The Driscoll Firm Files Lawsuit Claiming Women’s Deaths Were Caused by Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill

June 6, 2013

Lawsuit filed by The Driscoll Firm, P.C., claims that Bayer misrepresented the risks and benefits of taking the oral contraceptives.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Attorneys John J. Driscoll and Jeffrey H. Schultz of the nationally recognized drug injury law firm, The Driscoll Firm, P.C., have filed a new lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, alleging its Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills caused the deaths of two women.

The lawsuit, filed May 8 in St. Clair County (Illinois) Circuit Court, alleges that Bayer misrepresented the benefits and risks of Yaz / Yasmin, which are oral contraceptives made with the ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone synthetic hormones. (Case No. 13-L-247)

Survivors of the women — one family from Illinois, and the other from Idaho — allege in the complaint that Yaz and/or Yasmin caused the women to suffer “cardiothrombotic injury,” or a blood clot in the heart, which caused their deaths.

The Yaz / Yasmin lawsuit asks for $600,000 plus attorney´s fees, costs and other relief the court deems just, for each family.

Despite evidence of blood clot risks linked to Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer used “deceptive and misleading advertising” to urge young women to use these birth control products — switching, in many cases, from products that presented a safer alternative, according to the lawsuit.

Among other claims, the lawsuit alleges that Bayer should be held liable for:

  •     Defective design in the manufacture of Yaz and Yasmin
  •     Intentionally and negligently inflicting emotional distress by distributing an unsafe product
  •     Making material representations about Yaz and Yasmin that were false
  •     Failing to adequately warn of the risks from using Yaz / Yasmin
  •     Misprepresenting the risks of using Yaz / Yasmin
  •     Failing to use reasonable care in testing and inspecting Yaz and Yasmin.

Driscoll said women or the families of women who have suffered heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or related injuries after taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella should contact an experienced drug injury lawyer as soon as possible to learn about their legal rights and options.

About The Driscoll Firm, P.C.

The Driscoll Firm, P.C., is dedicated to fighting for the rights of people and families injured by the wrongful acts of individuals and companies. The firm is currently investigating national injury claims involving product liability, defective drugs, dangerous medical devices, medical malpractice, car accidents, premises liability, spinal cord injuries, birth injuries, Cerebral Palsy, brain injuries, Erb’s palsy and other circumstances that have caused serious injury or death. The Driscoll Firm, P.C., is based at 211 N. Broadway, 40th Floor, St. Louis, MO, 63102, and serves clients nationwide. To learn more, call (800) 305-9800 or use the firm´s online contact form. All initial consultations are free and confidential.

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