Merck, the manufacturer of the NuvaRing hormonal contraceptive, is defending itself from over 1,000 plaintiffs who allege that their device is to blame for diagnoses of stroke, blood clot, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. More »

The FDA recently considered whether or not to keep Yaz and Yasmin type birth control pills on the market. While the panel ultimately decided that the drugs should stay on the market, it was later reported that four of those panel members who voted in favor of keeping the contraceptives on the market (in a 15-11 vote) had financial ties to manufacturer, Bayer. More »

The Food and Drug Administration recently voted to strengthen the warning labels for Yaz and Yasmin. This came after the birth control medications narrowly won a vote by the FDA on whether or not to allow the drugs to stay on market at all. This is just the latest in a longstanding debate over the safety of the drugs’ primary ingredient, drospirenone. More »

Hundreds of Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been filed across the United States. Most of these lawsuits have been filed in federal courts, and recently those lawsuits have been centralized in the Yaz Multi-District Litigation. More »

Ms. A. J. De Bartolomeo, a partner with Girard Gibbs LLP, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the prosecution of the Yasmin and Yaz Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. More »

Girard Gibbs’ client, Susan, and co-counsel, Mike Danko, were featured by Sacramento’s CBS 13 and CW 31 news, discussing the Yaz lawsuits and the potentially life-threatening side effects of this birth control pill. More »

Los Angeles’ CBS 2 and KCAL 9 featured Yaz Lawyer A. J. De Bartolomeo and one of her Yasmin clients, Alyssa, in a news story discussing the potentially life-threatening side effects of Yaz. More »

Hundreds of women suffering from serious side effects after taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have filed Yasmin lawsuits. Recently these federal lawsuits were coordinated before a single federal court and judge in Illinois. More »

Many California women have suffered side effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills and have decided to file a lawsuit their California state court. Yaz lawsuits have been filed in several different counties in California, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Bernadino, and Orange County. More »