The number of lawsuits against Bayer HealthCare continues to rise as more women link their injuries to the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. One of the latest lawsuits was filed, Dec. 28, 2009, on behalf of a woman who allegedly suffered a stroke and other severe side effects while taking the generic form of Yasmin, Ocella.
The injured woman and her husband, Adrienne and Kenneth Cechura, filed the lawsuit against Bayer HealthCare, Berlex Laboratories and other companies, claiming that their negligence led to Adrienne’s injuries.
History Behind the Ocella Lawsuit
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff took the oral contraceptive from April 2009 to July 2009 as a form of birth control. While taking the oral contraceptive, Adrienne reportedly suffered a stroke and other ill side effects. In addition to the injuries she has already endured, the lawsuit claims she is now at an increased risk of developing other severe side effects including blood clots.
The plaintiff seeks compensation for punitive damages and losses including:
- Cost of medical care
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Mental anguish
Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella Injuries and Deaths
According to the lawsuit, Adrienne is not the only woman who has been severely injured from Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 50 reports of deaths among users of the birth control pills. Attorneys across the nation are investigating lawsuits on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered one of the following serious Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella injuries: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, pulmonary embolism and death.
For more information, or to speak with one of our Yaz lawyers about your potential case, contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates today.