Yaz and Yasmin Recall To Be Urged at Bayer Shareholder Meeting

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted April 19, 2011


A number of women who have suffered an injury caused by side effects of Yaz and Yasmin birth control are expected to call for Bayer to issue a Yaz recall and Yasmin recall at an upcoming shareholder’s meeting, as the popular birth control pills may be responsible for the death of more than 190 women in the United States.

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Bayer holds its annual shareholder meeting on April 29 in Cologne, Germany. About 4,000 shareholders are expected to participate in the meeting and vote on the future of the company.

According to the group Coalition against Bayer Dangers (CBG), based in Germany, several women will speak out at the meeting about the dangers posed by health problems from Yaz and Yasmin, which will include countermotions by CBG to rein in what it considers to be irresponsible corporate activity by Bayer.

CBG claims that the FDA has logged at least 190 reports of Yaz and Yasmin deaths in the United States that were reportedly linked to the use of the two popular birth control pills. However, that number is likely only a fraction of the actual number of deaths from Yasmin and Yaz, as it is widely acknowledged that only about 1% to 10% of all adverse events associated with the use of medications are ever reported.

The group points out that Bayer’s line of drosperinone-based oral contraceptives, including Yaz and Yasmin, have been found to carry an 80% increased risk of thrombosis events than older birth control pills by some studies. They are calling for a recall of Yaz, Yasmin and all other birth control products made by Bayer that contain drosperinone.

Thousands of women throughout the United States have filed a Yaz lawsuit or Yasmin lawsuit against Bayer, alleging that the drug maker failed to adequately research the risks associated with the medication or warn women that they may be exposed to an increased risk of serious and potentially fatal side effects when using the birth control pills. Lawsuits also allege that Bayer engaged in deceptive and misleading advertisements that were directed to consumers and the medical community.


The Yaz and Yasmin lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent women throughout the United States who are pursuing a lawsuit over an injury or death that may have been prevented if Bayer had recalled Yaz and Yasmin or provided adequate warnings. Potential Yaz and Yasmin recall lawsuits are being reviewed for women who have suffered an injury or death as a result of a:

To review claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation with our Yasmin and Yaz attorneys.

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