Yaz Lawyers File Lawsuits Nationwide Concerning Yasmin and Yaz Birth Control Side Effects
Girard Gibbs represents women from across the country who have suffered serious side effects after taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. Yaz lawyer Ms. A.J. De Bartolomeo, a partner at Girard Gibbs, was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Yasmin and Yaz Multi-District Litigation. She is one of two female attorneys on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, which will be responsible for prosecuting the litigation as it moves forward.
Yaz and Yasmin (generic name Ocella) are some of the most popular birth control pills in the United States. These birth control pills are taken by thousands of women across the country - but what many women may not know is that Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have been linked to serious side effects, including stroke, pulmonary embolism, blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other health problems such as gallbladder removal and heart attacks.
If you suffered an injury due to Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella side effects and would like to receive a free consultation with a Yaz lawyer, please fill out the form on the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800.
Yasmin, Ocella, and Yaz Side Effects
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are "combination" birth controls, meaning that they contain the hormones estrogen and progestin. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella contain the progestin known as drospirenone, or drsp. Recent medical reports found that birth control pills that contain drsp are associated with a significantly higher risk of blood clots and related events. These birth control pills have also been linked to other Yasmin, Ocella, and Yaz side effects, risks, and health problems. Other side effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella may include:
FDA Warnings to the Makers of Yasmin and Yaz Birth Control
The FDA sent three letters to the makers of Yaz and Yasmin after it found that several of Yaz and Yasmin's advertisements minimized the health risks associated with these birth control pills and misleadingly suggested that they are safer than they have been proven to be. The FDA Yaz Warning Letters concluded that the makers of Yaz and Yasmin had downplayed the risks of these birth control pills and overstated the benefits.
Injured by Yaz or Yasmin? Free and Confidential Consultation
Our Yaz lawyers represent people from across the country who were injured by Yaz or Yasmin birth control medication. If you or someone you know was injured by these medications, you may have a legal right to pursue financial compensation for your injuries or other damages. Fill out the form to the right or call (866) 981-4800 for a free confidential consultation concerning your possible Yaz lawsuit.
Why Girard Gibbs?
Girard Gibbs represents consumers, investors, employees, and businesses in cases involving consumer protection, personal injury, securities, antitrust, employment litigation and arbitration. The firm’s senior partners, Daniel Girard and Eric Gibbs, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 and Northern California Super Lawyers, and have earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills.
Eric Gibbs is a partner at Girard Gibbs LLP. He represents clients throughout the country who have been injured as a result of defective drugs and faulty medical devices.
Mr. Gibbs has been widely recognized for his professional excellence and achievements, and has been selected by numerous publications as a leading lawyer in the field of Class and Mass Actions. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 guide for Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions, and was honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer (2010-2011).
Mr. Gibbs represents women who have suffered serious injuries including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms after taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. In addition, he is currently representing individuals throughout the country who developed bladder cancer after using Actos, a medication prescribed for type 2 diabetes.
Mr. Gibbs has prosecuted a variety of complex class actions, including cases involving defective products, unfair competition and claims arising under the consumer protection laws. He has served as court-appointed lead counsel and class counsel in class actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
A. J. De Bartolomeo is a partner at Girard Gibbs LLP. She has more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation, including representation of clients who have been injured as a result of defective drugs and faulty medical devices.
Currently, Ms. De Bartolomeo represents women across the country who suffered serious side effects and health problems after taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. In November 2009, she was appointed by the Court to the Yaz Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, which is responsible for coordinating the prosecution of the Yaz litigation as it moves forward. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Law and Motion Committee in the case.
In addition to her work on behalf of injured clients, Ms. De Bartolomeo has prosecuted a variety complex class actions, including cases arising under the securities, consumer protection and antitrust laws. She has served as court-appointed lead counsel and class counsel in class actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Mike Danko is a trial attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, including significant experience representing the victims and families of victims of catastrophic personal injuries.
Currently, Mr. Danko represents women across the country who suffered serious side effects and health problems after taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. He has been appointed to serve on the Science Committee for Plaintiffs in the ongoing Yaz litigation.
Over the past several years, Mr. Danko has represented clients who were injured by a variety of drugs and devices. In addition to representing Yaz victims, Mr. Danko currently represents men and women who have developed bladder cancer after taking the drug Actos, a medication widely prescribed to treat type-2 diabetes. He previously served as co-lead counsel in In Re Deep Vein Thrombosis Litigation, representing more than one hundred air travelers who suffered strokes, pulmonary emboli, or heart attacks as a result of airline-induced blood clots.
Mr. Danko has been recognized for his legal expertise on numerous occasions, having been named a Lawdragon 500 finalist and a Northern California Super Lawyer each year since the award's inception in 2004. In 2009 he was nominated for California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California for a $15 million jury verdict on behalf of an injured client.
Kristine Meredith is a partner at the Danko Law Firm. She represents victims of defective medications, among other serious injuries. She was recently named a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Ms. Meredith is currently representing women across the country who have suffered serious side effects and complications after taking the birth control medication found in Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. She has been appointed to serve on behalf of plaintiffs in the Yaz litigation on the Law and Motions committee.
Ms. Meredith also represents men and women who have developed bladder cancer after taking the drug Actos, a widely prescribed type-2 diabetes drug, and served as co-lead counsel in In Re Deep Vein Thrombosis Litigation.
Dylan Hughes is a partner with Girard Gibbs LLP. He represents women who suffered serious side effects and complications after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, and individuals who contracted bladder cancer while taking the diabetes drug Actos.
In the past, Mr. Hughes represented clients in a number of high profile mass tort cases alleging injuries caused by defective drugs and faulty medical devices. Some of his representative cases include lawsuits against the manufacturers of the drug Zyprexa and Medtronic Defibrillators.
In addition to his work in mass tort cases, Mr. Hughes has prosecuted a variety of complex class actions against large corporations on behalf of consumers and employees in state and federal courts throughout the country.