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Did You Take Yaz Or Yasmin? Settlements For Yaz Lawsuits For Bloodclots

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuit  Multidistrict Litigation


MDL 2100 – Yasmin and YAZ (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Illinois federal court.


Yaz lawyers are accepting Yaz lawsuits for blood clot related injuries:

  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Blood Clots
  • Stokes
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Bayer is facing thousands of Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits involving blood clot related injuries.

Yaz Blood Clot Settlements

According to Bayer’s 2nd Quarter 2013 Statement, Bayer  haa agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion to resolve an estimated 6,700 lawsuits from women  who suffered a:
    Heart attack or Stroke from Yaz or Yasmin
    Pulmonary Embolism from Yaz or Yasmin
    Deep Vein Thrombosis from Yaz or Yasmin

There are still  more than 5,000 additional claims involving a thrombosis blood clot related injury.  Bayer is continuing negotiating on a case-by-case basis, after complete documentation and presentation of the claim by an attorney. It is not too late to file your Yaz blood clot lawsuit. Our Yaz lawyers are still  continuing to review and evaluate potential claims from women who suffered a pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke or other blood clot injury while using Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Yaz or a loved one has died from a Yaz related injury call us for a Yaz lawyer today.
 

Current Important Class Action, Dangerous Drugs and Devices Multi District Litigations In the News

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in ABG II Lawyers, ABG Modular Stem lawyers, Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Alaska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, APG II Recall Lawyers, Colorado Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Delaware Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, GranuFlo Dialysis Medication Lawyers, Hawaii Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Idaho Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Illinois Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Infuse Bone Graft Lawywrs, Iowa Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maine Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minnesota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Mississippi Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Missouri Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Montana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nebraska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Hampshire Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Jersey Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Ohio Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oklahoma Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oregon Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Pennsylvania Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Product Recall News, Rhode Island Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Stryker Hip replacement recall lawyer, Stryker Rejuvinate Hip replacement recall lawyers, Texas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Transvaginal mesh, Utah Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Vermont Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington DC Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, West Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wisconsin Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wyoming Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

The following dangrous drugs and devices are appearing in lawyer ads and email blasts across the country.: Vaginal Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh, Pelvic mesh, Surgical mesh,  Bladder sling, Stryker Rejuvinate hip replacement, Stryker ABG Modular II Stems, Yaz, and Mesothelioma. The following dangrous drugs and devices are appearing in lawyer ads and email blasts across the country.:

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Women nationwide in the thousands are filing vaginal mesh lawsuits for severe mesh complications. The vaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated and the bellwether trials are moving ahead.

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

    MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation

TransVaginal Mesh Lawsuits

These are still the same Prolene mesh which is causing severe complication, just unsder another name

Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

Still the same Prolene mesh and vaginal mesh lawyers, transvaginal mesh lawyers, and pelvic mesh lawyers are filing vaginal mesh lawsuits for all of these

Surgical Mesh Lawsuit, Bladder Sling Lawsuits

Still the same vaginal mesh lawsuit products

Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG Modular II Stems Hip Replacement

Class action Stryker lawsuit lawyers are filing lawsuit for the failed Stryker hip replacement where revision surgery is needed. We suggest you see an orthpedic doctor immediately.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is considering  forming an MDL to handle the growing number of Stryker lawsuits. Both the Rejuvenate and the ABG II hip implants were recalled in July 2012. This was done due to  reports that  the implants were  causing  complications including loosening of the joint, corrosion, and increased risk of inflammation as well as metal toxicity.  Many  victims of these  failed devices have had to undergo revision surgery to remove and replace them long before they reached the end of their expected 15-20 year lifespan. On March 18, 2013, Stryker filed a brief with the JPML, agreeing that coordination of lawsuits involving the recalled devices was appropriate.

Yaz Lawsuit

Yaz class action lawyers  are accepting Yaz cases for blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism and untimely death of young women.

As of February 12, 2013, Bayer had reached agreements, without admission of liability, to settle the claims of approximately 4,800 Yaz victims  in the U.S. for a total amount of about US$1 billion," according to the annual report.

Bayer also said that it, "is only settling claims in the U.S. for venous clot injuries (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after a case-specific analysis of medical records on a rolling basis. Such injuries are alleged by about 3,200 of the pending unsettled claimants. Bayer will continue to consider the option of settling individual lawsuits in the U.S. on a case-by-case basis.

 

Mesothelioma Lawsuit

1000's of hard working citizens are starting to show signs of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure on the job. Class action lawyers for Mesothwlioma victims and their families are here to help you.

 

 

 

Yaz Injury Lawsuit Alert, Yaz Lawyers Accepting Blood Clot Yaz Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Drug Lawsuits, Drug Warnings

The Yaz warning date has been established as July of 2012 meaning that if you or a loved one has been injured by Yaz Birth control pills you may still be able to file your Yaz lawsuit.

Class Action Lawyers For Yaz Injury are accepting Yaz lawsuits for:

  • Blood Clots
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Death

Class Action Lawyer Network Yaz lawyers are not accepting Yaz Gallbladder injury cases. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using Yaz, you need to contact our Yaz lawyers today. You need sound answers regarding your Yaz lawsuit in order to proceed properly, so contact our Yaz Lawsuit injury team today.

Yaz Injury Lawsuit Alert

There are approximately 1,100 YAZ lawsuits pending in federal court . Bayer's settlement payouts to settle Yaz and Yasmin claims who developed blood clots and other serious side effects from these birth control pills has now exceeded $1 billion. Do not be left out. File your Yaz lawsuit today.

J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Without Approval, Vaginal Mesh Lawyers filing Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits For Injured Women

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits, Transvaginal mesh

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Litigation lawsuits are being filed by the Vaginal mesh Multi District  litigation division of Class Action Lawyer Network. It appear Johnson and Johnson was selling the vaginal mesh product on it's own initiative.

J&J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant After Sales Halt Ordered
By DVoreacos and A Nussbaum – Jun 26, 2012 2:23 PM ET

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), the biggest health-care products maker, continued to sell a vaginal mesh implant for nine months after U.S. regulators told the company to stop marketing the device, according to court records.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told J&J in a letter on Aug. 24, 2007, to halt Gynecare Prolift sales until the agency decided whether the device was “substantially equivalent” to other products on the market. The FDA cited the “potential high risk for organ perforation” when surgeons insert the mesh vaginally to support weakened pelvic tissue.
Enlarge image J&J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant After FDA Ordered Sales Halted

On June 5, J&J said it will stop selling four vaginal mesh implants including the Prolift. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

“You may not market this device until you have provided adequate information” on 16 potential deficiencies and received FDA approval, the agency told New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J in the letter. “If you market the device without conforming to these requirements, you will be in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.”

The FDA cleared the device in May 2008 without ordering sanctions, after nine months of negotiations with J&J’s Ethicon unit. The company faces more than 1,400 lawsuits by women who said the mesh caused organ perforation, pain, scarring and nerve damage. Lawyers for the women said the device’s approval history could increase J&J’s cost to resolve the litigation.

J&J began selling the Prolift in 2005 without filing a new application after determining on its own that it was substantially similar to the Gynemesh, a company device already approved by the FDA, said Matthew Johnson, a J&J spokesman, in an e-mail. The device maker relied on FDA guidance for when companies must submit new applications, Johnson said.

The FDA disagreed with J&J’s interpretation and required a new application that prompted questions in the August 2007 letter, Morgan Liscinsky, an agency spokeswoman, said in an e- mail.

J&J faced no sanctions because the FDA determined that the company applied the guidance in good faith and it “promptly complied” when the agency required a new application, Liscinsky said.
Fines, Injunctions

Sanctions for selling products without approval may include fines, injunctions against a company or senior managers and the seizure of illegally marketed devices, Liscinsky said.

The August 2007 letter was “only one part of an extended dialogue with FDA in 2007-08, and it is out of context,” Johnson said in the e-mail. “Throughout this process, our actions were responsible, appropriate and consistent with FDA regulations.”

Henry G. Garrard III, a lawyer who represents women suing in federal court in Charleston, said the FDA’s failure to take additional steps to halt Prolift sales or to sanction J&J raises questions about the agency’s power to protect patients.

“Companies know the FDA has little enforcement ability and scarce resources,” Garrard, of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley PC in Athens, Georgia, said in a telephone interview.

“Every woman in America who has been implanted with these devices absolutely should be outraged,” he said. “They should be mad at the company because the company knew they could get away with it.”
‘Water Pistol’

The Prolift negotiations point out “the industry’s ability to shrug off FDA enforcement,” said Erik Gordon, a business professor at the University of Michigan, in an e-mail. “If companies can get away with selling products they aren’t supposed to sell, the FDA is a sheriff packing a water pistol.”

The U.S. Senate is to vote today on changes to the FDA’s device-review system, which has drawn scrutiny for allowing implants like vaginal mesh on the market without human testing.

The bill increases funding for reviews and the FDA’s power to order safety studies after a product is cleared. It doesn’t include powers sought by consumer groups to let the FDA require clinical trials for more implants before they reach the market. The House of Representatives approved the measure last week.
Implants Threaded

Surgeons thread mesh implants through vaginal incisions and use the devices to treat incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which weakened muscles fail to support organs. Almost 300,000 were used in U.S. women in 2010, the FDA estimated last year.

An FDA database of reported malfunctions, deaths and serious injuries shows the agency received 123 complaints about the Prolift from 2005 to May 15, 2008, when the device won clearance. The company said in a September 2007 letter to regulators that reported problems accounted for less than 0.5 percent of sales for both Gynemesh and Prolift.

An agency report in July found a fivefold jump in deaths, injuries or malfunctions tied to prolapse mesh inserted vaginally. In January, the FDA ordered J&J, Murray Hill, New Jersey-based C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) and other manufacturers to study organ damage and complications related to the products.
Sales Estimates

Manufacturers including J&J sold about $175 million worth of prolapse mesh worldwide and another $295 million for incontinence treatments in 2010, C.R. Bard executives estimated on a conference call that year. Even for top sellers of the devices, the products made up no more than 2 percent of company sales, said Michael Matson, a Mizuho Securities USA analyst in New York.

The numbers declined as lawsuits were filed, he said in a telephone interview.

“The doctors aren’t implanting them,” Matson said. “The patients don’t want them.”

On June 5, J&J said it will stop selling four vaginal mesh implants including the Prolift. The move wasn’t a recall and J&J remains confident in the safety and effectiveness of the devices, Johnson said. The company won’t withdraw the Prolift before its “planned discontinuation” of the mesh products over the next three to nine months, he said.

“Our decision to discontinue these products is based on their commercial viability in light of changing market dynamics,” he said.
Label Update

In letters to state and federal judges, the company said that it will update labeling for one device, the Gynemesh, to allow only abdominal, not vaginal, insertion.

The FDA learned of the Prolift after J&J cited it in an application to sell a related device, the Prolift+M, Liscinsky said. The agency told J&J to file for the Prolift as well, and it combined the review for both devices before the August 2007 letter.

“Due to the complexity of this procedure and potential high risk for organ perforation, bench testing is not sufficient to demonstrate device safety and efficacy,” the FDA said in the letter. Bench testing refers to laboratory testing to determine how a device will function in a person.

In the August 2007 letter, the FDA asked 16 questions about the Gynemesh and Prolift, which are made of the same nonabsorbable polymer. The Prolift kit includes pre-shaped mesh and instruments to help surgeons implant the device.
Complications

One FDA query was about a “significant number” of complications from 2004 to 2007 on the earlier device, the Gynemesh. The agency got 174 such reports, including for infection, abscess and organ perforation. Most of the cases required additional surgery.

The agency’s letter also found that labeling for the Prolift+M device was deficient because it couldn’t support claims that the mesh has “elastic properties that allow adaptation to physiological stresses.” In its response, J&J agreed to remove that claim.

Many of the documents unsealed last month include e-mails between J&J and the FDA over the wording of product labeling about the benefits and risks.

Six days before the FDA cleared the Prolift, J&J agreed in a written response to say in the label that the safety and effectiveness of the device, compared to conventional surgical repair without mesh, “have not been demonstrated in randomized controlled clinical trials.”

Rather, J&J wrote, the substantial equivalence to earlier approved devices had been demonstrated through other tests.

The federal cases are In re Ethicon Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 12-md-02327, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston).

If you have a Gynecare Vaginal mesh and are having complications call us today. We are also accepting cases for Yaz, Yasmin, Mirena IUD, NuvaRing and all drugs and devices harming women.

 

Mirena IUD Lawyers, Vaginal Mesh lawsuit Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits

Mirena IUD lawyers are reviewing cases for the Mirena IUD for a perforated uterus only. Vaginal mesh lawyers are filing lawsuits for the severe complications resulting from the Prolene vaginal mesh and bladder sling.

Women throughout the United States who received Mirena IUD for birth control are calling the Mirena IUD Helpline with serious complications. The stories we are hearing include complications of the  implanted device where it has punctured or perforated the uterus. Many of our callers tell us the Mirena IUD has migrated through the intra-abdominal cavity.  Many of the stories we hear are consistent with the following

  •     Perforation of the Uterus or nearby organs
  •     Migration of the device where it becomes embedded in the Uterus or abdominal cavity
  •     Expulsion of the IUD
  •     The need to have the IUD surgically removed and difficulty in finding the IUD

Our Mirena Silicone IUD lawyers are reviewing cases to seek justice for injured women. The lasuits will claim that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn women about the risk of Mirena perforating the Uterus and the additonal complications where the device punctures or embeds in the uterine wall. This can lead to infections, internal scarring and the need for surgery to repair the torn tissues.

In some cases, the Mirena IUD may migrate through the uterine wall, causing serious intestinal problems or other internal injuries, including  serious damage to nearby organs.

The Mirena IUD is manufactured by Bayer pharmaceuticals who has recently settled on Blood Clots from Yaz birth control pills. Mirena is a soft, flexible IUD that releases small amounts of hormone locally into your uterus. According to ther manufacturer  "It gives you birth control you can count on" However that is not taking into account the side effects we have been hearing daily.

Call now to speak to a Mirena IUD lawyer. We are also handling Yaz birth control pills lawsuits and the vaginal mesh litigations.

NuvaRing Lawyers For NuvaRing Lawsuits,

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

NuvaRing lawyers filing lawsuits for blood clots and pulmonary embolisms from NuvaRing. Women are alerted to contact a NuvaRing lawyer immediately for review of their potential NuvaRing lawsuit.

on May 30th, 2012, an Iowa woman, Kristina Marie Isaac, filed a lawsuit in New Jersey District Court (case no. 2:2012cv03240) alleging that her NuvaRing caused her an acute pulmonary embolism. NuvaRing is a popular internal birth control device, a vaginal ring placed near the cervix that was approved by the FDA in 2001. A study published on May 10th 2012 in the British Medical Journal revealed that women who used a vaginal ring had a 6.5 times higher risk for developing blood clots. NuvaRing is a dangerous birth control device causing injury.

What is NuvaRing?

NuvaRing is a ring used for birth control that is inserted in a woman’s vagina once a month, releasing a low dose of hormones to prevent pregnancy.

NuvaRing also has risk of more serious side effects.

  • stroke,
  • infarction,
  • blood clot,
  • deep vein thrombosis (DVT),
  • cerebral venous thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • death.

 The Problem with NuvaRing?                                                                                                                                                           NuvaRing releases the hormones estrogen and progesterone into the patient’s bloodstream.These hormones can cause blood clots and  pulmonary embolisms. Organon failed to provide proper and full information for women regarding these severe side effects.

NuvaRing Lawyers are filing Lawsuits for NuvaRing. If you or a daughter or wife or mother has been injured by NuvaRing contact us immediately.

 

Mirena IUD and A Perforated Uterus

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

The Mirena IUD along with the vaginal mesh, Yaz, Yasmin are devices and Drugs harming women. Mirena IUD Class Action lawyers are currently reviewing cases for a Mirena IUD Class Action, MDL Lawsuit. If you have a perforated uterus from the Mirena IUD contact us today for a case review.

Birth control drugs and devices  have been the central focus  of lawsuits. Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, NuvaRing and the related Vaginal Mesh are just some of the birth control medications, devices and related women problem devices that are causing  injuries, death and destroying lives.
The Mirena IUD is being currently reviewed by our Mirena IUD lawyers. Mirena is manufactured by Bayer ,which also manufacturers Yaz and Beyaz. It is a flexible silicone  intrauterine device that is placed into the uterus through the vagina by a physician. Mirena releases a continuous dose of the hormone levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.

The first-generation IUD Dalkon Shield was well known for its complications, including :infection, sepsis, miscarriage and even death. Ther Over 300,000 IUD  Dalkon Shield lawsuits were filed.

The problems Mirena IUD  lawyers are accepting  Mirena Silicone  IUD  cases for include puncture of the uterus or the device becoming firmly embedded in the uterus. This can cause bleeding and other serious complications. The device must have moved or gravitated, and can not be located. If you have had the device surgically removed we want to hear from you.

The vaginal mesh lawsuit trials are underway. Lawyers are beginning the depositions of key players. The clock is ticking File you vaginal mesh lawsuit now.

 

Mirena IUD Lawyers Reviewing Cases For Perforated Uterus

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits

The Mirena IUD is Manufactured by  Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Bayer has just been in the news for it's recent settlement of Yaz lawsuits for blood clots. Yaz has caused strokes, Pulmonary embolism, and heart attacks and deaths isn young women. Bayer seems to like birth control devices that harm young women and so we havew the Mirena IUD. The Mirena IUD is another device that is appearing to take it's toll on women. There are so many medical devices and Drugs that target women.

What is the Mirena silicone IUD ?

 The Mirena IUD is a long-acting, hormonal contraceptive. The IUD is inserted into the uterus to disrupt the egg and sperm. Merina also releases levonorgestrel, a progestin, which helps keep the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs. Mirena is also called the Mirena Silicone IUD.

Mirena was approved by the FDA in 2000, and use has grown in recent years amid heavy promotion of Mirena as an easy form of birth control that lasts for 5 years or longer. Bayer has been attempting to promote Mirena IUD to appeal to younger and younger women and girls, despite serious risks that are becoming apparent. Mirena IUD lawyers have been reviewing thousands of files and adverse incident reports. Women are being harmed by the Mirena IUD

Lawyers  are accepting cases for the Mirena IUD where the Mirena has caused a perforation of the uterus

 

    Uterus Perforation: Mirena has reported incidents where there has been  puncture of  the uterus or embedment in the uterine wall. Mirena IUD perforation can cause internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs and may result in the need for surgery.
    Migration:  There have been reports where the Mirena IUD  migrated through the intraabdominal cavity, potentially resulting in intestinal peforations, intestinal obstruction, absecesses or adhesions.
    Expulsion: Partial or complete expulsion of Mirena IUD has been reported.This side effect may be more common among younger women using Mirena IUD, women who have not had children or women who have the device inserted immediately after childbirth or abortion.
    Infection: As a result of infection from Mirena IUD, women could suffer serious scarring that may deminish fertility or their ability to conceive, and in severe cases infection may be life-threatening and result in death from Mirena.

Mirena IUD Lawyers are reviewing cases where the IUD has ether migrated or severed an organ. These would necessitate surgery and immediate removal of the IUD. This is a medical emergency and women should seek immediate medical attention.

Bayer Received a Strict Warning form the FDA regarding it's advertising tactics

 In December 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer over its promotions of Mirena. The FDA accused the drug manufacturer of overstating the efficacy of Mirena, presenting unsubstantiated claims, minimizing the risks of Mirena and using false and misleading presentations.

If you have complications from the Mirena IUD speak top your physician and conact our Mirena IUD legal Division to speak to a Mirena IUD lawyer.

Overview of Drugs and Medical Devices Harming Women, Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

          Discussion presented by our female medical Social Worker

Bladder Sling, Mirena IUD, Vaginal mesh, Yaz, Yasmin, Fosamax, Topomax, DePuy hip replacement recall, Actos, Breast Implants, Tylenol, avaira toric contact lenses and others are harming women.
          It is amazing to me how many dangerous drugs and medical devices are having an effect on women. The breast Implant Helpline hears from women thru-out the country regarding their horrific experiences with these mesh devices. Yet, there are so many other drugs and medical devices that are hurting women. The Mirena birth control device, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, The DePuy Hip Replacement, metal on metal hip replacements, Zimmer Duram Cup, Breast Implants, Cytotec, Topamax and others,
Mirena Birth Control device

Mirena Silicone IUD
          The Mirena Birth control device has caused amongst other side effects: Miscarriage, Risk Of Infertility, Intrauterine Pregnancy, Streptococcal Sepsis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cervix, Severe Pain, Contraceptive Perforation and other side effects.
Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or imbedment in the uterus.
Bayer actually marketed Mirena as a way women could simplify their lifestyle. One of the ways it did so was through "Mirena Parties." Working with the social networking site Mom Central, Bayer created a Mirena direct marketing program that consisted of a series of house parties hosted by members of the Mom Central community. Bayer was eventually warned against this. The stories have heard and read regarding this device are horrific.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Ectopic Pregnancy
          Evaluate women who become pregnant while using Mirena for ectopic pregnancy. Up to half of pregnancies that occur with Mirena in place are ectopic. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy in clinical trials that excluded women with risk factors for ectopic pregnancy was approximately 0.1% per year.
"Tell women who choose Mirena about the risks of ectopic pregnancy, including the loss of fertility."
     Other Adverse Effects from the use of Mirena:
     Sepsis, ovarian cyst formation, breast cancer, damage to conceived children, PID, embedment, amenorrhea, perforation of uterine wall or cervix may occur during insertion

Cytotec (Misoprostol)
        It is estimated that in about 200,000 births in one year, Cytotec was used to stimulate delivery. This is where most of the problems with this drug, including birth defects have incurred. The purpose of the drug was for the prevention of ulcers, but it has also been used in abortions. Brain damage to infants is of particular concern.\

Yaz, yasmin Birth Control Pills
         Studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. The studies reported that the risk of developing blood clots for women taking the drospirenone-containing pills may be two to three times greater than those who take other pills. Yaz is one of these drugs.

Potential Yasmin and Yaz side effects may cause:

  •  Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Blood Clots
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Liver damage
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • cervical cancer
  • severe migraines
  • Hair loss
  • Gallbladder Disease
  •  Death

List of Drugs similiar to Yaz and Yasmine
         Approved Oral Contraceptives containing Drospirenone
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Ocella Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Safyral Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg, and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
Syeda Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Yasmin Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Zarah Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Beyaz Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Gianvi Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Loryna Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Yaz Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg

Topamax
          Topiramate, the generic form of Johnson & Johnson's anti-seizure drug, Topamax, is under fire from the Food & Drug Administration for its birth defect risks, Reuters reports. The medication is prescribed to patients suffering from epilepsy, and more popularly, to consumers with chronic migraine headaches. Topiramate has recently been combined with other drugs to battle obesity and bipolar disorder. More than 4.7 million prescriptions for Topamax were filled in the United States from 2007 to 2010, bringing in approximately $600 million worldwide last year.
In March 2011, the FDA issued a warning that Topamax side effects may increase the risk of oral cleft birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, among babies born to mothers who took the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. As a result of inadequate warnings previously provided, many women were not aware they may be exposing their baby to a potential risk of Topamax birth defect.
If one looks att all the current medical devices and drugs with complications the effects on women are staggering:? A new report says women are most likely to be injured.

FOSAMAX EFFECTS WOMEN
         The .Long-Term use of Fosamax has been shown to more then double the Risk of Femur Fractures Among Older Women.
An article in an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that long-term use of Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs by older women more than doubles their chance of suffering femur fractures. This side effect is particularly disturbing in light of the fact that Fosamax and similar drugs are prescribed to strengthen the bones of women with osteoporosis.
          The article summarizes a study of Canadian women aged 68 years and older who had taken oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax for five years or more. The study found that women who had taken Fosamax and related drugs for five years or longer were 2.74 times more likely to suffer a femur fracture than women who had taken the drug for only 100 days or less. In fact, the study concluded that more than half of the femur fractures among women who had taken bisphosphonates for five years or more were attributable to their use of bisphosphonates.
         A number of Fosamax lawsuits seeking financial compensation have already been filed against Merck & Co. for injuries caused as a result of serious

TRANSVAGINAL MESH AND RELATED MESH PRODUCTS
 Manufacturers of Mesh Products Include:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ethicon TVT
  • Gynecare TVT
  • Gynemesh PS
  • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
  • Secur
  • Bard
  • Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
  • Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
  • Faslata Allograft
  • Pelvicol Tissue
  • PelviSoft Biomesh
  • Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
  • American Medical Systems or AMS
  • SPARC
  • Boston Scientific
  • Advantage Sling System
  • Obtryx Curved Single
  • Obtryx Mesh Sling
  • Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System
  • Prefyx PPS System

           Vaginal mesh implants have been used to correct uterine prolapse and incontinence but the complications are effecting women thru-out the United States, Canada and the U.K.
complications include:

  • Erosion of vaginal tissue can result from a vaginal mesh
  • Hardening of the vaginal mesh
  • Infection is a serious vaginal mesh-patch complication
  • Severe Pain and discomfort
  • Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  • Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
  • Urinary problems and more severe incontinence
  • painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal mesh erosion
  • Vaginal scarring

           The transvaginal mesh Continues to effect women and alter the lives of Women and
Recent warnings have linked various birth control drugs and devices to serious injuries and even death.

Metal On Metal Hip Replacements like the DePuy and Zimmer
          Women are reporting more problems, and a higher failure rate, with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system than men. It turns out they're also more prone to some of the serious side effects of the poorly-designed implant, including metallosis.
Statistics show individuals with a small stature, such as women may be more susceptible to failure of DePuy ASR hip implants.

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Dow Corning Breast Implants
Breast Implant Lymphoma
          In January 2011, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised that women who had received breast implants should notify their doctors of any changes in their breasts because of a possible association with a rare type of lymphoma. In breast implant patients, ALCL has occurred in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.
Symptoms of breast implant lymphoma include:

  • Pain
  • Lumps
  • Swelling

        Asymmetry that developed after their initial surgical sites were fully healed
Historically, women are more often exposed to dangerous medical products and medical negligence than men. Some medical malpractice claims, for instance, are unique to women—like obstetrical malpractice and sexual assault by health care providers. In addition, women suffer harm from gender-specific products such as breast implants, birth control pills, osteoporosis medications and birth control devices like IUDs.
In the age of prescription drugs and antidepressants, where drugs are administered over-the-counter without any major restrictions, more people are dying each year from medications than from traffic accidents. A recent L.A. Times article looked at the impact prescription drugs have upon American society, and their dangers if used in certain combinations.
In 2009, prescription drugs factored in the deaths of over 37,000 people. Less people died in motor vehicle accidents that year, which was a new phenomenon, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
           It is hoped that the new bill coming before congress will protect women from manufacturers whose products slip thru and eventually are either recalled or end up with warnings. These drugs and medical devices are hurting women.

Yaz showing signs of Blood Clots, Yaz Lawyers Filing Cases

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Class Action Lawyer Network lawyers are reviewing Yaz  cases for blood clot complications as well as stroke and pulmonary embolism.

If you or a loved one has been injured by yaz contact our Yaz Women's legal department  for a Yaz  case review. Some interesting new news on Yaz and  Blood Clots problems follows:

Yaz pulmonary embolism among side effects

The oral contraceptive Yaz and the related drug Yasmin have been associated with a number of significant adverse side effects. Researchers believe that the drugs’ active ingredient, drospirenone, is to blame.

Drospirenone is a synthetic hormone that affects the body’s chemistry. One of its unintended consequences is to increase potassium levels, sometimes high enough to cause a dangerous condition known as “hyperkalemia.” Increased potassium levels are associated with the development of Yaz blood clots and gallbladder disease.

Yaz blood clots can have life-threatening consequences throughout an individual’s body. They can cause stroke, heart attack, and Yaz pulmonary embolism. Thousands of women who have been injured by Yaz pulmonary embolism and other significant side effects have hired a Yaz lawyer and filed claims against Bayer.

A Litttle Bit of yaz History

Class Action lawyer network, Yaz blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis lawyers are reviewing and accepting cases for review on Gallbladder complications and removal due to yaz.