Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Filing Yaz Lawsuits

By March 2, 2011Uncategorized

Thousands of young women and their families have already filed lawsuits against Bayer, the makers of the popular and controversial birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. However, for those that haven’t filed lawsuits yet there is some news about the statute of limitations that is worth listening to.
The fact is, Yasmin has been on the market in the U.S. since 2001 and its sister pill Yaz has been out since 2006. This is important to know since the statue of limitations for filing drug injury lawsuits is different in each state as well as from person to person. The clock starts ticking on the statute for filing your own lawsuit from the moment that you first start experiencing the symptoms and side effects. It is for this reason that you should keep track of the first day that you take the pill and the first day that you start to experience any side effects and know that Yaz was responsible. The date of discovery in your case will help determine how long you have for filing your Yaz or Yasmin lawsuit.
The statue is designed to protect both the patient and the drug company in a way. It helps defendants protect themselves from plaintiffs that may file claims for conditions that existed before taking the drugs and it also helps plaintiffs to establish a proper time line of proof that their injuries were caused by the drugs.
As more and more lawsuits are being filed against Bayer, the makers of Yaz and Yasmin, and the Bellwether trial on its way, there may still be time to file your Yaz lawsuit, depending on your individual case. However, depending on when you first started taking Yaz and started experiencing the negative side effects, your time may be running out fast. Contact a lawyer today to find out if you can file a Yaz lawsuit.