Yasmin was introduced in 2001 as one of the first birth control pills to use the drospirenone and synthetic progesterone to prevent pregnancy and treat issues associated with menstruation and other reproductive conditions. It was followed by Yaz and Ocella in later years. These drugs now make up almost a third of all prescribed birth control pills.
These pills have become popular based on heavy advertising by the drug manufacturers that they treat a wide variety of issues, including acne, PMS and side effects of menstruation. They are particularly popular among young women.
Have You Been Injured by the Prescription Drug Yaz?
Despite this popularity, however, these drugs have been linked to a range of troubling and dangerous side effects.The manufacturer of Yaz, Bayer, has been warned by the FDA about advertisements that overstate the benefits of Yaz, while downplaying the potential side effects, which include:
- Blood clots in the lungs
- Heart attack
- Gallbladder disease
- Pulmonary embolism
Some studies have shown that women on Yaz and related drugs are at up to a 74 percent greater risk of blood clots and venous thromboembolism.
Advocating For Victims Of Yaz And Yasmin Complications
If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious health condition or blood clot after using Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, you may have a claim for damages against the drug manufacturers.
We handle pharmaceutical liability cases for clients throughout the U.S. and are committed to helping individuals who have suffered due to the negligence of drug manufacturers. At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our attorneys are committed to holding drug manufacturers accountable for the health risks their drugs pose to patients. These birth control pills have hurt women throughout the United States, and we strive to ensure that they recover the compensation and damages they deserve.
If you have suffered a blood clot after using Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, call our Pittsburgh offices today at 800-543-9859 or email us to learn your options related to Yaz Yasmin And Ocella lawsuits.