As the number of cases involved in a class action lawsuit against Bayer for the pharmaceutical company’s prescription birth control medications Yaz and Yasmin grows, the complexity of cases is rising as well. A Michigan woman recently became the first prescription Yaz user in the Great Lakes State to file a Yaz Lawsuit against Bayer over dangerous Yaz Side Effects. In this case, the woman alleges that Yaz was responsible for her needing her gallbladder removed, as well as resulting blood clots that will require regular medication for the rest of her life.
What makes this woman’s case unique is that Michigan has a law in place that protects drug makers from liability when the drug in question has already received FDA approval. The woman’s lawyers filed the case on the grounds that the damages caused by Yaz and Bayer’s behavior supersede the state law. The Michigan case is one of already hundreds of cases in the class action against Bayer that some legal experts have predicted to surpass 25,000 eventual claims. This case will be added to the multidistrict litigation for Yaz cases that has been allocated to the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis.
The Michigan woman, Asia Moore, was first prescribed Yaz for contraceptive use in 2007. She claims that over the past two years, regular use of the drug and its main ingredient drospirenone caused her to develop blood clots and Yaz-related Gallbladder Disease, both of which are documented serious side effects associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and the generic Ocella. Additional serious Yaz Side Effects include heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (also known as serious blood clotting), and pulmonary embolism. There is also an associated chance of sudden death.
Gallbladder disease occurs when gallstones are formed in the gallbladder, a non-vital organ in the liver that assists with digestion and bile storage. Gallbladder disease is typically not fatal, but it can cause serious difficulties with digestion, as well as considerable and regular pain. Women are already twice as likely to develop gallbladder disease as men.
Yaz causes the body to produce a greater amount of estrogen, which can possibly lead to a rise in the body’s cholesterol level. Gallstones are the product of increased cholesterol, and gallstone attacks are comparable to a damn bursting within the body. After the first gallstone attack, the body is susceptible to one after another because of the blockage to the bile ducts. Attacks can last as long as five hours, and are centralized in the abdomen.
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious side effect or symptoms of side effects related to Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic Ocella, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with prescription medication recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.