Illinois personal injury lawyers have filed product liability lawsuits involving the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Yasmin is sold under the Ocella and Zarah brands. Yaz is sold under the Gianvi brand name. Bayer Corporation, previously known as Berlex Laboratories, Inc. and Berlex, Inc., manufactures these birth control pills. These products liability lawsuits alleging injuries to women taking birth control are consolidated in the Southern District of Illinois . The Illinois personal injury lawyers' pleadings allege a number of serious injuries, including a greater risk of death, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolysm, (PE) deep vein thrombosis, (DVT), and gallbladder disease. Unlike other birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin are combined oral birth control pills that contain the chemicals ethinyl estradiol and droperinone.
My partner, who is both a chemical engineer and a trial lawyer, and I have studied reports of the injury these pills may cause. Drospirenone, or drsp, negatively effects the body's own balance between salt and water, thereby increasing potassium levels. This condition is commonly known as hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia often leads to potentially life-threatening health issues, namely serious heart problems. Yasmin and Yaz may endanger otherwise healthy young women to a risk of major and even fatal injuries.
For the plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys to recover damages for their injured clients they will have to prove that the Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills caused these injuries. Having litigated other federal cases involving complex scientific issues, I foresee that the cases will be won or lost on the strength of victims' lawyer's expert testimony. The plaintiff's expert should produce an expert report under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Experienced products liability lawyers would likely have their experts support their conclusion that Yaz and Yasmine caused these injuries using both a statistical correlation analysis as well as a direct theory of causation. They must defend their experts' opinions at depositions and trial from the manufacturer's cross examination.
According to lawsuits filed by victims' product liability lawyers, Yasmin and Yaz side effects could increase the risks of:
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
If you or someone you know, have taken Yaz or Yasmine, please contact our firm for a free initial consultation.