Yaz & Yasmin National Class Action
In 2009/10 Merchant Law Group was the first law firm in Canada to launch class action lawsuits in 9 provinces (all except P.E.I., although compensation for P.E.I. residents is being sought before the N.-B. Court) seeking compensation on behalf of all individuals in Canada who have taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills.
If you have used the contraceptive drugs Yaz or Yasmin for any reason, and you wish more information or to be kept advised of the status of this class action litigation or any resulting compensation program, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form (or you can reach our 12 law offices across Canada at 1-888-567-7777).
Please note, filling out the form below creates no financial obligation for you.
Our firm is diligently pursuing this class action litigation against the manufacturers of Yaz/Yasmin on behalf of all affected Canadians.
Our law firm has received hundreds of complaints from Yaz/Yasmin users across Canada, including women who have suffered blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, gallbladder removals, and other serious medical conditions, which our class action lawsuits allege were caused due to Yaz/Yasmin. This class action litigation is intended to ensure that all affected Canadians receive significant financial compensation for the harm they have suffered, and seeks compensation for any individuals in Canada who have used Yaz or Yasmin.
Yasmin and 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, and was never before marketed in Canada or the United States prior to its use in Yasmin and Yaz. Yaz contains the same estrogen component, ethinyl estradiol, that has been used in lower dose birth control pills for decades. However, drospirenone is a new type of progestin and is considered a "fourth generation" progestin. No other birth control pills in Canada contain drospirenone. It is alleged drospirenone interacts differently with ethinyl estradiol compared to other progestins, such that it does not sufficiently counterbalance the clotting effects of estrogen as do other progestins, particularly the second generation progestins. Another concern is that drospirenone causes an increase in potassium levels in the blood, which can lead to a condition known as hyperkalemia if the potassium levels become too high.
We encourage you to keep any packaging, prescription records, or other documents you may have regarding Yaz or Yasmin. Please note, our law firm is not in a position to provide any form of medical advice, and if you have any questions of that nature you should refer them to your doctor.
Various news sites have reported on our law firm’s work in respect of the Yaz/Yasmin litigation. Summary media details are available at: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2010/11/c9263.html
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Merchant Law Group LLP has 12 offices across Canada, with lawyers practising law in six provinces. Merchant Law Group and Tony Merchant Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, Various Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant is known to be one of Canada's most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)
IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CONTACT LIST FOR THIS CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM.(Please note, providing your information creates no financial obligation for you. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining this class action - we are simply paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, if successful.)
(Please note, the information provided on this website is not intended to be medical advice or information. Individuals using Yasmin or Yaz should seek advice from a medical doctor and/or utilize a different form of birth control if deciding to discontinue use of these contraceptives.)
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