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Wrongful Death from Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® Side Effects

The side effects of Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® can lead to injuries, or worse, sudden death. At our St. Louis law firm, our lawyers handle wrongful death lawsuits as part of litigation over injuries and illnesses caused by these birth control medications. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., in St. Louis, Missouri, has many years of experience handling wrongful death claims arising from a variety of causes, including defective drugs.

Consolidated Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® Side Effects Lawsuits

Wrongful death claims related to these birth control pills are part of a nationwide Yaz® and Yasmin® side effects lawsuit. Pre-litigation discovery and motions have been consolidated in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis. This centralization, known as multidistrict litigation (MDL), allows cases to move forward more efficiently by streamlining the issues common to all of the claims. This is true of the cases arising from sudden death as well as those related to other side effects of the drugs. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., is located less than one hour from this court. We are well-placed to handle these nationwide Yaz® and Yasmin® side effects lawsuits. We anticipate that Ocella® cases may be consolidated into an MDL in the near future.

Causes of Death in Cases Arising from Use of Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella®

All of the side effects attributed to these birth control medications may also lead to sudden death. The hormones used in the drugs can lead to an increased risk of blood clots that can lead to pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These can be fatal events, whatever the cause.

Blood clots can also lead to strokes, which can be fatal. They can cause immediate death or may result in serious brain injury and/or coma.

Heart attacks caused by clots that block the flow of blood to the heart can be fatal, despite improvements in the immediate treatment of myocardial infarction.

Contact an Attorney about Sudden Death after Using Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella®

To discuss the side effects lawsuits now consolidated in East St. Louis, Illinois, contact The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., if a loved one died after taking one of these birth control medications. Our lawyers can evaluate your case and advise you about your potential claim and possible damages in a free initial consultation.

The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. does not intend, by this web site or otherwise, to provide medical advice to or dissuade anyone from taking medication without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® make it the right choice for them.

Please note that no lawsuit will be filed by The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. against your physician or health care provider for claims related to Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella®.

Trademark Notice: “Yaz”, “Yasmin” and “Ocella” are registered trademarks.

The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. is in no way affiliated with the Bayer Group or Barr Pharmaceutical, Inc.

The use of this mark is solely for informational and product identification purposes.

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