Yaz & Yasmin Injuries
The Dangers of Yaz Birth Control
Have you taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control? You may be at risk or have already experienced complications from this contraceptive. This birth control, containing the hormone drospirenone, has been linked to major complications in women of all ages. Side effects include blood clots, stroke, liver or kidney damage, heart attack, breast lumps and pulmonary embolisms. Between 2006 and 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received over 50 reports of women who had died as a result of taking Yaz, Yasmin or the generic form Ocella.
Yaz and Yasmin, along with Ocella, are considered to be in the category of X (according to the FDA) which means that if a woman were to become pregnant while taking these prescriptions, she may experience birth defects. The hormone drospirenone can also slow the production of breast milk and pass through breast milk to nursing infants. It is recommended that should you become pregnant while taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, that you stop taking the pills immediately to reduce complications with you and your child.
I have taken Yaz, can I file a lawsuit?
If you have taken any version of these incredibly dangerous drugs and are experiencing negative side effects, you be able to file a claim against the maker of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. To date, there have been no recalls of the prescriptions, but there have been numerous mass tort claims filed against the manufacturer. Families of those who are suffering a loss because of the complications that Yaz or Yasmin had on their loved one, may also be eligible to receive compensation for their losses. It is best to speak with an experienced litigation attorney if you or a loved one has suffered complications because of these birth control pills.
At Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP, we understand that your health is important to you and we strive to make sure that every client is satisfied with the outcome of their case. Our firm will fight hard for your compensation that you so greatly deserve. We are experienced trial litigators and if your case does go to trial, you can guarantee that we will be there fighting for you. We are on your side, fighting the companies who have done you wrong. Contact us today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney and to schedule your free case evaluation.