The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that women who use the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin may face an increased risk of strokes compared to other birth control pill users. Thousands of women have filed Yasmin or Yaz lawsuits after suffering a stroke or other side effects from the birth control pills.
Serious concerns about the safety of Yaz and Yasmin arose in 2009, when a study published by Danish researchers found that women who used the birth control pills were twice as likely to develop blood clots as patients taking another birth control product. This increased blood clot risk could place women who use Yaz and Yasmin in danger of suffering other side effects, including stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
Despite numerous studies highlighting the side effects of Yaz and Yasmin, the FDA has not announced any plans to recall these drugs. However, recent data suggest that doctors and patients are becoming more aware of the health risks associated with these birth control pills: prescriptions for Yaz have fallen by nearly 80% over the last two years as warnings about the risk of stroke and bloods clots have made their way to the public.
More than 10,000 women who suffered a stroke or other side effects have filed Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits against the manufacturer of the birth control pills. These lawsuits have alleged that the makers of Yaz and Yasmin failed to properly warn patients about the risk of blood clots, stroke and other side effects that could be caused by taking these products.
If you or a loved one used Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills and suffered a stroke or other side effect, you may qualify 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.