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Yasmin Wrongful Death Case Reinstated

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A lawsuit filed by Paulette Morgan in 2009 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, claiming that Morgan’s daughter Alice died because of blood clots caused by the birth control pill  Yasmin has been reinstated by U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon.

The lawsuit was originally dismissed because Morgan failed to complete the Plaintiff Fact Sheet. Once Morgan completed the fact sheet, she filed a motion for reinstatement. Judge Herndon issued the reinstatement on August 5. Judge Herndon is presiding over the multi-district litigation.

According to the lawsuit, Alice was unaware of the increased risk of serious side effects attributed to birth control pills that contain drospirenone, an ingredient that is thought to increase potassium levels in the blood, which can cause deadly blood clots. The complaint says that if she had been aware of the potentially fatal side effects, she would not have ingested the drug.

In the lawsuit, Morgan alleges strict product liability and negligence. She is seeking compensatory damages, plus medical costs, attorney’s fees, punitive damages in double the amount of the compensatory damages and any other relief the court deems suitable, the Madison Record has reported. disclaimer: This article: Yasmin Wrongful Death Case Reinstated was posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 8:05 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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