will the potential victims have difficulty finding a pathway to payment? Fortunately, women that may have suffered potentially deadly Yaz blood clot injury have more potential for hope of possible financial compensation.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gallbladderdiseases.html

     

Actual Post on http://www.seedol.com/blog/2013/03/22/yaz-lawsuit-and-yasmin-lawsuit-settlements-update-17261/

Birth Control Lawsuits and other Lawsuits of Interest to women

There are several lawsuits currently ongoing that are of particular interest to women, four of these lawsuits involve birth control products and the fifth involves Transvaginal Mesh Products or Bladder Slings as they are sometimes called. The four birth control lawsuits mentioned involve Yaz and Yasmin, which are both oral contraceptives and Mirena and Nuvaring which are both birth control devices. Information and links are provided below for information on these lawsuits.  

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

  Vaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh is a surgical mesh product that has been designed to be inserted into a womans pelvic region. One of the most common uses of vagial mesh products is to provide support for pelvic organs after a hysterectomy. There are ongoing Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits against a large number of Vaginal Mesh product manufacturers. The complications women are experiencing with vaginal mesh products are primarily due to the vaginal mesh product become detached and migrating to other parts of the woman’s body. When these vaginal mesh products become detached they can have sharp edges which can puncture organs and other tissue in a woman’s pelvic region.  

Yaz Lawsuits

  Yaz  and Yasmin are both made by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.  Both Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives. Over 10,000 Yasmin and Yaz Lawsuits have been filed to date and more cases continue to be filed. The side effects of Yaz and Yasmin that has lead to lawsuits being filed are due to a link between these medications and blood clots. As a result of blood clot side effects linked to Yaz and Yasmin, women have experienced Strokes, Heart Attacks, Pulmonary Embolisms, Deep Vein Thrombosis as well as other problems related to blood clots. Some of the side effects of Yaz and Yasmin can be fatal.  

Nuvaring Lawsuits

  Nuvaring is an device that is inserted in a womans body. The Nuvaring device slowly releases hormones meant to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. The Nuvaring Side Effects that have led to a large number of Nuvaring Lawsuits are similar to the side effects linked to Yaz and Yasmin. Women who had the Nuvaring Device Implanted have experienced blood clot related injuries. The injuries related to nuvaring include the same blood clot related injuries as Yaz and Yasmin and have led to a large number of Nuvaring Lawsuits being filed.  

Merina Lawsuits

  Mirena is an IUD however, it also releases a birth control chemical into a woman’s body over time. The Mirena IUD was meant to last for up to five years. The Mirena IUD device was marketed as a birth control method that could be removed and a woman could begin attempting to become pregnant almost immediately. The complications with the Mirena IUD have some similarities to the complications with Vaginal Mesh Products. The Mirena IUD can become detached from where it is implanted and migrate to other parts of the womans body causing injury. There are also a number of other problems with the Mirena IUD that do not exist with Vaginal Mesh Products.

 

Actual Post on http://www.iwantbliss.com/birth-control-lawsuits-and-other-lawsuits-of-interest-to-women/

Actos Lawsuit filed due to Bladder Cancer

Actos Lawsuit Update 

Actos lawsuit filed on behalf of bladder cancer victim. According to Bloomberg News, Takeda Pharmaceutical, the maker of Actos (pioglitazone) , is contending with its first Actos Lawsuit case alleging its diabetes medication can cause cancer.  The plaintiff, Jack Cooper, took Actos for two years before his diagnosis of Actos bladder cancer in November 2011.  He filed his case in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, alleging Takeda failed to provide adequate warnings regarding risks associated with long term use of the diabetes medication.

Actos Lawsuit

Mr. Cooper’s Actos Lawsuit began on February 19, 2013.  Action comes a month after Japan based Takeda won United States regulatory approval for a new diabetes drug to replace Actos.  Actos was once the world’s largest selling diabetes drug.

Takeda is facing more than 3,000 lawsuits claiming possible Actos bladder cancer or other ailments among patients as stated in court records.  Mr. Cooper’s Actos Lawsuit is among others assembled before Judge Kenneth Freeman in California.  Other cases are in State court in Illinois according to court dockets.  In addition, more than 1,200 suits have been consolidated before a Federal Judge in Louisiana for pretrial information exchanges.   According to court filings, the first Federal Actos lawsuit case is set to begin in November 2014.

Back in June of 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public through a safety announcement that using the diabetes medication Actos for more than one year could be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.  This was based on the FDA’s review of data from a ten year epidemiological study.  The study showed an increased risk was noted among patients with the longest exposure to Actos and those exposed to the highest cumulative dose.  The FDA also became aware of an epidemiological study conducted in France suggesting an increased risk of bladder cancer linked to the drug.  Because of this study, France suspended the use of pioglitazone and Germany recommended not starting pioglitazone in new patients.

hundreds of Actos Lawsuit claims pending in both state and federal courts filed by patients who were potentially injured by possible Actos Side Effects,  those potentially  harmed by the diabetes medication are being urged to locate an experienced Actos Lawyer who understands complex pharmaceutical litigation.

Actual Post on http://www.seedol.com/blog/2013/03/22/actos-lawsuit-filed-due-to-bladder-cancer-17267/

Byetta Lawsuit resulting from side effects including severe pancreatic problems

Byetta Lawsuit Report 

Byetta Lawsuits filed over side effects:  Use of Byetta may double the risk for developing pancreatitis says JAMA (Journal for the America Medical Association). A study report recently published by JAMA suggests the increased risk for pancreatitis may be twice has high when using Byetta than when not. Pancreatitis and inflammation of the pancreatitis can have potentially serious complications and can lead to death.

As quoted in the JAMA Internal Medicine, the prevalence of Type II Diabetes Mellitus is approaching 100 million.  Not surprisingly, the market for drug treatment of this disease is worth more than $20 billion per year.  Byetta is manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals is reportedly the subject of numerous Byetta lawsuits.

Byetta Side Effects

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update in August 2008 stated they had received reports of six cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients who were taking Byetta.  Out of these six patients, all patients required hospitalization, two of them died and the remaining four were recovering.  The Byetta was discontinued in all cases.  Recommendations from the FDA include healthcare providers being vigilant for the symptoms of acute pancreatitis.  These symptoms include persistent severe abdominal pain that can radiate to the back and could go along with nausea and vomiting.

Consumer Reports adds their input: According to Consumer Reports Online, individuals at John Hopkins in Baltimore examined over 1,000 medical records of patients with Type II Diabetes who utilized at least one prescription for any diabetes drug over a three year period of time.  The researchers found 87 of the patients who developed pancreatitis were taking Byetta or Januvia.  Concerns over these types of medications, including Byetta, highlight the value of the older type of diabetes drugs.  Reportedly, this new generation of diabetes medication is not only more expensive, but no more effective than the traditional drugs, and they are associated with an increased risk of Byetta Side Effects such as pancreatitis or inflamed pancreas according to a study in the JAMA Internal Medicine.

Adding to Byetta Side Effects, the FDA in November 2009 notified healthcare professions of more revisions to Byetta’s prescribing information.  It reports altered kidney function, including acute renal failure and insufficiency.  From 2005 through 2008, the FDA received notifications of 78 cases of altered kidney function, including 62 cases of acute renal failure and 16 cases of renal insufficiency in diabetic patients using Byetta.  Their recommendations to healthcare providers consist of careful monitoring for the development of kidney dysfunction and to reevaluate the need for Byetta if kidney issues are suspected.

What can you do if you are one of the many diabetics who have been harmed by Byetta?  Start by getting in touch with a Byetta Lawyer right away.  They will assess your case and help protect your legal rights. Therefore, if you have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or renal complications, seeking a potential Byetta Lawsuit could help with your medical costs and loss of wages.

 

See also Januvia Lawsuit

Actual Post on http://www.seedol.com/blog/2013/03/22/byetta-lawsuit-resulting-from-side-effects-including-severe-pancreatic-problems-17208/

 

Update on Pradaxa Lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim

Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit 

Was created by Boehringer Ingelheim to compete with the widely popular blood thinner, Coumadin. Pradaxa was touted a being more convenient, without the need to follow specific routines or diets. With these promises, Pradaxa grew in popularity for some time, until patients began to experience side effects.

Anticoagulants, such as Pradaxa, have long been associated with internal bleeding events, so it came as no real surprise when patients began experiencing bleeds. However, some patients believed that Pradaxa was more dangerous than Coumadin in regards to the amount of bleeds experienced. These claims were later refuted following a study by the FDA.

However, the main issue that is brought forth in the Pradaxa lawsuit is not of the amount of bleeds, but how to stop them. Traditionally for blood thinners, Vitamin K can be used to combat the thinning effect to help blood clot and to stop bleeding events. Pradaxa, on the other hand, does not have a known antidote so doctors can do very little to save a Pradaxa patient that is bleeding.  According to statements by Boehringer Ingelheim, the company was not aware of the apparent lack of antidote as they figured vitamin K would work on their patients. This has led to many criticisms of Boehringer Ingelheim’s testing process. Other accusations have arisen that Boehringer Ingelheim was in fact covering up information from the FDA to allow their drug to be accepted.

Recently another charge has been made against Pradaxa and Boehringer Ingelheim. The FDA has released a statement that warned patients with artificial heart valves to choose other blood thinners than Pradaxa. This comes at the heels of a study showing that patients with artificial valves were more likely to suffer from blood clots and heart attacks while taking Pradaxa.

Additional Pradaxa Lawsuit Information can be found at www.seedol.com

Actual post found on http://www.indo-usagroup.org/update-on-pradaxa-lawsuit-against-boehringer-ingelheim/

Birth Control Lawsits over Yaz, Yasmin, Merina, Ocella and Nuvaring

 Mirena Birth Control Lawsuit

The Mirena Lawsuit joins other birth control lawsuits, at least four of which are against Bayer Pharmaceticals. The Mirena Lawsuit joins the Yazmin, Yaz, Ocella and Nuvaring Birth Control Lawsuits as the latest in a long line of birth control lawsuits that emerged over the past year.

Mirena Lawsuit

The primary reason Mirena Lawsuits are being filed is due to complications with the Mirena Device. The Mirena IUD has become dislodged in many women resulting is infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, as well as other serious side effects.  

Yaz Lawsuit

  The Yaz Lawsuit results from blood clot related injuries linked to Yaz. Yaz Side Effects which have led to Yaz Lawsuit cases being filed include Pulmonary Embolisms, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Heart Attacks and Strokes.  The Yasmin Lawsuit is based on almost identical allegations as the Yaz Lawsuit. The Ocella Lawsuit is also based on the same basic facts as the Yaz Lawsuit however, Ocella was sold by Bayer as a generic. There is still some question about whether a law protecting generic drug makers from certain lawsuits will apply to Ocella. Although Bayer sold Ocella as a Generic Drug, it was sold under a brand name. The concept of a branded generic is contradictory on face value an it is possible that the law protecting generic manufacturers from lawsuits may not cover Ocella.

Nuvaring Lawsuit 

The Nuvaring Lawsuit has factors that are similar to the Mirena Lawsuit as well as the Yaz Lawsuit and other oral birth control lawsuits. Device Migration is an issue leading to severe injuries in women similar to the problems with Mirena. Nuvaring also has been linked to similar blood clot related injuries as Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. The birth control lawsuits listed above are not the only birth control lawsuits currently being investigated and filed. A new birth control device similar to Mirena has been released, whether this new device will have the same or similar complications as Mirena is has yet to be seen. It may take several years for adverse events with any drug or medical device to come to light once a product is introduced to the market.

Actual Post on http://www.javiergoin.com/birth-control-lawsits-over-yaz-yasmin-merina-ocella-and-nuvaring/

Birth Control Lawsuits over drugs as well as medical devices

Nuvaring, Mirena , Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are all birth control products that are currently the subject of lawsuits. Yaz,Yasmin, Ocella and Mernia are all female contraceptives made by the German pharmaceutical company, Bayer. Nuvaring is made by Merck Pharmaceuticals.   Yaz , Yasmin, and Ocella all have the same active ingredient, a synthetic progestin-like hormone called drospirenone. Long-term exposure to drospirenone has been potentially linked to elevated levels of potassium. Potassium, while helpful in smaller doses, can eventually lead to a slowdown of heart rhythm. If the heart is pumping too slowly, unintended side effects, such as pulmonary emboli, serious blood clots, and deep vein thrombosis. Leaving these clots unchecked for an extended period of time can have drastic ill-effects, such as heart attacks, or the need for amputation.    

Yaz Lawsuit

    When released, in 2001, Yaz was marketed as simultaneously reducing problems typically associated with the menstrual cycle and preventing pregnancy. This tag team of benefits propelled yaz to the number one most popular birth control in the United States. Due to the large number of women using the medication a proportionally large group experienced negative side effects, with the most notable of course being the blood clots. Other women have suffered from problems with their gallbladder or even death. All of these side effects have allegedly been linked to drospirenone. None of these side effects was released to the FDA during Yaz’s initial testing phase. Many women who have experienced these negative side effects of Yaz or even their loved ones have filed a lawsuit against Bayer. These were based on the grounds that Bayer did not adequately warn them of the possible harms that may come to them after taking this product. They allege that Bayer should have been aware of the side effects, or that Bayer intentionally hid the side effects. Bayer has asserted that there was no lack of warning on their part and do not believe themselves to have done any wrong. Their positive attitude is evidenced by the continued marketing of Yaz and Yasmin. Still, Bayer has begun the settlement process and has paid an average of 200,000 to 250,000 dollars per case.    

Nuvaring  Lawsuit

    Nuvaring is a medical device however, it is not an IUD. The Nuvaring Birth Control Device is a small ring shaped device that releases small amounts of a drug intended to prevent pregnancy. The Nuvaring Lawsuit is based on similar problems to the Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Lawsuits. In addition, the Nuvaring Device has allegedly caused injury when it becomes dislodged from its normal position and migrates to other parts of the womans body.      

Merina Lawsuit

    The Mirena Lawsuit is has some similarities to the Nuvaring Lawsuit in that claims are being made based on allegations that the Mirena IUD becomes dislodged and migrates to other parts of the womans body causing injury. Although the Mirena Device, like the Nuvaring Device, releases a birth control drug, the complications with the drug released by Nuvaring have not been associated with the Mirena IUD.

 

Actual post on http://www.sscra.org/birth-control-lawsuits-over-drugs-as-well-as-medical-devices/

Update on Pradaxa Lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim

Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit 

Pradaxa was created by Boehringer Ingelheim to compete with the widely popular blood thinner, Coumadin. Pradaxa was touted a being more convenient, without the need to follow specific routines or diets. With these promises, Pradaxa grew in popularity for some time, until patients began to experience side effects.

Anticoagulants, such as Pradaxa, have long been associated with internal bleeding events, so it came as no real surprise when patients began experiencing bleeds. However, some patients believed that Pradaxa was more dangerous than Coumadin in regards to the amount of bleeds experienced. These claims were later refuted following a study by the FDA.

However, the main issue that is brought forth in the Pradaxa lawsuit is not of the amount of bleeds, but how to stop them. Traditionally for blood thinners, Vitamin K can be used to combat the thinning effect to help blood clot and to stop bleeding events. Pradaxa, on the other hand, does not have a known antidote so doctors can do very little to save a Pradaxa patient that is bleeding.  According to statements by Boehringer Ingelheim, the company was not aware of the apparent lack of antidote as they figured vitamin K would work on their patients. This has led to many criticisms of Boehringer Ingelheim’s testing process. Other accusations have arisen that Boehringer Ingelheim was in fact covering up information from the FDA to allow their drug to be accepted.

Recently another charge has been made against Pradaxa and Boehringer Ingelheim. The FDA has released a statement that warned patients with artificial heart valves to choose other blood thinners than Pradaxa. This comes at the heels of a study showing that patients with artificial valves were more likely to suffer from blood clots and heart attacks while taking Pradaxa.

Additional Pradaxa Lawsuit Information can be found at www.seedol.com

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  Mirena Birth Control Lawsuit

03/12/2013  The Mirena Lawsuit joins other birth control lawsuits, at least four of which are against Bayer Pharmaceticals. The Mirena Lawsuit joins the Yazmin, Yaz, Ocella and Nuvaring Birth Control Lawsuits as the latest in a long line of birth control lawsuits that emerged over the past year.

Mirena Lawsuit

The primary reason Mirena Lawsuits are being filed is due to complications with the Mirena Device. The Mirena IUD has become dislodged in many women resulting is infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, as well as other serious side effects.  

Yaz Lawsuit

  The Yaz Lawsuit results from blood clot related injuries linked to Yaz. Yaz Side Effects which have led to Yaz Lawsuit cases being filed include Pulmonary Embolisms, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Heart Attacks and Strokes.  The Yasmin Lawsuit is based on almost identical allegations as the Yaz Lawsuit. The Ocella Lawsuit is also based on the same basic facts as the Yaz Lawsuit however, Ocella was sold by Bayer as a generic. There is still some question about whether a law protecting generic drug makers from certain lawsuits will apply to Ocella. Although Bayer sold Ocella as a Generic Drug, it was sold under a brand name. The concept of a branded generic is contradictory on face value an it is possible that the law protecting generic manufacturers from lawsuits may not cover Ocella.

Nuvaring Lawsuit 

The Nuvaring Lawsuit has factors that are similar to the Mirena Lawsuit as well as the Yaz Lawsuit and other oral birth control lawsuits. Device Migration is an issue leading to severe injuries in women similar to the problems with Mirena. Nuvaring also has been linked to similar blood clot related injuries as Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. The birth control lawsuits listed above are not the only birth control lawsuits currently being investigated and filed. A new birth control device similar to Mirena has been released, whether this new device will have the same or similar complications as Mirena is has yet to be seen. It may take several years for adverse events with any drug or medical device to come to light once a product is introduced to the market.

Actual Post on http://www.javiergoin.com/birth-control-lawsits-over-yaz-yasmin-merina-ocella-and-nuvaring/

Birth Control Lawsuits over drugs as well as medical devices

Nuvaring, Mirena , Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are all birth control products that are currently the subject of lawsuits. Yaz,Yasmin, Ocella and Mernia are all female contraceptives made by the German pharmaceutical company, Bayer. Nuvaring is made by Merck Pharmaceuticals.   Yaz , Yasmin, and Ocella all have the same active ingredient, a synthetic progestin-like hormone called drospirenone. Long-term exposure to drospirenone has been potentially linked to elevated levels of potassium. Potassium, while helpful in smaller doses, can eventually lead to a slowdown of heart rhythm. If the heart is pumping too slowly, unintended side effects, such as pulmonary emboli, serious blood clots, and deep vein thrombosis. Leaving these clots unchecked for an extended period of time can have drastic ill-effects, such as heart attacks, or the need for amputation.    

Yaz Lawsuit

    When released, in 2001, Yaz was marketed as simultaneously reducing problems typically associated with the menstrual cycle and preventing pregnancy. This tag team of benefits propelled yaz to the number one most popular birth control in the United States. Due to the large number of women using the medication a proportionally large group experienced negative side effects, with the most notable of course being the blood clots. Other women have suffered from problems with their gallbladder or even death. All of these side effects have allegedly been linked to drospirenone. None of these side effects was released to the FDA during Yaz’s initial testing phase. Many women who have experienced these negative side effects of Yaz or even their loved ones have filed a lawsuit against Bayer. These were based on the grounds that Bayer did not adequately warn them of the possible harms that may come to them after taking this product. They allege that Bayer should have been aware of the side effects, or that Bayer intentionally hid the side effects. Bayer has asserted that there was no lack of warning on their part and do not believe themselves to have done any wrong. Their positive attitude is evidenced by the continued marketing of Yaz and Yasmin. Still, Bayer has begun the settlement process and has paid an average of 200,000 to 250,000 dollars per case.    

Nuvaring  Lawsuit

    Nuvaring is a medical device however, it is not an IUD. The Nuvaring Birth Control Device is a small ring shaped device that releases small amounts of a drug intended to prevent pregnancy. The Nuvaring Lawsuit is based on similar problems to the Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Lawsuits. In addition, the Nuvaring Device has allegedly caused injury when it becomes dislodged from its normal position and migrates to other parts of the womans body.      

Merina Lawsuit

    The Mirena Lawsuit is has some similarities to the Nuvaring Lawsuit in that claims are being made based on allegations that the Mirena IUD becomes dislodged and migrates to other parts of the womans body causing injury. Although the Mirena Device, like the Nuvaring Device, releases a birth control drug, the complications with the drug released by Nuvaring have not been associated with the Mirena IUD.

 

Actual post on http://www.sscra.org/birth-control-lawsuits-over-drugs-as-well-as-medical-devices/