HOUSTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The attorneys at Pulaski & Middleman, LLC are actively representing women affected by the adverse side effects of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin and the maker of the drugs, Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Medical malpractice lawyers are committed to protecting the legal rights of women who have been misinformed of the risks of taking these drugs. The cutoff date for filing has not yet been determined, but the current Class Action Settlement will likely close within a year or less. Since the timeframe is unclear, it is highly recommended that women take action and file their suits now.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals recently indicated which types of cases it would agree to settle as well as what the average amount would be. More than 10,000 individuals have filed a Yaz lawsuit. The formal class action lawsuit is known as Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation.
The most common lawsuits that have been filed are by women have suffered stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVP) or Pulmonary Embolism after taking Yaz. Recent studies have linked drospirenone, the chemical present in the birth control drugs, to blood clots that can cause these conditions to occur. The FDA recently released a study, which followed more than 825,000 women taking oral contraceptives and found that women taking Yaz face up to a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism.
The law office of Pulaski & Middleman, LLC urges women who have experienced these life-threatening injuries to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer and investigate your rights now. The window of time to claim your injury is small as it took Bayer Pharmaceuticals 4 years to open up the settlements.
Contact the experienced Yaz attorneys at Pulaski & Middleman, LLC today if you or a loved one has experienced the harmful effects of the birth control drug. Contact toll free at 1-800-BAD-DRUG.
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