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Swiss Health Insurer Makes Claim Against Bayer for Side Effects of Yasmin Pill

In the wake of significant controversy over Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, Switzerland’s largest health insurer, CSS, is supporting a young woman in her claim against Bayer over the German drug company’s oral contraceptive, Yasmin. Drug safety authorities in France recently announced their decision to stop reimbursing prescription costs of newer-generation birth control pills like Yasmin, and Bayer itself is facing more than 12,000 claims involving its Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives in the United States. With the latest decision of CSS in Switzerland, global action is finally being taken against Bayer for its potentially dangerous medications. If you took Yaz or Yasmin pills and you have since experienced a serious side effect like stroke or the development of blood clots, contact our experienced attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today.


On January 9, CSS announced that it supported its client in her claim and would be acting as a joint plaintiff in the case against Bayer. The Swiss health insurer is demanding payment from Bayer to cover medical costs related to a pulmonary embolism the young woman suffered a few weeks after being prescribed Yasmin, which left her severely disabled. The cost of medical treatment has amounted to approximately $648,600, according to reports. A spokesperson for Bayer said the company could not comment on pending lawsuits, but added that Yasmin had a positive risk-benefit profile based on extensive scientific data. On the other hand, Bayer has so far agreed to pay a combined $750 million to settle 3,490 claims in the United States filed on behalf of patients who suffered blood clots and other adverse medical events after taking Yaz or Yasmin.


In light of the risk of serious side effects associated with Yaz and Yasmin use, drug regulators in the United States have added increased warnings to the drug labels, indicating that they may raise the risk of blood clots. If you have developed a blood clot or suffered a major complication like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), stroke, or pulmonary embolism that you believe to be related to Yaz or Yasmin, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. You may have grounds to join growing litigation against Bayer, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills and other losses. No pharmaceutical drug should put patients at unnecessary risk for potentially life-threatening side effects. With the help of our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, you can seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries, and protect yourself and your family from further harm.