We are often asked what is Factor V Leiden and if a diagnosis of this genetic disorder has been made, whether there is still a viable Yasmin/Yaz/Ocella legal claim.
Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is a common inherited genetic disorder in which there is an increased tendency to form abnormal blood clots (thrombophilia) in blood vessels. People who have the Factor V Leiden mutation are at a higher than average risk for a type of clot that forms in veins, such as the deep veins of the legs (deep venous thrombosis or “DVT”), or a clot that travels through the bloodstream and lodges in the lungs (pulmonary embolism or “PE”). Most people with the Factor V Leiden mutation never develop abnormal blood clots, however.
The lawsuits against Bayer allege that the drug company knew or should have known that its novel birth control pills, Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella, carry an increased risk of serious complications, including an increased risk of thromboembolic events as compared to alternative birth control pills. However, in putting the interest of corporate profits over public safety, Bayer’s marketing has focused almost exclusively on the positive affects of its newest drug creations, while continually omitting or minimizing the very significant and deadly increased clotting risks to women. This missing information about an increased risk of deadly side effects is essential information that women and their physicians deserve and have the right to know when considering which birth control is the best and safest option, especially women who already have an increased risk due to Factor V Leiden or other clotting disorders.
We believe that women with Factor V Leiden who have suffered injury after taking Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella, still have strong legal claims against Bayer for its lies to the public, patients and their physicians. For more information, you can call us toll free during regular hours at 888-841-9623 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Your can also visit our Yasmin/Yaz/Ocella website at http://www.toledolaw.com/yasmin.php and our You Tube Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rg5fwjeNZ4