Bayer Settles Case Regarding Deceptive Advertising of Yaz


March 16, 2011

The news has been filled with accounts of the mounting number of lawsuits filed against Bayer AG related to the serious side effects of Yaz, including gallbladder disease, pulmonary embolism and stroke. Thousands of individual lawsuits have been filed, and there is now a national Yaz gallbladder class-action lawsuit. These individual cases have been consolidated into what is referred to as “multi-district” litigation where a single judge oversees certain aspects of the cases.

The newest development in the Yaz litigation is the settlement of a case in which 26 states sued Bayer AG for misleading advertising regarding potential risks of Yaz and improperly broadening promotion of Yaz to include symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) when Yaz was not approved to treat this condition. From 2004 to 2008, the FDA received 50 reports of death linked to Yaz and Yasmin.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects from the use of Yaz, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, handles inquiries from individuals across the U.S. who have suffered serious side effects from their use of medications, including Yaz. If you have suffered serious gallbladder injury, pulmonary embolism or stroke which associated with your use of Yaz, our defective drug attorneys will work hard to get you the best results possible.

The lawsuits filed regarding the dangerous side effects of Yaz involve both dangerous blood clotting issues and gallbladder disease. Yaz uses a relatively new synthetic progestin called drospirenone. Medical experts believe that drospirenone causes elevated potassium levels and slowing of the heart rate. This combination can result in blood clots that form in the bloodstream, causing a pulmonary embolism or stroke. Along with the blood clotting risk, gallbladder disease comprises 40% of the 6,000 Yaz lawsuits.

As part of recent settlement of the lawsuit brought by a number of states against Bayer AG, the drug company has agreed to submit any television advertisements for its oral contraceptive Yaz to U.S. regulators for approval and conduct a $20 million corrective advertising program. This settlement reaffirms the claims of many pending Yaz side effect lawsuits that Bayer AG did not properly warn consumers about the dangerous side effects of Yaz and that its advertising deceptively suggested that the FDA had approved Yaz for PMS.

If you or someone you love has suffered gallbladder disease or serious blood clot disorders as a result of your use of Yaz, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Montlick and Associates is dedicated to providing exceptional service as part of our constant goal of being the best personal injury law firm in Georgia. Our experienced Georgia defective drug lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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