How Do I Know If I Have a Yaz Case?
Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) birth control pills have been found to increase the risk of blood clots among their users. Blood clots can have deadly consequences. Yaz users and/or the families of Yaz users who have died are currently filing and settling lawsuits against Yaz manufacturer Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
Drug manufacturers have a duty to put products on the market that are safe and effective when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the manufacturer fails to meet this duty, those who have suffered a drug injury have a right to pursue a product liability claim based on either the manufacturer’s negligence or strict liability. A patient who has been injured would file a personal injury lawsuit. If a patient dies, their immediate family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits allow injured parties to recover money for medical expenses and other losses, including the pain and suffering they have endured. Punitive damages can also be assessed to punish reckless drug manufacturing practices.
Assessing a Yaz Claim
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several independent medical studies have found that oral contraceptives made with the synthetic hormone drospirenone increase the risk of blood clots in their users. Blood clots can cause several potentially deadly medical conditions, including pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), heart attack and stroke.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals manufactures and markets drospirenone-containing birth control pills under several names, including generic versions of the drug. The names include:
If you or a loved one has taken any of these Bayer contraceptives and suffered serious side effects, you should discuss your case with a product liability attorney experienced with birth control injury cases. If a family member of yours has died because of any of these conditions, and you find that they used Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or a generic equivalent, you should speak immediately to a drug injury lawyer who handles birth control injury cases.
Most personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the injury or death. This makes it important to contact legal help as soon as possible.
An experienced drug injury lawyer who takes on your Yaz lawsuit case can gather prescriptions and other medical records and consult with the legal firm’s medical experts and the patient and/or patient’s family members to develop a case.
Many drug injury cases are settled through negotiations. In fact, Bayer has reportedly set aside funds to settle Yaz / Yasmin / Ocella lawsuits that it anticipates being filed.
When negotiations cannot settle a drug injury lawsuit, the case proceeds to trial. That is when having a medical product liability attorney with a track record of success on your side is important.
Contact a Yaz Lawsuit Lawyer Today
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has a record of helping clients injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices. John J. Driscoll represents only plaintiffs. He focuses on complex product liability cases, consumer class actions and personal injury litigation.
If you or a loved one has taken Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella as prescribed and suffered blood clots, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, it is important for you to contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, today at 877-812-4524 or through our online form to learn about your legal rights and options. Yaz lawsuits are currently being filed and settled. You may be eligible for compensation. We can provide a free and confidential initial consultation.