In September 2009, the FDA criticized Bayer Pharmaceuticals for failing to warn women of the serious side effects associated with birth control pills Yaz & Yasmine. Unlike other birth control pills, Yaz & Yasmine containe drospirenone, which is associated with a significantly higher risk of blood clots than other oral contraceptives that do not contain drospirenone. More than 100 deaths are linked to Yaz & Yasmine, along with thousands of life-changing injuries.

Thousands of lawsuits filed against Bayer and the manufacturer of Ocella allege negligence for failing to properly test the birth control before placing it on the market, failing to warn the medical community of potential hazards, and failing to disclose serious side effects and risks.

If you took Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella and suffered a serious injury such as a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, you may be entitled to compensation. Damages obtained in a Yaz lawsuit may include compensation for medical bills, future medical care, lost earnings and wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Because your time to file a lawsuit is very limited, you should not wait to contact a lawyer. Estey Bomberger attorneys offer a free, no obligation consultation to review your potential case. All inquiries are confidential.