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Lawsuits against Side-Effects and Marketing

Whenever a new prescription drug is created, it must meet certain standards before it can be released onto the market. These standards include the safety of the drug, the rigor of research that has been done on the drug prior to release, a thorough understanding and disclosure of side-effects, and marketing that accurately depicts how the product may help a patient. Whenever a manufacturer fails to meet these standards, they can be held liable for negligent production, false marketing, and other grounds for a lawsuit.

Negative side-effects can hurt a patient in unanticipated ways. Oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella can cause women to develop blood clots that increase their chance of having a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. All of these health emergencies can be life threatening, especially if the patient does not seek medical treatment immediately. Instead of being transparent about the risk of oral contraceptives, some manufacturers have opted to gloss over the negative aspects of their drugs by downplaying the severity of some side-effects.

Since October 2009, at least 129 lawsuits have been filed against drug manufacturer Bayer for the side effects and misleading marketing used to promote Yaz and Yasmin. Most lawsuits have focused on the argument that Bayer did not adequately disclose the dangers of these drugs and instead focused only on its approved uses, sometimes embellishing on how the drug could help patients. Others have accused Bayer of not spending an adequate amount of time and effort researching the drug before releasing it onto the market. Any of these allegations can be considered negligence on the part of the drug manufacturer.

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If you have experienced negative side-effects while using Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be a victim of misinformation and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For more information on manufacturer negligence and liability, please contact the Yasmin side-effect attorneys of Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

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