JOHNSON & BISCONE ARE TAKING CASES INVOLVING THE BIRTH CONTROL KNOWN AS YASMIN (YAZ) AND CASES INVOLVING THE USE OF TRANSVAGINAL MESH TO TREAT PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE AND URINARY LEAKAGE IN WOMEN
YASMIN, YAZ, AND OCELLA
Yasmin, also known as Yaz or Ocella, has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal circulatory disease. Women who have suffered serious side effects or died after taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella may be entitled to money damages. In December of last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee recommended that the drugs carry stronger warnings about the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots. The key ingredient in these drugs can raise blood potassium levels and cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, venous thromboembolism (VTE) , and death. If you, a friend, or a loved one have suffered any of these ailments, please call us immediately for a free case evaluation.
Regarding transvaginal mesh, the government has issued a warning about the use of transvaginal surgical meshes to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary leakage, noting that thousands of women have reported serious complications including organ perforation, pain, bleeding, infection, and urinary incontinence. In some cases, the mesh, also known as “bladder sling”, “pelvic sling” or “pelvic support”, as eroded or shrunk after being inserted, necessitating additional surgeries. As a result, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of the mesh products, including Ethicon, Inc. – a New Jersey subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson – which on June 4, 2012 said it would halt sales of most of its mesh products. If you, a friend, or a loved one have suffered serious injury as a result of a mesh patch procedure, please consult Johnson & Biscone for a free evaluation of your case.