Grieving Mother Calls for Yaz Recall After Daughter’s Death

June 20, 2013

  Katelynne Fisher of Nova Scotia was only 18 years old when she died from a massive stroke caused by a blood clot. She had been taking Yaz, one of the most commonly prescribed birth control pills in the world. Now, her mother, Lisa Fisher, is asking that the popular birth control be recalled from the market. It has recently come to light that at least 23 Candadian women have also died while taking Yaz and Yazmin. Countless other women around the world have also suffered from deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism, as well as developed issues with their gallbladder.

Yaz and Yazmin, manufactured by Bayer, have been called “newer-generation” birth control pills, as they include a synthetic progestin called drospirenone that is exclusive to this manufacturer. For a woman taking Yaz or Yasmin, the risk of developing a blood clot is 3 in 10,000, much higher than the 1 in 10,000 chance that is associated with taking older birth control pills. With these increased chances, it’s no wonder that Katelynne’s mother is speaking out. She believes her daughter was not properly informed about the greater risks that Yaz carries.

Lisa Fisher has already joined a class action lawsuit against Bayer, who has already paid more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits in the U.S. Fears|Nachawati is currently representing women who have been injured by Yaz. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries like those above after taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, call our office today at 1.866.705.7584 or email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can provide you with the proper legal counsel that you need by your side in your fight against negligent pharmaceutical companies. Call us today! 

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