Yasmin, Yaz and Blood Clots
The birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots compared to other contraceptive drugs. Patients taking Yaz or Yasmin may be at an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke because of the increased blood clot risk associated with these drugs.
Studies published by the New England Journal of Medicine have found that Yaz and Yasmin users are twice as likely to suffer blood clots as patients taking older brands of birth control pills. Since 2009, five published studies have concluded that Yaz and Yasmin could cause an increased risk of blood clots.
Based on these findings, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted in December 2011 to add stronger warning labels to Yaz and Yasmin. Several panel members voted that Yaz and Yasmin should be withdrawn from the market because they were more dangerous and offered no additional benefits than other available birth control drugs.
Thousands of women have filed Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits against the manufacturer of the two birth control pills. These lawsuits have alleged that the manufacturer failed to properly warn women about the risk of blood clots and other side effects associated with taking Yaz and Yasmin.
If you or a loved one used Yaz or Yasmin and suffered blood clots or other side effects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.