Yaz / Yasmin

Yaz / Yasmin

There is no other firm in the country that has helped more women receive fair compensation for injuries stemming from the use of Yaz, Yasmin and other Drosperinone-containing oral contraceptives. Our shareholders have led this litigation since 2009. Michael S. Burg was appointed to lead the national efforts by the federal judge overseeing the Yaz® litigation. Seth A. Katz has served as Chair of the Discovery Committee. Additionally, Janet G. Abaray has served as a Co-Chair of the Science Committee.

We have fought this fight since day one and have the combination of powerful resources and expertise to give you the greatest chance to receive a successful outcome.

To date, we have helped over 1,000 women receive compensation for the injuries they have suffered as a result of taking Yaz®. We continue to represent and help hundreds of others receive compensation.

No. We pay for all of the costs such as obtaining your medical records, filing fees, and expert reviews, if necessary. We receive reimbursement for these costs and a fee for our work if, and only if, Bayer pays your claim. If there is no recovery for you, then you owe us nothing.

Generally, injuries involving blood clots, such as pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, are compensable. However, your claim must be supported by medical and prescription records. Once we have your signed medical authorizations, we can usually obtain these records quickly.

While it is impossible to predict how long litigation will take, for women asserting VTE (Venous Thromboembolic Event) claims as a result of the use of Yaz / Yasmin, the typical case is currently taking 8-10 months to complete the process. It can be either shorter or longer, but the process is streamlined and efficient.

Yes. The majority of women have recovered well from their injuries. However, if you suffered a blood clot and received medical treatment, then for some period of time you suffered from pain, disability, and discomfort. You are also at a higher risk for future clots and high risk pregnancies. Your injuries should not be minimized.

Yaz® is different from other birth control pills because it contains a different type of chemical that Bayer created called Drospirenone. Birth control pills containing this new chemical include Yasmin®, Yaz®, Ocella®, Gianvi®, Beyaz®, and Safyral®. If you used any of these products and had a blood clot, we can help you.

Women have received differing amounts of compensation. Ultimately, the value of your case will depend on the specific facts including your injuries, your medical condition, and the legal issues. If you have a claim, it is well worth your time to assert your rights.

We believe the time for filing a claim is short. We advise you to act now, without delay. Most injured women have already asserted claims. It is not too late. However, if you are indecisive and do not act quickly to pursue your claim, you risk losing the opportunity to receive just compensation.

In most cases, we can advise you if you have a valid claim within 45 days from the date we receive your paperwork. We are very experienced in this process.



26 BURG SIMPSON ATTORNEYS FEATURED IN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

 March 20, 2015

26 BURG SIMPSON ATTORNEYS FEATURED IN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

DENVER, COLORADO – Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys are featured in the 2015 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers® magazine. Shareholder David P. Hersh has been named a Colorado Top 10 Lawyer and shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith has been named among Colorado’s Top 50 Women Lawyers. Further, shareholders Michael… Read more »

BURG SIMPSON LAUNCHES CONSUMER CLASS ACTION AS A RESULT OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC IN CERTAIN CALIFORNIA WINES

 March 19, 2015

BURG SIMPSON LAUNCHES CONSUMER CLASS ACTION AS A RESULT OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC IN CERTAIN CALIFORNIA WINES

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC has filed an important consumer class action in Los Angeles, California alleging that 83 different types of wine produced in California contain levels of inorganic arsenic that significantly exceed the level found to be acceptable by California, in some instances over five times the safe threshold. CBS News… Read more »

BURG SIMPSON’S DIANE VAKSDAL SMITH TO SERVE AS VOLUNTEER JUDGE AT COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

 March 18, 2015

BURG SIMPSON’S DIANE VAKSDAL SMITH TO SERVE AS VOLUNTEER JUDGE AT COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

DENVER, COLORADO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to support the Colorado High School Mock Trial Tournament. For the nineteenth consecutive year, shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith will be volunteering her time to act as a presiding judge at the tournament finals, which takes place March 20 – 21 at the El… Read more »

MICHAEL BURG WINS WIEDEMANN & WYSOCKI AWARD

 August 28, 2014

MICHAEL BURG WINS WIEDEMANN & WYSOCKI AWARD

Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that founding shareholder Michael S. Burg has been named a recipient of American Association for Justice (AAJ) Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, awarded to lawyers for going above and beyond in their commitment to the principles of the civil justice system and supporting the AAJ in its mission. Mr. Burg… Read more »

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 May 1, 2015

MYLAN RECALLS INJECTABLE PRODUCTS

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Mylan recalled injectable products due to the presence of a particulate matter. The nationwide recall involves hospital and user level products. A visible foreign particulate matter was observed during retention sample testing. Injectable products affected by the recall include Gemcitabine, Carboplatin, Methotrexate and Cytarabine injection. These injectable products came… Read more »

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 April 28, 2015

HOSPIRA RECALLS INJECTIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE IRON OXIDE CONTAMINATION

Pharmaceutical company Hospira, Inc. announced April 24 it was recalling one lot of its injection products: Preservative-Free Bupivacaine HCl Injection with a USP of 0.5 percent. The recall came after the company received one complaint of visible orange and black particles free floating and embedded in a single-dose vial of the product. The particles were identified… Read more »

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 March 9, 2015

FDA: TESTOSTERONE THERAPY IS NOT APPROVED TO TREAT LOW TESTOSTERONE IN AGING MEN

On March 3, 2015, the FDA announced that it will require manufacturers of testosterone drugs to change their labels to notify patients and doctors that testosterone has not been tested or approved to treat low testosterone levels due to aging. Read the FDA’s March 3, 2015 Safety Announcement. Testosterone has Not Been Tested to Treat… Read more »

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 March 6, 2015

FDA SAFETY ADVISORY: TESTOSTERONE DRUGS MAY INCREASE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE

On March 3, 2015, the FDA announced that it will require manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapy products to update the drugs’ labeling to warn doctors and patients of a possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke associated with testosterone use. Read the FDA’s March 3, 2015 Safety Announcement. Prior to making this announcement, the… Read more »

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 May 14, 2015

Depakote / Depakene (Valproic Acid) Can Have Life-Changing Side Effects

Mood-stabilizer and anti-epileptic and migraine medicines Depakote and Depakene (Valproic Acid) can affect cognitive development (lower IQ) and cause neuro-developmental delays (like autism) in children exposed to these medications while in utero. If your child was affected, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information, contact Burg Simpson lawyer Janet Abaray at 888-895-2080. See more… Read more »

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 May 14, 2015

What makes Yaz more dangerous than other birth control pills?

Yaz/Yasmin contain a chemical called drospirenone. Studies have shown that pills which contain drospirenone increase the risk of blood clots compared to other pills on the market.

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 May 14, 2015

What are some side effects of Yaz?

Adverse effects of Yaz and Yasmin include blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

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