New Yaz lawsuit filed against Bayer by Pa. woman

By Jon Campisi | May 24, 2011

A Bethlehem, Pa. woman has become one of the latest plaintiffs in a long line of litigants blaming the makers of the Yaz birth control pill for health problems.

In a short-form complaint filed May 18 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Philadelphia attorney Churchill H. Huston, of The Maher Law Firm, the Bayer Corp. is once again blamed for injuries related to their product.

The complaint states that Tracey L. Rivera took Yaz from July 21, 2008 to approximately September 2009, and Yasmin from about October 2005 to July 2008.

As a result of her ingestion of the prescription medications, Rivera was diagnosed with gallbladder problems, which required a laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure in early August 2008.

The suit accuses the Bayer Corp. 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.

Named as additional defendants are Bayer Healthcare, LLC, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bayer Schering Pharma AG.

The suit says the plaintiff prays for relief as set forth in the Amended Master Long Form Complaint in the Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella mass tort litigation docket in Common Pleas Court.

The plaintiff has demanded jury trial. The case is awaiting listing in the mass tort docket.

The case number is 110502102.

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