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Another Yaz Birth Control Victim

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From Business Wire:

NEW YORK — Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announced that Mae Walker today filed a personal injury lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for severe and lasting injuries caused by Bayer’s birth control drug Yaz. Walker’s complaint charges that Yaz is a dangerous prescription drug sold without adequate warnings about the risk of serious injuries.

Walker, age 30, of Belpre, Ohio, works 40 hours a week at McDonald’s and is the mother of three young children. Approximately one year after she started taking Yaz, Walker was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (“DVT”), more commonly known as a blood clot, in her left leg. If left untreated, blood clots in the leg can break off and result in life-threatening conditions. Walker was hospitalized for three days, where she received anti-coagulation medication to reduce the swelling in her leg and treat the blood clot.

“Yaz has had a devastating impact on my health and family,” Walker stated. “My work requires me to stand on my feet all day. I still experience leg swelling and cannot lift heavy items. I have to be extremely careful not to ever cut myself due to the blood-thinning medication I am taking, which I have been told I must likely take the rest of my life.”

The complaint charges that Walker would never have developed DVT, been hospitalized, or forced to undergo numerous medical tests and procedures, had Bayer properly warned patients of the dangers of using Yaz.

“The FDA’s adverse event database for Yaz and Yasmin reveal a very high number of serious adverse events associated with these drugs, including strokes, heart attacks, blood clot formation, gallbladder and kidney disease, and sometimes death,” commented attorney Fleishman. “Bayer failed to warn doctors and consumers that Yaz and Yasmin are actually more dangerous than previous generations of oral contraception pills.”

The complaint was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, where Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is located.

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**Also, anyone who has been adversely affected due to taking these prescription drugs, like Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella, should get in touch with Helen Zukin. Ms. Zukin recently retained a client, a young woman, who unfortunately suffered from a stroke, after only taking Ocella (generic version of Yaz) for a month.