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What’s with all the Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits? Learn the Legal Basis for many of these Claims

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You probably heard about the wave of lawsuits being filed against the drug manufacturer Bayer due to their birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin.  You may be wondering why so many claims have been filed and if these prescription drugs are really all that dangerous.

Here's what many young women have to say: Yaz and Yasmin are dangerous drugs and caused severe, adverse side effects.

Here's just a sampling of the side effects young women have reported after using Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic alternative Ocella: gallstones, stroke, blood clots, symptoms of depression, a breast lump, sudden numbness, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance, chest pain, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, and sweating.

You may say, "Most prescription drugs have side effects, so why are Yaz and Yasmin being pursued so aggressively?" The reason is because a vast majority of these side effects were never mentioned by Bayer when advertising Yaz and Yasmin. In fact, Bayer's dubious and misleading advertisements are a point at issue in these lawsuits.

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, injury, lawyer, prescription, medication, birth controlYaz and Yasmin were touted as the "next generation" of birth control pills capable of controlling PMS, PMDD, and even acne. These ads were false, plain and simple. In fact, the FDA cited Bayer and demanded they pay over $20 million to run corrective ads.

But this isn't the worst part. It's the long-term, life altering side effects these dangerous drugs inflict on young women. A teenage girl who develops blood clots and gallstones will require long-term treatment and potential surgery. Their lives could be changed forever. This is the primary motivation for our law firm to pursue legal action. Women are having their lives detrimentally affected for no good reason. It's wrong and justice needs to be served.

Here are the basic legal tenets of most lawsuits filed against Bayer:

  • Falsely marketing Yaz and Yasmin as safe and effective for use in the prevention of pregnancy
  • Failing to exercise due care when advertising and promoting Yaz and Yasmin
  • Failing to properly warn consumers of unreasonable, dangerous, and potentially life-threatening side effects
  • Failing to conduct adequate pre-clinical testing and post-marketing studies to determine the safety and side effects of these birth control pills
  • Failing to use ordinary care in designing, testing and manufacturing Yaz and Yasmin

We've written a special, in-depth report on Yaz and Yasmin. If you've taken these dangerous birth control pills, I urge you to read it and give our law firm a call at 1-800-752-0042 for a free, confidential consultation.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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