Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects Lawyers
In 2006, Yaz, a birth control pill made from a synthetic progestin called drospirenone, was first made available to women in the United States. Another version of this drug, known as Yasmin, was released five years earlier in 2001. The FDA approved Yaz for use as a birth control pill, to control certain types of acne, and to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Unfortunately, since that time, dozens of women are suspected to have died from complications resulting from the use of this drug, and many more have suffered devastating and life-changing injuries.
If you took Yaz or Yasmin and have suffered serious side effects, the good news is that there is help available for you. Many women are filing Yaz lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceutical and other drug manufacturers pursuing compensation for the incredible pain, suffering, and financial losses that they have suffered as a result of taking these drugs. However, if you have been injured by these medications, there is not an unlimited amount of time available for you to seek help.
At the National Injury Law Center, we have dedicated our practice to helping women just like you pursue justice and compensation in the wake of a Yaz-related injury, and we want to do the same for you. Call us today at 888-273-6041 and learn more about what our firm is ready to do to help.
The Dangers of Yaz
Five years after the approval of Yaz, the FDA launched an investigation into the safety of Yaz and Yasmin, after multiple studies were published stating that women taking Yaz were 2-3 times more likely to experience dangerous blood clots compared to women who took birth control pills utilizing levonorgestrel, another form of progestin. The results of the FDA’s comprehensive study were made available in September of 2011, in which the FDA stated that women taking Yaz and other drospirenone-based contraceptives were as much as 1.5 times more likely to experience serious blood clots compared to women who used birth control pills containing other forms of progestin.
To inform the public about the potential dangers that Yaz and Yasmin posed, the FDA voted in December of 2011 that the existing warning labels on Yaz were insufficient and that they needed to be updated to inform women of the potential risk of blood clots associated with use of the medication. The drug now warns individuals about the potential for blood clots in the arms and legs, and also warns that Yaz should not be taken by individuals before or following surgery.
Yaz Side Effects
In addition to the risk of suffering severe and potentially life-threatening blood clots, women who use Yaz or any of its generic versions face a number of other potentially devastating side effects. At the National Injury Law Center, we are dedicated to representing individuals who have suffered because of dangerous pharmaceutical products, and we are ready to put our considerable experience to work for you if you have suffered from any of the following side effects associated with Yaz and Yasmin use:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Gallbladder Disease
Drug manufacturers like Bayer Pharmaceuticals have raked in huge profits over the years from medications like Yaz, all while exposing unsuspecting users to life-changing and potentially fatal side effects. As such, it is essential that any companies, like Bayer Pharmaceuticals, that manufacture and release dangerous medications are held accountable for their medications’ side effects. Not only can a successful Yaz lawsuit help victims to secure the compensation they need to cover some of the losses they have experienced, but it also sends a strong message to pharmaceutical manufacturers that pharmaceutical negligence that results in injury and death is not something that will go unnoticed and unpunished.
Get Help Today
Sadly, far too many women who have experienced harmful side effects after using medications like Yaz and Yasmin have not been compensated for the undue suffering they have been forced to endure because they did not take action. If you or someone you love has suffered any of the above side effects and took Yaz, Yasmin, or another generic version of the drug, do not miss out on your opportunity to take legal action. At the National Injury Law Center, we offer free consultations to women who believe that they may have been injured by this dangerous medication, so take action now and find out if you are eligible to file a Yaz lawsuit today by contacting us at 888-273-6041.