Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein put out a press release on a Yaz lawsuit last month involving a 33-year-old woman who brought a state court claim in New Jersey.
Plaintiffs’ Yaz lawyers allege in the lawsuit that Yaz is a dangerous prescription drug sold without appropriate warnings about the risk of serious injuries. Here, Plaintiff’s lawsuit claims that Bayer improperly advertised and over-promoted Yaz for treating acne while knowing that the risks of using Yaz for this purpose outweighed any benefits Yaz could bring. Obviously, there are other drugs on the market that would seem to have a more favorable safety profile than Yaz.
The press release quotes the Plaintiff bringing the Yaz lawsuit:
Several months later, I developed sharp pains in my left shoulder and had difficulty breathing,” Atkinson continued. “I went to my doctor for an examination. Testing revealed multiple blood clots in both lungs. I was hospitalized immediately. Fortunately, the treatments eliminated the blood clots, but only one month later I was diagnosed with gallstones. I then had to undergo gall bladder surgery in January 2009. I have suffered months of anxiety and nausea related to these medical procedures and drugs given to treat the adverse side effects I developed from taking Yaz.”
Accordingly, the Plaintiff’s lawsuit alleges that she never would have “developed blood clots, been hospitalized, or forced to undergo numerous medical tests, procedures, and gall bladder surgery” if Bayer had presented honestly the risk associated with using Yaz as an acne medication.
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