Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) Legal Options
Many otherwise healthy women have suffered serious and life-threatening injuries from taking Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) birth control pills. They have reported dangerous blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, gallbladder problems and other problems linked to Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella use. Many of these victims have filed Yaz lawsuits against Bayer HealthCare to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Bayer has already paid more than $400 million to settle approximately 1,800 of these lawsuits, according to Bloomberg. It has been reported that the company increased to $600 million the amount of money it is holding in reserve to pay future lawsuits.
Damages claimed in these Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) injury lawsuits include:
- Medical bills
- Hospital expenses
- Cost of prescriptions required in the future (perhaps lifetime)
- Increased risk for future clotting
- Pain and suffering
- High-risk pregnancies in the future
- Loss of income
- Long-term and permanent disability
- Life Care plan
- Wrongful death damages.
People who suffer these types of losses – as well as family members who suffer the death or injury of a loved one – are entitled to compensation. The Driscoll Firm, LLC, can help get it for you. The Driscoll Firm is investigating national injury claims related to the side effects from Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) and working on behalf of those who have been harmed. If you or a loved one has suffered from blood clots, a pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), stroke or heart attack, you have a legal right to compensation.
Call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 today to speak to an experienced injury attorney about your case.
Thousands of Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) Lawsuits Are Being Filed
Lawsuits alleging injuries from Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) and its related birth control medication Yasmin were among the most common personal injury cases filed in the U.S. in 2011, according to the non-profit Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella were named in 8,354 lawsuits in 2011. This earned them the dubious distinction of being named by the ISMP as the second-worst drug in the country.
Studies have shown that the marketing for Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) birth control pills was misleading and dangerous. Women were harmed after relying on that marketing. Independent research has established that Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) carries a higher risk of blood clotting than other birth control pills.
In the U.S., drug companies must make sure that the products they offer consumers are safe, or else they must provide adequate warning of the risks. If a company fails to do so and a consumer is injured or killed, the company can be held legally and financially responsible.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has resolved thousands of injury cases against pharmaceutical companies like Bayer. The firm serves clients nationwide and in Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City.
Laws regarding dangerous products – including dangerous drugs – differ from state to state, but across the nation the philosophy is the same: companies who market and sell products that are faulty or defective must provide compensation for the damages caused.
No Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) Class Action Lawsuit
Sometimes when a product causes widespread harm to numerous plaintiffs, a class action lawsuit is initiated. John J. Driscoll has served as lead counsel and co-counsel in various class actions against different companies over the years.
Many Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) victims have questioned whether there is a Yaz class action lawsuit or a class action lawsuit against Bayer. The answer is “no.” To date, there is no Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) class action lawsuit. That means lawsuits are being brought on an individual basis.
A federal Multi-District Litigation court in Illinois set up to handle individual Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) lawsuits has reported more than 10,000 cases have been filed. The formal case is known as Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100).
Contact A Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) Litigation Lawyer Today
Although Bayer has already paid more than $400 million to settle Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) injury lawsuits, it is not too late to obtain compensation if you have taken Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella as prescribed and suffered blood clots, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or some other injury that has negatively impacted your life.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, is presently investigating national Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) injury claims and accepting new Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) injury cases. The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has represented clients injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices for more than a decade. The firm represents only plaintiffs – when you are represented by The Driscoll Firm, LLC, you know your lawyer is on your side. Call today 314-932-3232 to learn more about your Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) legal rights and options.
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