Connecticut woman files Yaz claim in Philly courts

By Jon Campisi | May 27, 2011

A Connecticut woman has filed a mass tort claim at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against the makers of the Yaz birth control pill.

In her amended short form complaint, filed with the court on May 24 by Philadelphia attorney Gregory S. Spizer, plaintiff Dawn Herzog alleges that she ingested Yaz, which had been prescribed to her by doctors, from about August 2008 until July 2009.

The lawsuit states that Herzog suffered from a pulmonary embolism in early July 2009, which she alleges was caused by the medication, which has been the subject of numerous lawsuits because it has been considered the cause of numerous health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, gallbladder disease and pulmonary embolisms.

The defendants named in the latest suit are the Bayer Corp., Bayer Healthcare, LLC, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Berlex Laboratories, Inc., Berlex, Inc., and Bayer Schering Pharma AG.

The lawsuit accuses the defendants of fraudulent concealment, strict liability, breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, negligent design defect, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express warranty, fraud and violations of consumer protection laws.

The plaintiff is seeking relief as set forth in the master Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianv mass tort litigation program.

A jury trial has been demanded.

The case number is 110502622.

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