Drug Liability Attorneys in New York City
Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella are contraceptive birth control pills that release progestin and estrogen into a woman's bloodstream. Yasmin, Yaz, and Beyaz are Bayer products. Ocella is the generic version of Yasmin and is a Barr Pharmaceutical product. But for many women who have used these products, the result was severe cardiovascular and gallbladder complications. For some, death has occurred.
The first Yaz case, set to start in January 2012, was suddenly postponed by the supervising judge and the parties so that serious settlement discussion could be held. This would involve all pending cases and claims. The judge appointed a special master to try to work out a comprehensive settlement plan.
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, our New York Yasmin lawyers help people who have been harmed by or lost loved ones due to the use of Yasmin, Yaz, Beyaz and Ocella. We are equipped to help you pursue monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other economic damages.
We are proud to represent many women in both federal and state court cases. Our senior partner, Paul Rheingold, manages this litigation along with a dedicated staff. Litigation is consolidated before the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, NJ. Our firm is handling two bellwether cases in the Yaz litigation, one involving the death of a 25 year old woman due to a massive pulmonary embolism and another involving a gallbladder removal.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with a knowledgeable New York pharmaceutical litigation lawyer.
The Dangers of Yasmin, Yaz, Beyaz and Ocella
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, we have been serving the legal needs of people throughout New York and across the nation for over 30 years. We handle a wide range of complex cases involving drug and medical device liability, including Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella lawsuits.
We allege that the risks of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella were not adequately communicated to users, and that the product exposed women to heightened risk of:
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
- DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
- Gallbladder Complications
Drospirenone, a main active ingredient in Yasmin, Yaz, Beyaz and Ocella, was the focus of two studies recently published in the British Journal of Medicine. Those studies found that women who took birth-control pills containing drospirenone had a 2 to 3 times greater chance of developing blood clots compared to women who took birth-control pills that did not contain dorspirenone. The European Medicines Agency has already mandated that product labels in Europe be updated to include this new information. The FDA is currently conducting its own study to confirm drospirenone's risk. Drospirenone comes in many different name brands around the world. The following is a list of the names it can go under:
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Our attorneys are experienced litigators with a long track record of success, winning settlements and jury awards for our clients. We will work closely with you to determine the full extent of the harm that NuvaRing has caused you, in terms of both present-day and future monetary damages. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and help you explore your legal options.
Contact Us for a Case Evaluation
Have you or someone close to you suffered from the use of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, or Ocella? Please contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York drug liability attorney. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.
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