Side effects and injuries associated with Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are serious and potentially life-altering. According to one report dated April 2011, more than 190 American women have died as a result of complications from Yaz & Yasmin. Many of the victims are women in their late teens, 20’s or 30’s, with no or few health problems. Because drug side effects are vastly under reported, the actual number of deaths is likely much higher. The birth control injury lawyers at Estey Bomberger are currently representing victims of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella nationwide.
Serious Side Effects
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required the makers of Yaz and Yasmin to add label warnings and issue warning letters to medical professionals in the past indicating that the drug may cause severe, adverse side effects. Anyone who has suffered serious side effects like heart attack, stroke or a blood clot may be entitled to compensation in a lawsuit. Despite being one of the leading oral contraceptives on the market, side effects reported with use of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella include:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots in lungs (pulmonary embolism)
- Blood clots in legs (DVT)
- Kidney failure,
- Gallbladder disease
- Liver tumors.
If you have suffered serious health complications or the death of a loved one, with the help of one of our experienced attorneys, you may be able to recover substantial compensation against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and possibly other entities or individuals. Damages may include expenses related to medical care and treatment, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other related costs. Bayer is already facing more than 7,000 lawsuits alleging that Bayer failed to adequately and properly researches their medications or warn women about the possible side effects of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills.
Your Time To File a Lawsuit is Limited
Every state in the U.S. has a statutory time period, called a Statute of Limitations, which governs the amount of time a person has to file a claim. The time limit typically begins when the adverse effect happens, but in certain instances, the time period may not start until the injured person discovers, or should have discovered, that the birth control pill caused their injury. The statutory time limit varies from state to state. To ensure your legal rights are protected, it is recommended to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney needs time to thoroughly research and prepare your case before filing a lawsuit.
Free Consultation & No Fees Unless We Win
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while taking Yaz, Yasmine or Ocella, contact Estey Bomberger today for a free and confidential consultation. Our team of attorneys brings more than 100 years of trial experience to your case. We have the resources to hire the best experts, and the knowledge to build up your case for maximum recovery. Unlike other firms that only settle cases, we have tried and won cases against medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical giants. For your convenience, our staff is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to answer your questions. Under our contingency fee arrangement, there are no up-front fees. We are only paid for our services when we recover compensation with you.