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Update on Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Alleging Blood-Clotting Side Effects: Resource4thePeople Reports Number of Consolidated Cases Climbs to Nearly 10,000
Date:7/11/2013

some of the allegations contained in Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits that are being filed in the United States,” said Resource4thePeople.

“The fallout from the Canadian report is that we have received a significant increase in the number of inquiries from consumers in the United States who are seeking information about the possibility of seeking compensation in connection with their allegations.”

Health Canada is the Canadian equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which, on April 10, 2012, issued a Health Warning informing consumers and physicians about possible Yaz and Yasmin blood clotting side effects.***

"The Health Canada report comes shortly after a Canadian judge certified**** a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of women who are making allegations that Yaz and Yasmin can cause life-threatening blood clots," said Resource4thePeople.

"In the meantime there has been similar litigation***** ongoing in the United States in which Bayer Pharmaceuticals is defending itself in a multidistrict litigation that now includes thousands of plaintiffs, according to the court docket."

Resource4thePeople said it will continue to provide U.S. and Canadian consumers with timely updates about the progress of this litigation.

"This has now become an international litigation involving claims that women have died or suffered life-threatening side effects from the use of these contraceptives," said Resource4thePeople.

In the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posting it was reported that "While Bayer has already paid more than $1 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits in the U.S., the drug company tells CBC News it stands by its products."

The CBC also reported in its posting that "According to the documents obtained from Health Canada, between 2007 and February 2013, doctors and pharmacists have reported 600 adverse reactions and 23 deaths where Yaz or Yasmin were
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