Post Date: January 14th, 2011
For several months, the civil lawsuit saga with Yasmin has captured the attention of consumers and experienced product liability attorneys around the country. Recently, a U.S. district judge ruled that 23 lawsuits against Bayer lacked enough real evidence to continue and dismissed the 23 claims. The lawsuit, which took place in St. Louis, Illinois, was against the makers of Yasmin, a popular birth control pill.
The attorneys for many of the 23 product liability lawsuits blamed the company for the side effects of taking Yasmin. The side effects to the birth control included gallbladder problems, which led to surgery for some. Other side effects were vein disorders and strokes. There were many lawsuits that were filed in different states including Arizona, Mississippi, and Missouri. One of the attorneys on the case wrote, “each plaintiff needed to serve a fact sheet that included a signed declaration and an authorization to release records.” The judge ruled a lack of evidence because many of the plaintiffs did not complete the fact sheet.
The same attorney continued to say, that “important information was left off all of the fact sheets. In addition, in most cases, plaintiffs did not sign the plaintiff fact sheet declaration or provide responsive and substantially complete answers to plaintiff fact sheet questions regarding personal and family medical history.” Without the cooperation of the plaintiffs with the fact sheets, the judge could not find real evidence that the popular birth control pill was the cause of any injuries to the 23 plaintiffs.
The Yasmin dismissal comes after several other product liability dismissals. While the judges that have ruled in favor of a dismissal that does not mean they actually believe the lawsuit to be bogus, but that the plaintiff needs to acquire more evidence before proceeding with the lawsuit. The dismissal of many drug-related lawsuits should not deter Yasmin victims from trying to receive compensation for the mistakes that Bayer made. The dismissal of the lawsuit will push product liability attorneys a little harder to prove their case.
In product liability cases, the experienced attorneys have to do what they can to make sure that their clients produce the correct paperwork and that unrelated evidence stay out of the trial. Injuries from a prescription drug can be complicated, which is why victims should work an experienced Missouri product liability attorney. To speak to an attorney right away, call 888.956.2487 and let us help you fight.
Joshua P. Myers is the owner and President of Myers Injury Law, LLC and a founding partner of Schultz & Myers, LLC. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, his Missouri personal injury law firm routinely handles product liability cases that result in personal injury or death throughout the United States. If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a drug company, please contact a product liability attorney to learn your rights. It is always free to discuss your case and there are never any attorney’s fees until we recover on your behalf.
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