3 Elements of a Birth Control Injury Lawsuit
The birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are particularly dangerous medications that have been linked to a variety of life-threatening conditions. In particular, these drugs have been shown to cause heart complications, stroke, liver cancer, and the formation of blood clots. If a person develops these health issues after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, she may want to consider pursuing legal action for compensation.
There are three main components of a birth control injury lawsuit that you must prove in order to secure financial compensation for your pain and suffering. To learn more about how we can help you prove your case if you have been injured because of these drugs, contact a knowledgeable Yasmin lawyer of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.
#1: Proof of a Defendant’s Duty
When a person files a claim, they become a claimant. The party they are filing against is known as the defendant. In the earliest steps of a case, the claimant needs to prove that the defendant had a duty to uphold and subsequently breached that duty. In the case of a Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella injury, this duty can be cited as an obligation to provide drugs that do not cause dangerous side effects. A lack of warning may also be cited as a violation of a duty to consumer safety.
#2: Proof of an Injury
In every drug injury case, the claimant needs to have sustained an injury. For Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, these injuries can include devastating side effects such as the development of blood clots, heart arrhythmias, and stroke.
#3: Proof of Cause
It’s important for claimants in injury cases to prove that the injury is directly linked to the negligent product created by the defendant. If a claimant can prove this, they may receive financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma.
If you have suffered because of a negligent drug manufacturer, you may be entitled to take up legal action against this party for financial compensation. To learn more about your Yasmin lawsuit, contact a Yasmin attorney of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.