Birth Control Prescription Drug Side Effects/Yaz and Yasmine Lawyers
You take an oral contraceptive to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Most oral contraceptives, commonly called birth control, has some good and bad side effects. For example, some birth control pills clear up acne. Other oral contraceptives aggravate symptoms associated with your period and increase the chances of developing blood clots in your lungs and legs.
Did your doctor prescribe a birth control called Yaz or Yasmine? If you are suffering from the prescription drug side effects, speak to your doctor immediately. Also, contact Yaz and Yasmine lawyers as soon as possible for compensation.
Yaz Poses an Increased Risk of Massive Pulmonary Embolisms
The oral contraceptive Yaz was marketed as a newer generation of oral contraceptives. Introduced by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Yaz was supposed to make it easier to prevent unwanted pregnancies. However, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Yaz side effects range from mild to severe. It may even cause death because of an increased risk of blood clotting.
Yaz and many other oral contraceptives have a hormone called Drospirenome. The hormone is was causes many of the side effects women have developed such as:
2. Gallbladder disease
3. Pulmonary embolisms
4. Elevated potassium
A personal injury lawsuit requires that you have an injured caused by the wrongful party. In this situation, the above side effects such as pulmonary embolisms are considered an injury. The wrongful party, or defendant, in the situation is Bayer. If your doctor prescribed a birth control with Drospirenome, contact us. We are Yaz and Yasmine side effect lawyers. We understand how to prove your injuries and get you the compensation you deserve.
Bayer has Settled More than 6,000 U.S. Lawsuits for more than $1.4 Billion
Although critics of Yasmine and Yaz have urged the FDA to recall these and other birth control pills with Drospirenome, it hasn’t been done yet. However, Public Citizen has placed all prescription drugs containing Drospirenome, including Yaz and Yasmine on its “do not use” list. The group has done so because of the increased potassium levels in the medications and the increased risk of blood clots.
Yasmine, the first oral contraceptive with Drospirenome, was introduced in 2001. Yaz, a reformulated version of Yaz, was later approved to use in 2006. Yaz was first developed as a prescription drug to decrease the severity of certian type of mood disorders in women who wanted to use an oral contraceptive. In addition, it was also developed to reduce mild cases of acne.
A generic form of Yaz was manufactured by Bayer, but sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. It’s called Gianvi. Gianvi also contains Drospirenome. In 2012, Gianvi became the fourth selling birth control in the United States.
It wasn’t until 2008 when Yaz made news because of Bayer allegedly using deceptive and misleading advertising. Sales of Yaz immediately dropped by approximately 60 percent two years later.
As of July 2013, more than 5,000 personal injury lawsuits were filed and pending related to Yaz, Yasmine and the generic brands Gianvi and Oscella. Bayer attempted to settle lawsuits on a case-by-case basis based on medical plaintiff’s medical records. Most of the unsettled lawsuits accuse the drug manufacturer of causing blood clots.
In addition to allegations of the birth control, causing blood clots, Bayer is also a defendant in lawsuits alleging the birth control caused plaintiffs’ gallbladder injuries. These lawsuits total approximately 9,000.
Contact Zayed Law Offices about Your Yaz Side Effects Lawsuit
You believed that Yaz was safe because your doctor prescribed the birth control pill. That should be true. Unfortunately, it’s not. All prescribed medications have risks and side effects. Yasmine and Yaz are known to cause risks to your health more than a typical side effect. These oral contraceptives increase your risk of blood clots that can cause serious injury or even death.
If you or a loved one was injured or died because of taking Yaz, Gianvi, Yasmine, Oscella or another type of oral contraceptive, contact us. Zayed Law Offices have represented women injured by taking oral contraceptives such as Yaz and Yasmine. Contact us immediately for legal assistance. Zayed Law Offices offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Contact us today.