Are the drugs Yaz and Yasmin truly dangerous drugs? The question comes naturally as the once popular drug, which is a combination of Drospirenone and ethinylestradiol has already created uproar among the common people and the manufacturing company is trying to settle deals with its multi-million dollar lawsuits.

The advancement in the medical industry has helped the pharmaceutical field a lot. In recent times a number of new drugs have been invented and they are seemingly gone popular in a short span of time. This is a good sign indeed; but it has a bad sign too. Yaz and Yasmin, two popular contraceptive pills are now convicted of generating different kinds of problems in the patients.

There are lots of prescription drugs which affect patients badly. It has turned fatal in many cases.

When such problems occur, people can sue the company. Actually, it is the responsibility of the manufacturers to make sure that the product is free from any potential risks. If that is not possible, they should inform it to the people. Bayers, the company that produced the contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin, hid those important facts at their very first ad-campaigns. Later they started another ad campaign to cover the damages.

If any consumer is injured, facing different troubles with any prescription drug which the person was not aware of, he or she can take the legal help to sue the company. Let us take a look at the possible legal steps which provide help to the affected one:

  • National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which establishes a claim for vaccine related injuries to a child.
  • Medical Device Amendment Act of 1976 gives protection to the people against products those are not approved by FDA.
  • Unavoidably Unsafe Products, which could be a prescription drug, medical devices or any other medical products. The products which are not supposed to cause injuries, but if anyone gets injured by them, the affected can claim a lawsuit.
  • If a doctor or nurse ignores the product warning and prescribe that to the patient, the affected can claim a lawsuit over medical malpractice.
  • If there is any defect in the product which may turn fatal for the patient, the manufacturer can be sued over design defects or manufacturing defects.
  • When the manufacturers do not give proper instructions about the product even after launching it to the market, the product goes out with a chance of foreseeable risk. This is called marketing defect on which the manufacturer can be sued.

So here are the legal steps on which one can sue the manufacturing company. Yaz and Yasmin manufacturer is currently dealing with more than 1100 lawsuits in different states of USA. Among these lawsuits almost 891 are filed in federal courts around the country. Some of them are consolidated under Multidistrict Litigation. The recent news by Bloomberg Businessweek shows that the lawsuits over damages by Yaz and Yasmin have increased up to a billion dollars so far.