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Yaz/Yasmin Attorneys

Bayer has paid approximately $142 million to settle claims of over 650 victims who claim to have suffered venous clotting injuries from using some form of Yaz or Yasmin. Bayer is accused of misleading women about the safety of its drug and the potential risks posed to users.

 

About Yaz/Yasmin

Yaz is taken orally to prevent pregnancy and has been on the market since 2006. Yasmin is a similar drug used to prevent pregnancy and has been on the market since 2001. These drugs significantly increase the risk of developing blood clots in the lungs or legs. Blood clots in the lungs are called a pulmonary embolus and are considered most dangerous because they can be fatal. Blood clots in the legs are referred to as DVTs or deep vein thrombosis. They are also considered a serious health issue.

Research indicates that women who take Yaz may have as much as 75 percent greater risk of developing a blood clots as compared to women who use other forms of birth control.

On December 8, 2011, the FDA convened to review the conflicting data of numerous studies evaluating the risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) associated with Yasmin, Yaz, and other combined oral contraceptives (COCs) that contain drospirenone (DRSP) as the progestin component. The FDA’s expert panel coted 21 to 5 that the current US labels for Bayer’s DRSP containing COC’s are currently inadequate and need more information concerning the increased risk of blood clots compared to older contraceptive pills. The FDA’s own study found a 75 percent increase in the risk.

If you or a loved one has used the oral contraceptive Yaz or Yasmin, there is some important information that you need to know.

Yaz contains a synthetic hormone known as drospirenone, which has been posed several safety concerns for users. Some of the side effects associated with the use of Yaz include:

Yaz

In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration cited Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals for downplaying their ads. The warning letter to Bayer explained how the company was overstating its benefits and hiding the risks of taking the drug. As a result, Bayer would halt its commercials until coming to an agreement with the FDA, which requires their ads to go through federal screening and approval before being aired.

Yaz contains a synthetic hormone known as drospirenone, which has been posed several safety concerns for users. Some of the side effects associated with the use of Yaz include:

  • Blood Clots
  • Change in Weight
  • Death
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Heart Attack
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Loss of Hair
  • Nausea
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting

Yasmin

Yasmin was approved for marketing, sale, and distribution in the United States by the FDA on May 11, 2001. This popular birth control pill is administered via prescription, and has generated billion dollars in revenue since it entered the market. Unfortunately, users of Yasmin may experience an array of severe side effects. Some of these side effects may have even altered the course of one’s life. The following include some common side effects of Yasmin:

  • Death
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Depression
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Heart Attacks
  • Kidney Damage
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Pulmonary Embolisms
  • Strokes

Ocella

Ocella is considered to be a fourth generation drug and is a form of birth control. The drug contains both synthetic progestin and drospirenone, which prevent pregnancy. The drug is a generic form of the popular birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, and is produced, distributed, and sold by Barr Pharmaceuticals. Similar to Yaz and Yasmin, Ocella has been linked to an array of side effects including:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Blood Clots
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Death
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Hair Loss
  • Discolored Skin

Gianvi

In 2010, Gianvi was launched by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and is a generic version of Bayer’s Yaz birth control. The birth control pill includes drospirenone, which has been linked to a higher risk of serious side effects. Some of the side effects linked to Gianvi include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Blood Clots

North Carolina Dangerous Drug Lawyers Fighting for Compensation

If you or someone you know has suffered any of the serious side effects listed above after taking Yaz or Yasmin, you should contact us as soon as possible. You may be entitled to seek compensation.

The North Carolina Yaz/Yasmin attorneys of Riddle & Brantley can help. We have more than 160 years combined legal experience in personal injury claims and the proven ability to get favorable results in complex cases involving serious injury or death. As your lawyers, we will do everything we can to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Whether we are preparing for negotiations or to represent your interests in court, you can be sure we will fight for your best interest.

Get Skilled and Compassionate Legal Representation – Get Riddle & Brantley!

Contact the law offices of Riddle & Brantley for a free consultation by calling (800) 525-7111 or by submitting your personal injury claim request online for a free review. Our North Carolina dangerous drug attorneys or representatives are happy to make home, hospital and nursing home visits to discuss your case in the event you are unable to travel to one of our offices.

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