Birth Control Lawsuits

Which birth control pills are dangerous?

The most dangerous birth control pills have been found to be the Yaz/Yasmin/Beyaz/Ocella/Gianvi family of drugs. These pills, all progestin-based combinations, have been linked to serious blood complications, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots and heart attack. Originally designed as a contraceptive method of birth control, these pills were also advertised and prescribed to women for the off-label use for treating PMS, PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and other symptoms associated with PMS, including the treatment of minor to moderate acne.

Manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals claims that the medication is safe, but independent studies and reports of complications continue to point to the fact that it is linked to serious complications and even death.

What are the harmful side effects of birth control pills?

FDA studies have found that women who used Yaz were nearly twice as likely to experience dangerous blood clot conditions and complications as those who used other forms of oral birth control. Yaz side effects include pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.

Do I have a case against the drug manufacturers?

If you or a loved one experienced a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke or even death after taking birth control, you may have a claim against the drug manufacturer.

What kinds of birth control lawsuits are being filed?

Several warnings were released regarding off-label usage of the drug from June 2003 to March 2009, including alerts about adverse events, even death. These communications stated that television ads regarding the drug were misleading and overstated the efficacy of the product.

Birth Control Drug Lawsuits

Claims are being filed against Bayer for a range of grievances, including:

  • An overstatement of use in marketing
  • A failure to adequately warn patients about the potential side effects
  • A failure to conduct sufficient research to investigate the side effects and potential harm
  • An overstatement of use in marketing
  • A failure to pull the drug from the market after Bayer was aware of potentially fatal side effects

At Lee Murphy Law Firm, we have the experience as well as the legal and financial resources to stand against large drug companies and fight to achieve justice for you and your family. We cannot reverse the harm the drugs have caused you, but we can help to make it right. These lawsuits can be lengthy and drawn out. You can be assured that we will stand by your side from start to finish.

To learn more about how we can advocate on your behalf, please contact our law firm today at 713-275-6990 or toll free at 800-215-8385.

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