The Bisnar Chase Yaz attorneys in Orange County are well aware of pharmaceutical manufacturer’s tendencies to place profits over safety. Since the beginning of widely distributed medications, companies have been abusing patients trust; we as consumers trust large companies to care about our safety, but we are too often left used and abused as casualties of profit margins. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Yaz and Yasmin, have been reminded the hard way that victims of defective medications have rights, and reimbursing victims can be a costly endeavor.
Yasmin (approved in 2001) and Yaz (2006) are oral contraceptives designed to prevent pregnancy by combining a fourth generation progestin, drospirenone, and estrogen. Both medications have been linked to mild and severe health complications and the manufacters, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in damages paid out to victims.
Florida Victims Want Justice
At one point, Yaz was the #1 selling oral contraceptive in the nation, but safety warnings and increased awareness have resulted in a steady decrease in sales. In December of 2011, an advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration voted that Yaz and Yasmin manufacturers needed to strengthen their warning labels to include the drugs association with blood clots and other health complications. Unfortunately, those who had already suffered injuries as a result of using Yaz and Yasmin were unable to benefit from the increased awareness, but it is likely that several people were spared serious injuries as a result of these new warnings.
Patients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin have a right to be compensated for their injuries. Manufacturers have a responsibility to provide a reasonable level of safety for their consumers and many would agree that Bayer manufacturers failed to hold up their end of the deal. As of today, hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out to Yaz victims and over 11,000 lawsuits are still pending.
Yaz Side Effects
If you or a loved one have suffered from any of the following side effects while taking Yaz or Yasmin, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced OC Yaz lawyer as soon as possible.
- Blood Clots
- Heart Attack
- Gall Bladder Disease
Orange County Yaz Lawyers
Victims of Yaz and Yasmin have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation for their injuries. If you are looking for more information, contact a Bisnar Chase Orange County Yaz lawyer today for a free professional case evaluation with no obligation. Call 1-800-561-4887 to reach an experienced B | C legal professional immediately.