IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Strokes, Blood Clots, Paralysis, and Deaths from Birth Control Pills
Bayer Pharma Admits That as of March 2014 It Had Settled 8,250 YAZ and Yasmin cases for $1.7 Billion
YAZ and Yasmin oral contraceptives contain ethinyl estradiol and the new “fourth generation” progestin drospirenone (DRSP). Those ingredients have been linked to:
Yaz and Yasmin Were Required To Change Their Warnings
In December 2008, an FDA panel voted in favor of strengthening warnings on YAZ birth control pill labels. The FDA’s most serious label, the black-box warning, appears on all Yaz and Yasmin packaging. It cautions women who smoke about an increased risk of serious cardiovascular side effects that may occur if they use either drug. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal in October 2011, YAZ and Yasmin users experienced twice as much blood clot risk as women who used older contraceptives.
Hundreds of Deaths are Linked to YAZ
Claims related to YAZ and Yasmin include allegations that the drugs were marketed and advertised in a manner that exaggerated benefits such as acne reduction and downplayed serious dangers associated with use of the drug. Thousands of injuries and about 100 deaths are linked to YAZ. Claimaints also accuse Bayer failing to do sufficient research on the medications and failing to issue a recall after reports indicated a risk of life-threatening side effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Events reporting system has documented serious side effects such as heart arrhythmias, electrolyte imbalance, hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, stroke, gallbladder problems, blood clots, embolisms and sudden death following the use of YAZ and Yasmin.
Filing a Legal Claim
Nearly 10,000 cases against Bayer Pharm have been settled. More cases are pending in state and federal courts nationwide. You may be able to personally file a personal injury lawsuit for your YAZ, Yasmin or Ocella injuries. If a loved one has died as a result of using one of these contraceptives, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, the law places limits the amount of time to file such a claim. An experienced lawyer can explain your legal rights and help you file a possible lawsuit.
If you experienced a life-changing side effect after taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Call (316) 265-6000 or contact us online to learn about YAZ and Yasmin litigation.