Class action lawsuits launched for Yaz/Yasmin patients

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Regarding a widely prescribed birth control drug, Tony Merchant, Q.C., and his law firm is today launching a class action lawsuit in British Columbia on behalf of women who have used Yaz/Yasmin. "The B.C. lawsuit is similar to the Yaz/Yasmin national class action lawsuits our law firm launched with the Courts last year in Ontario and Saskatchewan."

"Our firm has received complaints from dozens of women across Canada who have suffered blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, gall bladder removals, and other serious medical emergencies, which our class action lawsuits allege were caused by Yaz/Yasmin. Our national class action litigation is intended to ensure that these individuals receive significant financial compensation for the harm they have suffered, and in our view, any individuals in Canada who have used Yaz or Yasmin should receive compensation from the manufacturer of these drugs (Bayer)."

Yasmin/Yaz contain a "Fourth Generation" Progestin. It is asserted in the lawsuits that Yasmin and Yaz are different from other combined hormonal birth control pills in that they contain drospirenone, a progestin that is unlike other progestins available in Canada, which was never before marketed in Canada (or the United States) prior to its use in Yasmin and Yaz. The allegations have not yet been proven in court. Copies of the lawsuits are available to the media on request by contacting merchant@merchantlaw.com

Individuals interested in joining the Yaz/Yasmin class action lawsuits may contact one of our firm's 10 law offices across Canada by telephone at 866-982-7777 or at http://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/yasmin.php

SOURCE Merchant Law Group

For further information: For further information: For actuality: Tony Merchant, Q.C., (866) 982-7777


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