A 22-year-old Florida woman is among the most recent plaintiffs to join the multidistrict litigation against Bayer Pharmaceuticals arising from their Yaz/Yasmin birth control pharmaceuticals. The woman alleges that she suffered life threatening side effects, including bilateral pulmonary embolisms, after taking Yaz/Yasmin birth control pills from 2005 through 2009. In addition, she claims that she has an increased risk of future complications including stroke, blood clots, heart attack, and/or sudden death as a result of taking the drug.
Like many other Yaz/Yasmin claimants, the Florida woman alleges that the drug manufacturer, Bayer, ignored the link between Yaz/Yasmin and serious side effects such as blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. Further, the lawsuit alleges that despite these dangers, Bayer failed to adequately warn users of the potential adverse side effects of the birth control pills.
Lawsuits filed on behalf of Yaz plaintiffs seek compensation for medical bills and lost earnings as well as punitive damages. Bayer Pharmaceuticals has already settled the claims of thousands of plaintiffs who filed lawsuits alleging blood clot-related injuries. However, at this time more than 3,500 cases are still pending. The multidistrict litigation, where the cases are consolidated, is venued in the United States District Court of Illinois for East St. Louis.
For more information about these dangerous drugs, contact the Ohio Yaz attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List.
Source: Injury Lawyer News, “Yaz Plaintiffs Seek Millions in Settlement,” Elise Kramer, February 3, 2013.