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‘Our family is forever changed’
Katelynne “Katt” Fisher died at 18 as the result of a blood clot that, her mother was told, may have been caused by the Yaz birth control pill. (Submitted photo)
Published on June 25, 2013 Ashley Thompson
The Hants Journal
Falmouth mother joins class action lawsuit against birth control manufacturer
Leah Fisher knows no amount of money will bring her daughter back.
She knows the class-action lawsuit she joined against the makers of the commonly used birth control pill she believes to be linked to her daughter’s death will be a hard-fought battle that could very well end in disappointment.
And, she knows the manufacturers of the multi-billion dollar product could likely handle a multi-million dollar payout to all of the complainants involved in the lawsuit and continue on with business as usual.
What she doesn’t know is why a product that may have played a role in the deaths of multiple Canadian women is still on the market.
Fisher says her daughter, Katelynne, started taking the Yaz birth control pill manufactured by Bayer about one month before she suffered a seizure induced by a large blood clot in her brain.
The 18-year-old spent eight days in a coma, suffered strokes and endured an 11-hour surgery as doctors attempted to break the clot apart. The clot proved to be too large, and Katelynne never regained consciousness.