Yaz And Yasmin Linked To Deadly Blood Clots
Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to a number of potentially deadly side effects. According to two studies published in the British Medical Journal, birth control pills such as Yaz and Yasmin double the risk of blood clots compared to another popular form of birth control. This increased blood clot risk can place women in danger of other serious conditions, including heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) and pulmonary embolism.
The birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001 and 2006, respectively. In addition to helping to prevent contraception, both drugs were marketed to women for other benefits, including fighting acne and preventing weight gain and bloating during PMS.
Between 2004 and 2008, the FDA received reports of more than 50 deaths among women taking Yaz, Yasmin or its generic version, Ocella. The agency has received hundreds of additions reports from women who have experienced other side effects of Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella.
More than 12,000 women have filed Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the birth control pills. These lawsuits have alleged that the company failed to properly warn of the danger of Yasmin or Yaz side effects faced by women who took these drugs.
If you have taken Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella and suffer blood clots, heart problems or other side effects, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. For more information about a lawsuit, you can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form to the right of this page.