With many recent reports linking the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin to dangerous blood clots, as well as news of Bayer paying settlements to those injured, thousands of women are seeking advice on whether they qualify for legal help.
One of the most often-posed questions is: What is the Yaz Statute of Limitations? Or, more generally, how long do I have after I have been injured by Yaz to take legal action? Or even, what is the lawsuit timeline for Yaz and Yasmin?
The U.S. Legal System uses Statutes of Limitation as expiration periods on lawsuits to prevent individuals and companies from facing litigation that is deemed too old to have credible evidence. These rules vary from state to state, but generally range from 2 years to 6 years.
A Yaz Statute of Limitations usually begins when a person is injured, but in some cases may not start until the injured person discovers, or should have discovered, that the drug caused their injury.
If you have suffered a blood clot, DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke after taking Yaz or Yasmin, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to find out how much time you have to file a claim.
In addition to your Yaz Statute of Limitations, it is important to determine your latency period, which is how much time elapsed from when you last took Yaz to when you suffered an injury. This can also affect whether you qualify for a claim.
Regardless of whether you believe your case qualifies, it is important to contact a lawyer. Lawsuits such as this for drug injuries can be very valuable, therefore it is important to know your legal options before deciding whether or not to proceed.
Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will give them time to protect your rights and preserve necessary evidence. If you wait too long, your lawyer may not have proper time to research your case and prepare it for filing, therefore, there is a greater risk they may not be able to take your case.
Before choosing any lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The Drug Resource Center only recommends defective drug lawyers and law firms that have handled and settled Yaz lawsuits for their clients.
For more information on your Yaz Statute of Limitations and whether you may qualify for a case, contact us today to speak with a lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.