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Category: Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs - Bisnar Chase Blog

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys represents clients in pharmaceutical litigation when they have experienced dangerous side-effects and injuries from pharmaceutical drugs that they have been prescribed. Big pharma companies have a responsibility to create drugs that not only treat an symptom or illness, but also to prevent side-effects that can injure or kill patients. Read our blog to find news about dangerous drugs that are emerging on the market today, and learn more about the cases that we take here.

Arizona Yaz Attorney

By Brian Chase on August 3, 2012 - No comments

Arizona Yaz LawyerArizona Yaz lawyers and victims recently received great news. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Yaz and Yasmin manufacturers, have resolved nearly 1900 Yaz lawsuits and have paid more than $400 million in settlements. Women across the nation have been suffering from blood clots, which in some cases have led to heart attacks and strokes. Several cases are still unresolved.

The class action attorneys at Bisnar Chase are currently offering free no obligation consultations to Arizona women who have suffered serious injuries while using Yaz. Women who have suffered adverse side effects may be eligible to obtain compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering directly related to their use of Yaz. …Read the rest »

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Missouri Yaz Lawyer

By Brian Chase on July 30, 2012 - No comments

Missouri Yaz LawyerYaz attorneys in Missouri, as well as their clients, recently received great news in regards to ongoing Yaz lawsuits. Bayer, the pharmaceutical manufacturer responsible for Yaz and Yasmin has settled an additional 1,000 Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits since April reports. The additional settlements raise the amount of the current agree Bayer settlement amounts to $300 million.

The Yaz attorneys at Bisnar Chase are currently pursuing compensation on behalf of a number of Yaz and Yasmin victims across the Country. The use of Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to serious side effects, including deep vein thrombosis, venous thromboembolism, heart attacks, as well as pulmonary embolisms. Women who have suffered serious medical conditions while taking Yasmin or Yaz are encouraged to speak with an experienced product defect lawyer to evaluate possible legal action. …Read the rest »

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Pennsylvania Yaz Attorney

By Brian Chase on July 11, 2012 - No comments

Yaz Lawyer PennsylvaniaYaz attorneys in Pennsylvania have their hands full as a number of Yaz side effect victims continue to come forward with injury claims. According to recent status reports, Bayer has come to an agreement with more than 30 law firms for more than 1400 Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, and Deep Vein Thrombosis claims related to Yaz use.

Bloomberg News has reported that Bayer faces nearly 12,000 Yaz lawsuits from 14,000 plaintiffs. Federal cases will begin pretrial proceedings in the Southern District of Illinois’ U.S. District Court. …Read the rest »

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New York Yaz Attorney

By Brian Chase on July 9, 2012 - No comments

Yaz Attorney New YorkThe Yaz lawyers at Bisnar Chase have noticed a recent increase in calls and inquiries related to the use of Yaz and Yasmin. Bisnar Chase is a nationally known law firm who have provided thousands of injury victims with top-notch legal representation, and have recovered more than 200 million dollars in compensation for victims.

Free no obligation New York Yaz lawsuit information, as well as free no obligation consultations, are currently being provided by Bisnar Chase legal professionals. …Read the rest »

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Illinois Yaz Attorney

By Brian Chase on July 6, 2012 - No comments

Yaz Lawyer IllinoisAs victims across the nation continue to come forward with claims of injuries related to their use of Yaz, the Yaz lawyers at Bisnar Chase are providing all Illinois patients who have taken medications containing Drospirenone with free Yaz lawsuit information.

Brian Chase, chief litigator at the Bisnar Chase law firm, has been assisting victims of Yaz and Yasmin since news broke that the medications may be causing harmful side effects. Mr. Chase has obtained several multimillion dollar product defect verdicts and settlements, including a 24.7 million dollar verdict in August of 2011. …Read the rest »

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Yaz Attorneys in Orange County

By Brian Chase on May 29, 2012 - No comments

The Bisnar Chase Yaz attorneys in Orange County are well aware of pharmaceutical manufacturer’s tendencies to place profits over safety. Since the beginning of widely distributed medications, companies have been abusing patients trust; we as consumers trust large companies to care about our safety, but we are too often left used and abused as casualties of profit margins. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Yaz and Yasmin, have been reminded the hard way that victims of defective medications have rights, and reimbursing victims can be a costly endeavor.

Yasmin (approved in 2001) and Yaz (2006) are oral contraceptives designed to prevent pregnancy by combining a fourth generation progestin, drospirenone, and estrogen. Both medications have been linked to mild and severe health complications and the manufacters, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in damages paid out to victims. …Read the rest »

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Prempro Attorneys in Orange County

By Brian Chase on May 29, 2012 - No comments

Prempro Attorneys Orange County New YorkFollowing a recent $4 million dollar verdict, the Bisnar Chase Prempro lawyers in Orange County have noted an increase in inquiries related to Prempro and its side effects. Although Prempro has been linked to life-threatening side effects, and a wide variety of mild ones, the attorneys at B | C believe that there are still a significant number of Prempro victims who are unaware that their conditions are a result of using Prempro. As studies continue to link serious medical conditions to Prempro use, and victims continue to come forward in alarming numbers, pharmaceutical manufacturers may begin to spend more time worrying about the safety of their products instead of their profit margins. …Read the rest »

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Yaz Attorneys in Riverside

By Brian Chase on May 11, 2012 - No comments

WARNING: IF YOU HAVE SUFFERED INJURIES WHILE TAKING YAZ IN RIVERSIDE, CALL 1-800-561-4887 FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE

Yaz Attorneys RiversideYaz attorneys in Riverside recently received great news as 500 of the 11,000+ pending Yaz lawsuits settled out of court for damages related to the use of Yaz and Yasmin. The nationwide attorneys at Bisnar and Chase currently represent victims who have suffered injuries while using these defective drugs and predict an increase in lawsuit inquiries over the upcoming months. Victims of Yasmin and Yaz side effects may be able to settle for large sums out of court without going to trial, but there will most likely be some who will have to endure a trial to obtain fair compensation for their injuries.

Manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Yaz and Yasmin utilize drospirenone which has been linked to severe health problems. Prior to the release of condemning medical studies, Yaz was the nation’s #1 selling birth control. …Read the rest »

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Massive Birth Control Recall

By Brian Chase on September 23, 2011 - 1 comment

Are You at Risk?

Like most pharmaceuticals they have hard to pronounce names: Lo/Ovral, generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol. They all are designed to do one thing: stop pregnancy.

Last Tuesday, Pfizer, the manufacturer of all these contraceptive medications announced the recall of one million packets of birth control pills because there was some packaging error that rendered them useless as contraceptives. As can be imagined, confusion, panic and pregnancies are widely predicted. Hot on the heels of that has come a new term: “wrongful pregnancy”. These cases could amount to medical malpractice. It is one of the largest such recalls in history.

First Things First

The drug company issued the order after finding that some packages had too many active tablets, while others had too few.

First things first: Make sure you are actually taking the oral contraceptive that’s been recalled: Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and generic norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets.

The affected packets have expiration dates between July 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

Still not sure? Call your pharmacist. He or she can help you ascertain whether your pill pack is affected.

Pfizer has recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. That’s one million doses. It was discovered that the pills were packed “wrongly.” The error showed that some packets had too many active tablets and some had less than the desired number. The use of packets with the wrong number of active tablets can lead to women becoming unwittingly pregnant. If you have been taking these defective pharmaceuticals and have an unwanted pregnancy, then it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible.

To its credit, Pfizer went out right away to address consumers directly through public media. It cautioned women to use alternate contraceptive methods because they were at greater risk of becoming pregnant.

Despite the quick address and a candid public announcement, the harm was already done. The pills had been sold and consumed. The question now is: Has anyone gotten pregnant because of an inadequate dose of the active contraceptive ingredient in the faulty packet?. And if anyone did, is there interest in pursuing a wrongful pregnancy charge? Additionally, what are the list of charges that can be brought against Pfizer and how much can be demanded in damages.

There is precedence: Similar cases have allowed people to sue for things like unwanted pregnancies after botched vasectomies in men. In the past, there has even been a case in which a woman successfully sued a pharmacist for a pregnancy that resulted from errors in filling the woman’s birth control prescriptions. A class action lawsuit could be in the making.

Consider: The cost of raising a child to age 18 in the US has been calculated to be $226,920. This does not even begin to address personal time, effort and sacrifice on the part of the mother.

Pfizer claimed that the ‘defective’ birth control pills posed “no health threat to women,” but people would not call an unplanned pregnancy a mere health threat, but a lot more than that. “It is truly a life changing situation.”, stated a very concerned John Bisnar, principle at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

If you are currently on birth control pills, please check below from the FDA to see if your birth control pills are subject to the recall:

NDC

Product

Lot

Expiration

Configuration/Count

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15678

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15679

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15686

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15687

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15690

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15698

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15700

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E80434

07/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E80438

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F36908

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F36909

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F43915

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F43926

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F43927

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15677

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15704

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15706

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E80440

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F16388

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F16390

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F22132

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F31330

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F36911

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F36913

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43924

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43925

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43934

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F53238

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

Half of the packets were from 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and the other half were 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. These recalled birth control pills were packaged in blister packs containing 21 active tablets and seven inactive tablets. They were manufactured by Pfizer and then sold under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. The recalled birth control pills were distributed to retail pharmacies, warehouses, and clinics around the United States.

It has been recommended that women must determine if they have the recalled birth control pills and then ensure they are not pregnant if signs or symptoms of pregnancy are showing. Women who have taken these recalled birth control pills should also contact their health care provider immediately and switch to a non-hormonal form of contraception. They also need to return the defective product to the pharmacy.

Do not assume that just because your pill brand has been recalled that you are pregnant. Don’t jump to conclusions and assume you need Plan B or the morning after pill, which works to prevent pregnancy within the window of 72 hours. You may not need it, so talk to your doctor.

It is recommended that you call your ob-gyn at once to make an appointment. Amongst other questions, your doctor will want to know your pill history, when your last period was and how you’re feeling.

If your doctor can’t see you right away for an exam, make an appointment and head to the drugstore to buy a pregnancy test.

If your result is negative, your doctor will likely tell you to come in for an exam and advise you to use condoms or another form of non-hormonal birth control until you start a new pack of prescribed pills.

If your pregnancy test comes back positive, it’s extra important that you make an appointment right away. But this time, you need to come to us – the personal injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

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Death Toll Increases to 190 among those who Take Birth Control Pills Yaz and Yasmin

By Brian Chase on April 20, 2011 - No comments

yaz lawsuit

According to a recent report on Bnet, about 190 women have died after taking Bayer’s popular contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin. The Swiss media says that Bayer is facing a shareholder motion at the end of this month condemning its marketing of these two contraceptive pill brands. The vote, although unlikely to pass, will put the pharmaceutical giant’s increasing problems especially with regard to contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin in the spotlight.

Lawsuits Proliferating

As of February 2011, Bayer faced 6,950 lawsuits in the United States stemming from these two brands of contraceptive pills. The lawsuits allege that these defective products create potentially deadly blood clots and gall bladder damage. So far it had not been known how many women actually died from taking Yaz and Yasmin. But, a German language report on Swiss television last year claimed that a search of the Food and Drug Administration’s adverse event database found 140 fatalities associated with Yasmin and 50 fatalities linked to Yaz, which is the newer brand. …Read the rest »

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