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Guerry R. Thornton Files Yaz Birth Control Lawsuit Against Bayer
Brandon v. Bayer Healthcare, Inc. et al., CV 11302-DRH

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, legal claims.
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Guerry R. Thornton Files Yaz Birth Control Lawsuit Against Bayer
By: Guerry R. Thornton, Jr.
Atlanta, GA, Copyright, 2010.

Guerry R. Thornton, a lawyer in Atlanta, has filed suit for Tammy Brandon, a Georgia resident, to recover for injuries she sustained from Yaz, a birth control pill produced by Bayer.

     Yaz is an oral contraceptive approved by the FDA in 2006. It combines estrogen and progestin. Yaz is the only birth control pill that contains drospirenone, a progestin component, which can increase potassium and result in blood clotting. Yaz has been linked to gallbladder damage, heart attacks, strokes and death. See, In re: Yasmin & Yaz Products Litigation, MDL No. 2100.

     "The basis for our suit is that Bayer failed to warn of known dangers, failed to protect the safety of Yaz users and manufactured a hazardous drug with design defects", says Thornton, who has represented claimants in other healthcare cases, such as the $2.5 billion Dalkon Shield IUD, Phen-Fen, and Vioxx. "We filed in the national case because many claimants can join together and share resources to fight, and hopefully prevail, against a major, multinational corporation", says Thornton, who can be found on the web at www.netlaw.net

     The Brandon case cites authoritative reports which conclude that Yaz increases the risk of blood clotting when compared to other birth control pills. A study published in The British Medical Journal (2009, 330:2921) concluded that "oral contraceptives with drospirenone were associated with a significantly higher risk of venous thrombosis" than other oral contraceptives". Despite evidence of the hazards, Thornton claims that Bayer underestimated the dangers of using Yaz to "earn hundreds of millions of dollars, leaving many women at risk of suffering life disabling injuries".

     The Yaz litigation against Bayer includes users of Yasmin and is part of multi-district proceedings in the Southern District of Illinois. A management committee has been assigned to handle pre-trial discovery. The case is before U. S. District Judge David R. Herndon. To date, over 1,100 Yaz cases have been filed against Bayer. The first case may be ready for trial in the Spring of 2011.


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GUERRY R. THORNTON, Attorney in Atlanta; 404-933-0298; www.netlaw.net

Author: Mass Tort Litigation, Matthew-Bender (1987, 1989); "Handling Mass Tort Claims", National Law Journal (Jan. 9, 1989)

 

Atlanta Botanical Gardens Bridge Collapse
Legal Consequences & Remedies

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The Atlanta Botanical Gardens Bridge Collapse
By: Guerry R. Thornton, Jr.
Atlanta, GA, Copyright, 2008.

The modern industrial complex has spawned a field of law known as "complex litigation", or multiple claims related to one incident. The rapid growth of mass tort work-place safety began with asbestos cases and an entire body of law controls the handling of multi-party cases. This legacy has had a profound impact on employee rights and safety.

     A stark reminder of workplace hazards is evident in the Botanical Gardens Bridge collapse in Atlanta on December 19th. At this time, one worker is dead and around 18 were injured, many in serious condition. This horrific disaster is not only a tragedy for those involved, but could have significant legal and safety consequences for years to come. This is the second disaster with death and multiple injuries in Georgia this year. In January, an explosion at the Savannah Sugar Refinery killed and injured many workers. The Refinery litigation is proceeding, and new safety rules may be enacted. Likewise, the bridge tragedy may result in years of litigation and improvements in bridge design and worker standards.

     Investigators were immediately called to the scene to investigate the collapse. It is to early to speculate as to the cause, but what is known is this: a suspension bridge with vertical supports was being built in the tree top canopy near the Botanical Gardens; concrete was being poured into the structure; during the setting of the concrete, it collapsed and plunged workers forty-five to the ground.

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Savannah Sugar Refinery Disaster

Savannah Sugar Refinery Disaster
Legal Consequences & Remedies

BY: Guerry R. Thornton, Jr., Member, Georgia Bar (Atlanta)

Author: Mass Tort Litigation, National Law Journal (1/9/89); Counsel in numerous mass tort cases, including Dalkon Shield, Peachtree 25th Fire Disaster, Golden Dolphin Explosion, and Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire; author worked on the Thiokol case as a clerk to the U. S. District Court, Savannah Division.

www.netlaw.net Tel: 404 933 0298 Fax: 404 237 4148


The modern industrial complex has spawned a field of law known as “mass tort litigation”, or multiple claims related to one incident. The rapid growth of work-place safety began with asbestos cases against Johns-Manville. This legacy has had a profound impact on employee rights.

A stark reminder of industrial hazards is evident in the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion near Savannah. This horrific disaster is not only a tragedy for those involved, but will have enormous legal and safety consequences for years to come. This is the second mass disaster in this Georgia coastal region. In 1971, a chemical explosion at the Thiokol plant in Woodbine killed 34 workers and injured 150. The Thiokol disaster resulted in a wave of litigation, ending in new laws favoring worker safety and millions in compensation. Likewise, the Savannah explosion will result in years of litigation, substantial compensation for injuries and death, and improvements in employee safety standards.

For more information about the disaster please proceed to the following page for more information regarding legal consultation concerning claims and litigation issues.


Savannah Sugar Refinery Disaster
Claims Against the U.S.; Commercial Losses & Toxic Torts

By: Guerry R. Thornton, Jr., Attorney, Atlanta, GA
Contact: www.netlaw.net Tel: 404 933 0298

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Hurricane Katrina - The Legal Saga Begins
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Hurricane Katrina - The Legal Saga Begins
By: Guerry R. Thornton, Jr.
Atlanta, GA, Copyright, 2005.


Katrina - Legal Claims
Public Policy vs. Private Compensation
A Plea for Emergency Action Similar to the 9/11 Tragedy
By: Guerry R. Thornton, Jr.
Atlanta, GA, Copyright, 2005.


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