Our firm represents patients injured and families of loved ones who suffered dangerous side effects and/or died while taking Yaz birth control or Yasmin oral contraceptives.
The serious reported adverse effects of Yaz include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, strokes, heart attacks, kidney problems and gall bladder damage. In certain cases, women have died suddenly.
Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin, touted the birth control advantages of the drugs in television advertisements.
The law in most states provides several personal injury claims for persons who have been seriously injured by prescription drugs with dangerous, undisclosed side effects.
Damages sought against manufacturers of an allegedly dangerous prescription drug typically include:
- Physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
- Medical expenses associated with the allegedly defective product; and
- Loss of earnings and/or earning capacity
In the case of death, surviving family members may bring a wrongful death action against the drug manufacturer.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury or a loved one died after being prescribed Yasmin or Yaz, you may be entitled to damages.