Yasmin, YAZ, and Ocella lawsuits are defective drug cases in which women injured as a result of taking these contraceptives seek compensation for their injuries and losses from Bayer Pharmaceuticals (the maker of Yaz and Yasmin) or from Teva Pharmaceuticals (the maker of Ocella).
Yasmin, YAZ, and Ocella are birth control pills that are up to 99 percent effective when used as directed (specifically, this medication should be taken within two hours before or after the same time daily). Yasmin, YAZ, and Ocella can be prescribed for the treatment of moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (“PMDD”), a severe, potentially debilitating form of premenstrual syndrome (“PMS”). However, these birth control pills are not FDA approved for the treatment of PMS.
Basis of Yasmin Lawsuits: Yasmin Side Effects
Despite being effective forms of contraception, Yasmin, YAZ, and Ocella may cause a range of serious, potentially life-threatening, side effects which include:
- blood clots
- heart attack
- pulmonary embolism (a condition in which blood clots make their way to the lungs, impede breathing and threaten fatality if not treated immediately)
- severe liver bleeding and/or liver malignancies
Women who are older than 35 and/or smoke have the highest risk of developing the serious side effects listed above. Those with a history of blood clots, high blood pressure and/or liver or kidney problems should not take Yasmin, YAZ, or Ocella.
If you are taking Yasmin, YAZ, or Ocella and develop any of the above side effects, immediately seek emergency medical care. If you or anyone you know has sought medical attention as a result of taking Yasmin, YAZ, or Ocella, please attend a complimentary, no obligations, initial consultation with the experienced attorneys at Chaffin Luhana LLP.
Starting an Ocella Lawsuit
Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana have extensive experience in handling, litigating, and securing settlements from Yasmin, YAZ, and Ocella lawsuits. Mr. Chaffin has successfully represented dozens of plaintiffs in mass tort cases, Ms. Luhana is one of only two women judicially appointed (by Judge Herndon of the Southern District of Ilinois) to the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the In re Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation.
At Chaffin Luhana we welcome women who believe they have been harmed by using Yasmin, YAZ, or Ocella to attend a free consultation and learn more about their legal rights. The legal experts at Chaffin Luhana will provide a thorough evaluation of your case free of charge. For those who have a legal claim and choose the superior legal services of Chaffin Luhana LLP, we will work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get through the legal process as efficiently and successfully as possible. YAZ Class Action Lawsuit While the esteemed lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP do not handle YAZ class action lawsuits, they do have extensive experience litigating mass torts, civil actions in which many individuals claim they have been injured similarly due to the action(s) taken by the defendant. If you or a loved one have used Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella and suffered from any side effect including blood clots, Gallbladder Disease, stroke, and/or heart attack you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.