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Texas woman brings Yaz lawsuit, claims birth control pill killed unborn child

October 25, 2009

A Texas woman has brought a lawsuit against the makers of the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. In her Yaz lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that the birth control pills caused a blood clot resulting in the death of her unborn child.

The plaintiff is Candice Richardson. Richardson’s suit names Bayer Healthcare LLC and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as defendants. Her lawsuit alleges that the companies misrepresented the benefits of Yaz and Yasmin while also hiding the risk of serious side effects.

According to Richardson’s lawsuit, Yasmin and/or Yaz caused her to suffer “blood clotting and related injuries,” which resulted in hospitalization and, ultimately, the “stillbirth of her daughter at 27 weeks of pregnancy.”

The lawsuit does not specify whether Richardson was taking Yasmin or Yaz at the time she developed the blood clot.

In the lawsuit, Richardson alleges that Bayer produced a defective product that resulted in both injuries to herself and the wrongful death of her unborn baby. Causes of action listed in the lawsuit include:

  • Negligence
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Manufacturing and design defect
  • Defect caused by inadequate warnings
  • Breach of warranty
  • Violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act

Richardson is seeking damages for pain and suffering and medical expenses as well as punitive damages.

Click here to read more about Richardson’s Yaz/Yasmin lawsuit.

Fears | Nachawati represents individuals injured by Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills in bringing lawsuits against the manufacturers. Contact us today for free legal advice about your potential Yasmin or Yaz lawsuit by emailing us or calling our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584.

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