Last week an Ohio woman, Mae Walker, filed a lawsuit against the maker of the popular birth-control pill Yaz. She joins hundreds of women across the county claiming that the company – Bayer – failed to warn about the serious, and possibly life-threatening side effects of taking Yaz.
Walker’s suit alleges that she developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her left leg after taking Yaz for about a year. DVT is especially dangerous because of the potential for pulmonary embolism – a life-threatening condition where the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lung. Fortunately for Walker, she was hospitalized and given anti-clotting medication to help prevent this serious complication.
Lawsuits concerning Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella – are gaining momentum all over the United States. At issue – Bayer’s duty to warn women about the potential side effects of taking this popular contraception. These consequences include an increased risk of death, blood clots, strokes, kidney failure, and even sudden death.
Many perfectly healthy women such as Mae Walker, have developed serious side effects after taking these birth control pills. It is unknown how many women in New Mexico alone have taken Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic equivalent, Ocella.
Along with the claim of inadequate warnings, many lawsuits also include allegations of improper advertising and marketing by Bayer. Yasmin was aggressively marketed as being better than other oral contraceptives for acne, weight control, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
As New Mexico personal injury attorneys familiar with the effects of dangerous drugs, such as Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, we urge you to contact your physician if you or
someone you love has been taking one of these prescriptions and has developed symptoms such as fever, leg swelling, chest pain, lightheadedness, or shortness of breath.