Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals over Yaz and Yasmin – its fourth-generation oral contraceptives. However, more and more lawsuits are now being filed against manufacturers of generic Yaz and Yasmin, alleging that users suffered serious side effects or have died.
Gianvi & Ocella Are Really Yaz & Yasmin In A Generic Form
Teva Pharmaceuticals manufactures Gianvi and Ocella – which are simply generic versions of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s Yaz and Yasmin. All four of these drugs contain ethinyl estradiol (EE) and progestin drospirenone (DRSP) – chemicals which have been found to double the risk of blood clots and lead to other life-threatening conditions such as DVT, pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease and more.
Generic Yaz Use Results In Fatal Pulmonary Embolism
A widower recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals and others after his wife died of a pulmonary embolism – a blockage of the lung’s main arteries or one of its branches – after she took the generic version of the contraceptive Yaz (Gianvi) for a very short time.
The Yaz wrongful death lawsuit alleges that manufacturers of fourth-generation oral contraceptives such as Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi and others knew about the drug’s life-threatening risks but failed to adequately warn doctors, patients and healthcare providers of the risks. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages, economic losses, medical costs and, sadly, funeral costs.
Why Did Manufacturers Fail To Warn?
That’s a question the above widower – as well as the thousands of others who have been injured or who have died from taking these drugs – would like answered. Many have filed lawsuits seeking answers. It is clear that anyone who has been injured may be entitled to compensation. Contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation so that you can make an informed decision about whether filing a Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Gianvi injury lawsuit makes sense for you.