Don’t Fall for These 3 Yasmin Lawsuit Mistakes
When a woman uses the birth control medications Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, she increases her risk of developing serious health problems. These drugs have been linked to many different injuries, some life-threatening, and women who have suffered because of these drugs may find it difficult to pay for necessary medical treatments. However, for those injured by a dangerous drug, compensation may be available through a lawsuit.
If you’ve taken Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella and suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to pursue legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. The Yasmin lawyers of Williams Kherkher are dedicated to helping you with your case, and are here to inform clients and potential clients of three common mistakes people make when filing a lawsuit against the makers of a dangerous drug.
Mistake #1: Filing Twice for the Same Injury against the Same Defendant
The law prohibits repeat claims against a defendant for the same injury. Once a case is settled, whatever the outcome, it’s considered closed. If a plaintiff wins compensation that doesn’t fully pay for their medical bills, they won’t be able to sue again for the remaining costs.
Mistake #2: Filing against a Defendant Who Isn’t Responsible
In drug liability cases, this is a rare issue. Generally, a person filing a claim will file against the drug manufacturer, who can be held responsible for major injuries resulting from drug side effects. However, some injuries may not be actual side effects. For instance, if a person suffers an unrelated health condition while on birth control medications, the drug manufacturer won’t be considered responsible for that unrelated health problem.
Mistake #3: Filing after the Statute of Limitations has Expired
The statute of limitations is a time limit that stops a person from filing a claim after a certain number of years. This time limit can be extended in many cases, especially if a person doesn’t realize that they have been injured right away. However, once the time limit expires, a person can no longer file.
If you’ve suffered because of Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, our experienced and determined attorneys may be able to help you. To discuss your legal options in more detail, contact a Yasmin lawyer with Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.