Jon Campisi Jan. 13, 2012, 9:44am

A 27-year-old Texas woman who claims that she suffered a pulmonary embolism this past summer after taking the birth control drug Gianvi for less than a year, has filed a mass tort claim against the drug’s manufacturers in Pennsylvania state court.

Attorneys David W. Alexander and John T. Boundas, of the Houston, TX law firm of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP, filed the personal injury lawsuit Jan. 10 at Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Casandra Aline Perez.

The defendants named in the complaint are Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., Barr Laboratories Inc., Bayer Corporation, Bayer Healthcare LLC, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Berlex Laboratories Inc., Berlex Inc., Bayer Schering Pharma AG and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed as a short-form complaint in the master Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella/Gianvi litigation at common pleas court, Perez was prescribed Gianvi by a medical professional beginning in December 2010. She stopped taking the birth control drug in June 2011.

The following month Perez suffered from a pulmonary embolism, which she alleges was caused by her ingestion of the drug.

The lawsuit contains counts of fraudulent concealment, strict liability, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, negligent failure to warn, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express warranty, fraud and violations of consumer protection laws.

Perez seeks relief as set forth in the master long form complaint in the Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella Litigation in Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court.

A jury trial is being sought.

The case ID number is 120101089.

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