A large number of claims against the makers of defective birth control products, YAZ®, Yasmin® and Ocella®, for injuries ranging from internal organ damage to deep vein thrombosis have been designated as Mass Tort cases in state court, to be consolidated for case management and discovery purposes before Judge Moss in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. In the Mass Tort, counsel recently argued before Judge Moss regarding discovery issues.
Defendants seek information on Plaintiffs’ use of any forms of contraceptive devices or medications. Plaintiffs object to providing such information, as it would force minor Plaintiffs to reveal their sexual history, thus discouraging Plaintiffs from proceeding with litigation. Plaintiffs also argue information, such as the use of condoms, is not relevant to the injuries suffered allegedly from the use of YAZ®, Yasmin® and Ocella®. Those discovery issues remain to be decided.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered injuries as a result of taking YAZ®, Yasmin® or Ocella®) contact one of Stark & Stark’s Mass Tort Attorneys today for a free case review.