LONDON, ON, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP would like to inform residents of Ontario that the Ontario class action against Bayer Inc. in respect of its drospirenone-containing contraceptives, YAZ® and Yasmin was certified on April 15, 2013.
The claim alleges that Bayer Inc. marketed and sold Yasmin® and YAZ® without properly warning of the alleged increased risks of suffering blood clots (including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis), heart problems, stroke and gallbladder disease and/or removal, compared to other available oral contraceptives. The class action seeks, among other things, damages for personal injuries suffered relating to the use of Yasmin® and/or YAZ® as well as consequential damages suffered by family members of users.
The Court has not taken a position as to the likelihood of recovery on the part of the plaintiffs or class, or as to the merits of the claims or defences asserted by either side.
All Ontario residents who were prescribed and used Yasmin® and/or YAZ® between December 10, 2004 and January 6, 2009, respectively, and November 30, 2011, as well as family members of those users are automatically included in the class action lawsuit. If someone who was prescribed Yasmin® and/or YAZ® during the relevant timeframe in Ontario does not want to participate in the class action lawsuit, they must opt-out. Those who opt out of the class action may be entitled to pursue a claim in a separate proceeding. Anyone who wishes to opt-out and not participate in the class action must send a written, signed election, including their name, address and telephone number by February 9, 2015 to:
McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
c/o Yasmin/YAZ Class Action
140 Fullarton St. Suite 1800
London, ON N6A 5P2
To read the complete Yasmin/YAZ Class Action Notice of Certification, please visit http://www.mckenzielake.com/practice-areas/class-actions-law/yasmin-yaz
SOURCE: McKenzie Lake
For further information: For more information, please contact: Matthew D. Baer at: 1-844-672-5666 ext.397 or directly at: (519) 667- 2646