Georgia Yaz / Yasmin Lawyers
The popular oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to blood clots and other serious side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack, stroke, or other severe adverse reactions you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Georgia Yaz and Yasmin lawyers today!
At the Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia law offices of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC, our product liability attorneys are currently investigating personal injury and wrongful death claims involving Yaz, Yasmin, and other potentially dangerous drugs containing drospirenone.
What is drospirenone? Drospirenone is a synthetic steroid used as a hormonal contraceptive under an array of brands: Yaz, Yasmin, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq. All of these drugs combine drospirenone with estrogen. Drospirenone drugs are also used to treat acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Yaz & Yasmin Side Effects
According to a October 2011 study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), women taking contraceptive pills containing drospirenone have a six- to seven-fold risk of developing a blood clot compared to other contraceptives that have been on the market for years.
Yaz and Yasmin are manufactured and distributed by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. On the market since 2001, many studies have linked these drugs to side effects including heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and renal failure; many of these life threatening.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has chastised Bayer for the way they have marketed the drug. Bayer’s TV ads were misleading; “[they] over-promise the benefits and minimize the risk associated with Yaz.” Later, the FDA updated the labels on these drugs acknowledging the potential risk for blood clots, and stress they should not be taken before or after surgery.
Our Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia Yaz and Yasmin lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits involving serious side effects. To discuss your claim with our attorneys, contact the law office of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC, today.
Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits
Yaz and Yasmin have been cited in over 1,000 lawsuits across the country. The claims argue that Bayer:
- Failed to adequately warn its consumers and the medical community at large about the drugs’ potential side effects.
- Failed to adequately test and research Yaz and Yasmin before placing it on the market.
- Failed to issue a drug recall after it became apparent that these drugs are potentially dangerous.
- Aware of these dangers, they continued an aggressive marketing campaign, even encouraging misuse.
At our Atlanta and Columbus law offices, our experienced Yaz and Yasmin lawyers can help you file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your suffering. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses (including hospital, surgical, and ambulance bills)
- Rehabilitation costs (expenses tied to your recovery)
- Lost income (wages lost as a result of your illness or injury)
- Diminished earning capacity (the reduction of your ability to earn future income)
- Pain and suffering (distress – both physical and mental)
If you contact our Georgia Yaz and Yasmin lawyers for a free consultation, please bring any of the following information:
- Prescription records
- Medical records
- Diagnosis records of any Yaz or Yasmin side effects
- Insurance claim forms
- Correspondence with your doctor
- Correspondence with your insurance company
- Any bills/records of costs you have incurred
To speak with a trial-tested product liability attorney, contact Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC, today. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t win – by verdict or settlement – we don’t get paid.
Why Choose PMKM&N?
Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC, is one of the few law firms in the country with the experience, resources, and trial skills needed to successfully handle complex cases involving pharmaceutical liability. Backed by years of experience, work with medical experts, and verdicts won for numerous victims, our Atlanta attorneys offer top quality representation to victims of dangerous or defective pharmaceutical drugs. Our lawyers have handled claims involving Actonel, Actos, Avandia, antidepressants, Boniva, Fosamax, Paxil, Pradaxa, Topamax, and Zoloft.
Our Georgia attorneys focus intensively on just a small number of cases each year. The firm emphasizes novel and innovative litigation practices to obtain quality results as rapidly as possible.
We built our practice on the high-quality relationships we maintain with our clients. Our lawyers take the time to understand each client’s unique set of circumstances, background, needs, and goals, and we look out for their best interests throughout the legal proceedings. We communicate regularly about each aspect of the case, letting our clients know what to expect and what we are doing on their behalf.
Contact Our Yaz and Yasmin Attorneys
An experienced Yaz and Yasmin lawyer can help you file a lawsuit and recover the compensation to which you are entitled. At Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC, our attorneys have extensive experience with dangerous drug cases.
If you contact our Yaz attorneys for a free consultation, please bring the following information:
- Prescription and medical records
- Diagnosis of any Yaz or Yasmin side effects
- Insurance claim forms and any correspondence with your insurance company
- Correspondence with your doctor
- Any bills or records of costs you have incurred
Our legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. To speak with a courtroom-seasoned Yaz and Yasmin attorney – one familiar with its side effects and capable of helping you obtain fair compensation – contact our Georgia lawyers today and schedule a free consultation.
Disclaimer: All use of the Yaz and Yasmin marks are for informational and product identification purposes only. This post should not be taken as either medical or legal advice, but instead should act as a resource in providing general information that may be useful to the general public. Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC is not affiliated with the drug manufacturer Bayer or its distributors.