When you are prescribed a drug, you typically discuss the possible side-effects with your doctor and pharmacist. Additionally, all prescriptions come with a list of known side-effects so that you can review them and determine whether you are still willing to try the drug. Unfortunately, not all drugs have been adequately tested, and some may cause unknown side-effects. When this happens, the manufacturer of the drug must issue a warning and may be required to compensate individuals who were injured from these unanticipated side-effects.
If you have been victimized by unknown side-effects of a drug, you may be entitled to compensation. Currently, hundreds of women across the U.S. are filing suit against the manufacturers of oral contraceptives containing the ingredient Drospirenone, including Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, after experiencing unknown side-effects. If you have been injured as a result of one of these medications, contact the Yaz side-effect attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.
When a Drug is Recalled
Once a drug is linked to adverse side-effects that were not previously known by the manufacturers, they must issue a warning to consumers, and add the newly discovered side-effects to the drug’s “warning” list, so that future consumers are adequately warned of the potential health risks associated with the drug. Additionally, anyone who suffered unknown side-effects prior to the “warning” must be compensated for their losses.
If enough people suffer serious adverse effects, such as sudden death by heart attack or stroke, then the manufacturers of the drug may have to issue a recall. When a recall is enacted, all consumers are required to return their prescription and get evaluated for potential side-effects.
If you or someone you know has suffered from the side-effects of Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, join the hundreds of women who are fighting for their right to receive safe and effective birth control. Contact the Yaz side-effect attorneys of Williams Kherkher to discuss your legal options. Call 800-761-3187 today to schedule a free initial consultation.