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Illlinois MDL alleging Yaz side effects gets five more plaintiffs

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In a new Yaz lawsuit filing, five plaintiffs will join the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for their birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, and the generic form of the drug, Ocella. For the Southern District of Illinois, the MDL is located in the U.S. District Court. On December 11, 2012, plaintiffs Crystal Elias, Monica Mack, Angela Thorton, Shanda Thomas, and Casey Maguire filed for compensation for the side effects from the birth control medication. These side effects included deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The plaintiffs are seeking damages, punitive and exemplary damages, compensatory damages, and reimbursement for their legal fees.

MDL consolidates complaints against Bayer

The MDL against Bayer consolidates complaints nationwide of women who supposedly suffered from side effects of the medication ranging from blood clots, PE, DVT, and other problems. The main ingredient in Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella is the newly developed fourth generation progestin drospirenone. This lawsuit claims breach of express and implied warranties, negligence, failure to adequately test, nonconformance with representations, inadequate warning, design defect, and defective manufacturing from the five participating plaintiffs.

Lawsuit qualifies for federal court

All of the plaintiffs are United States residents, but come from different states. They proclaim that they were prescribed and took Yaz and/or Yasmin and suffered from Yaz side effects including PE, stroke, gallbladder problems, and blood clots, along with others, all from using the pill.

Because each alleges an amount in controversy over $75,000 and the plaintiffs are not residents of Delaware or Pennsylvania, Bayer's main place of business, the lawsuit qualifies for federal court.

Injuries suffered by plaintiffs due to Yaz/Yasmin

  • Crystal Elias – Ovarian cysts and gallbladder removal surgery
  • Monica Mack – Blood clots
  • Angela Thornton – Blood Clot
  • Shanda Thomas – Blood clots and a stroke
  • Casey Maguire – PE

If you have been the victim of defective medical devices, contact an Illinois attorney for assistance on your lawsuit. Newland and Newland attorneys can help you today across Illinois.

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