Yasmin lawsuits are being filed for side effects like heart attack, stroke, DVT, pulmonary embolism and blood clots. Consult our skilled attorneys to review your claim for free today.
Federal health experts recently recommended that drug labeling for Yasmin and Yaz, two oral contraceptive drugs manufactured by Bayer, be updated to emphasize an increased risk of blood clots among patients taking these medications. Yasmin is one of a small group of oral contraceptives called “fourth generation” combination birth control pills, which means it contains both estrogen and a newer form of progestin called drospirenone. Unfortunately, recent research has identified the use of drospirenon-containing birth control pills like Yasmin as a potential risk factor for the development of dangerous blood clots. In light of this side effect information, a number of Yasmin lawsuits have already been filed against Bayer by patients who believe they have been affected by the oral contraceptive. If you have suffered from a major side effect, and you believe Yasmin to be the cause, contact our qualified attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to explore your compensation options.
Possible Side Effects Linked to Yasmin
Yasmin was approved by the FDA in 2001, and is the predecessor to Bayer’s Yaz, which entered the U.S. market in 2006. Since that time, Yaz and Yasmin have become two of the most popular methods of oral birth control available. Unfortunately, an emerging body of research has revealed a number of serious side effects possibly linked to Yasmin, including stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, and pulmonary embolism. According to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal, women who take drospirenone are 6.3 times more likely to develop blood clots, which can lead to life-threatening complications. Blood clots can break free and travel through the bloodstream, wreaking havoc on the heart, lungs or brain. Drospirenone may also cause an increase in cholesterol in the bile secreted from the liver, which can lead to gallstones and gallbladder disease.
Contact Our Attorneys for Legal Help
Although Yasmin and Yaz have been heavily marketed to women as safe and effective methods of birth control, the potential side effects associated with these oral contraceptives are alarming. Unfortunately, Bayer has failed to adequately warn patients about the possible side effects associated with Yasmin and Yaz, a misleading tactic which the FDA has cited the company for. According to the FDA, Bayer made deceptive claims in recent Yaz advertisements, overstating the benefits of the medication while using distracting visual and sound effects to downplay the possible side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious side effect, which you believe to be linked to the use of Yasmin, seek legal help from our experienced attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center. You may have grounds to file a Yasmin lawsuit against Bayer in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.