A Chicago jury awarded a 37 year old woman $14 million after hearing that she suffered a life-altering stroke while using the contraceptive drug Yasmin for less than two weeks. According to a local ABC News report on the trial, the woman, Mariola Zapalski, has been virtually immobile since suffering from her stroke in 2007. With the left side of her body paralyzed as a result of her stroke, Zapalski now uses a wheelchair.
The plaintiff began using Yasmin in 2007. After a mere thirteen days on the drug, Zapalski suffered a stroke.
Yasmin and Yaz, both contraceptive drugs manufactured by Bayer, have been linked to blood clots and stroke, as well as heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). As the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received a large amount of adverse event reports linking the two drugs to severe side effects, the organization mandated an update to Yasmin’s label last year with the purpose of better informing users of the drug having been known to cause a serious risk of Yaz blood clot formation.
Our Yasmin lawyers represent victims of this contraceptive drug across the U.S. We are currently investigating Yasmin cases, as well as Yaz cases, and encourage you to contact our St. Louis law firm to begin exploring your legal options with one of our experienced lawyers. Our initial consultations are free.
If you have been injured by Yasmin, Carey Danis & Lowe wants you to know that we have the resources, dedicated team of attorneys, and experience to win you a day in court, so that your story of suffering may be heard.
Share your Yasmin story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Yaz/Yasmin