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If you or a relative has suffered injuries as a result of taking fourth generation birth control pills such as Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, you may be able to recover damages such as lost wages, medical bills and more. When considering whether to file a Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella lawsuit, it’s important to keep two things in mind: 1) who will represent you, and 2) when you must take action.

Yaz / Yasmin Injury Lawyers & Statutes of Limitation

Who will represent your best interests? Yaz, Yasmin and Ocellaare manufactured by wealthy and powerful international pharmaceuticals companies who have teams of experienced attorneys representing their financial interests. If you’ve been injured, make sure that you have the best and most experienced legal representation available to represent your best interests. An experienced Yaz attorney will have detailed information about side effects, FDA warnings to Bayer and particularized knowledge in how to handle the procedural aspects of your individual case.

Upwards of 10,000 Yaz injury lawsuitshave been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals (the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin) and Barr Pharmaceuticals (the manufacturer of Ocella) alleging that the drug makers, among other things:

  • failed to adequately research the products before placing them on the market
  • filed to warn women about the serious risk of injury or death
  • fraudulently concealing the risk of injury or death
  • misrepresented the safety of the drugs in comparison to other firms of birth control available

Your Yaz attorney will also know the best place to bring a lawsuit and who should be named as defendants in the case. For example, you might sue a drug manufacturer, a physician, a clinic, a drug distributor, or a testing laboratory. A qualified Yaz attorney will be able to evaluate your case and identify the correct defendants. Even if you’re able to settle your case without going to court, you’ll still benefit from the negotiation skills of an experienced attorney.

When do you need to act?In order to seek the compensation you deserve, you must file a claim within a certain amount of time. This time period, called the “statute of limitations,” varies from state to state, but requires you to act or lose your right to file. So, if you are considering legal action, contact a Yasmin attorney as soon as possible to make sure that your claim can be filed before the statute of limitations runs out.

It’s no secret that litigation involving pharmaceutical companies can be difficult. It is a very specialized area of law, so hire an experienced Yaz / Yasmin attorney to make sure that your interests are protected. If you or a family member has sustained a injury and need help finding a specialist in this kind of litigation, post your case to our Case Evaluation Form for a free, no obligation evaluation by an experienced drug litigation attorney.