More than 12,000 women are believed to have developed blood clots while taking Bayer Healthcare's Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives or one of the products' generic equivalents containing a combination of ethinyl estradiol and drosperinone. The estimate comes from a tally of lawsuits filed against te drugmaker, and that count is rising.
As experienced Virginia dangerous drug and device attorneys, my colleagues and I have helped clients through cases like this. Imagine taking a medication that was prescribed to you by your doctor only to have the medication cause much more serious health problems. This happens all too often.
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