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Nurse Alleges Dangerous Yaz Birth Control Drug “Altered My Life”

Candice Atkinson filed a personal injury lawsuit against Bayer Corporation and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for severe side effects from the prescription birth control drug Yaz, manufactured and marketed by Bayer. The complaint was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, where Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is located.

Candice Atkinson was prescribed Yaz to treat acne skin condition, and the South Carolinian developed life-threatening blood clots and other serious side effects


Atkinson, age 33 of Rock Hill, South Carolina, alleges that Yaz is a dangerous prescription drug sold without adequate warnings about the risk of serious injuries. Atkinson further alleges that Bayer improperly advertised and over-promoted Yaz for uses such as treating acne, knowing that the risks of such use outweighed any benefits Yaz may have for acne sufferers.

“Bayer promoted Yaz with the slogan `the difference a little chemistry can make,`” added Mrs. Atkinson. “What Bayer did not disclose was how negative that difference can be. Yaz gave me life-threatening injuries that have forever altered my life.”

Her dermatologist prescribed her Yaz in March 2008 to treat acne, according to Ms. Atkinson.

Several months later, she developed sharp pains in her left shoulder and had difficulty breathing. Testing revealed multiple blood clots in both lungs. Fortunately, the treatments eliminated the blood clots, but only one month later she was diagnosed with gallstones. She then had to undergo gall bladder surgery in January 2009.

The complaint charges that Mrs. Atkinson would never have developed blood clots, been hospitalized, or forced to undergo numerous medical tests, procedures, and gall bladder surgery if Bayer had properly warned patients of the dangers of using Yaz solely as acne medication. The complaint alleges that Mrs. Atkinson never used Yaz for birth control. Instead, as a result of Bayer`s misleading advertisements to doctors and consumers, her dermatologist gave her Yaz solely for her acne.

The FDA`s adverse event database for Yaz and Yasmin reveal a very high number of serious adverse events associated with these drugs, including strokes, heart attacks, blood clot formation, gallbladder and sometimes death. Bayer failed to warn doctors and consumers that Yaz and Yasmin are actually more dangerous than previous generations of oral contraception pills…

If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous and defective drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Dallas Texas Defective Drugs Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.

The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Side Effect cases.

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