Yaz and Yasmin victims who have suffered serious medical side effects often have a lot of questions. Of course, the first and most important questions relate to medical care. However, once appropriate medical care has been obtained or once the surviving relatives have a chance to mourn the loss of their loved one, there are still many unanswered questions. For example, who is going to pay for the past medical bills, the future medical bills, the burial costs, the lost income and the pain and suffering endured by the victims? These questions are significant and their answers have a profound impact on the lives of the people asking them. The best way to have these questions answered with reliable information is to seek the advice of an experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney.
What Will Happen When I Contact a Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney?
Typically, you will set up a free, no obligation consultation so that you and the attorney whom you contacted can discuss your case. Your attorney will likely ask you questions about your use of Yaz or Yasmin and the side effects from which you suffered. You should be prepared to tell your attorney when you started and stopped taking the drug, the reasons why the drug was prescribed, the name of the prescribing doctor, any medications that you were taking while you were on Yaz or Yasmin, any medical conditions that you had or developed while you were taking Yaz or Yasmin and a full account of the side effects that you allegedly suffered from taking the birth control pills.
What Will Happen if I File a Lawsuit?
If you and your attorney decide to file a lawsuit then your attorney will file a formal complaint in court alleging that you were injured by Yaz or Yasmin. The specific cause of action may be a products liability claim or a negligence claim. After the complaint has been filed and the defendant(s) have filed their answer then the formal discovery phase of the lawsuit will begin. Your attorney will be in close communication with you during this time so that you are well aware of how your case is proceeding. You may decide to settle the case at any time or you may proceed to trial where your attorney will zealously represent you and fight to protect your rights.
What are the Potential Damages that I can Recover?
If you are successful in your case then you may be entitled to damages for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitative cases, funeral expenses (if applicable), lost income, and pain and suffering. You may also be entitled to additional damages, such as punitive damages, in some situations. The circumstances of each case are unique and it is not possible to estimate a specific amount of damages that can generally be recovered in most cases. However, your attorney may be able to provide you with a more detailed description of damages based on the fact of your case.
You do not have to endure the financial burden that a serious medical side effect can have on you and your family without help. Your drug attorney can be an important part of your recovery and should be consulted as soon as possible after your injury so that none of your claims are barred by the statute of limitations.