Yasmin and Yaz Lawsuits

There have been a high number of women that have suffered because of the oral contraceptives Yasmin and Yaz. These oral contraceptives have also been prescribed to treat PMS, PMDD or acne for birth control users. Girls as young as 13 years of age have used Yaz and Yasmin. The serious side effects associated with Yaz and Yasmin include:

  • deep vein thrombosis, blood clots
  • gall bladder disease
  • hypertension
  • liver disorder, signified by jaundice and/or discolored urine
  • severe allergic reaction
  • psychological disorders, including mood swings and depression
  • paralysis
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • death

The reason why Yaz and Yasmin have posed undue risks to women is because of the ingredients. Both drugs contain estrogen ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone, a type of progestin. Experts suspect that the combination of ingredients causes deregulation of salt and water in the body for some individuals. The ingredients may alter potassium levels in the body. The change in the potassium level can cause muscle cramps, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, dehydration, low blood pressure, confusion, irritability, paralysis, abnormal heart rhythms and heart attacks. Women taking Yaz or Yasmin that have Factor V Leiden are at an elevated risk.

Berlex Laboratories introduced the drugs in 2001. The company was purchased by Bayer Healthcare in 2006. According to IMS Health, Yaz sales were $616 million and Yasmin sales were $382 million in 2008. The manufacturer received four safety alerts and warnings from the FDA. However, the drug still remains on the market. In February of 2009, the Attorney Generals of 27 states came to settlements totaling $20 million.

Mr. Burton Padove is privileged to represent women nationwide that have taken Yaz or Yasmin. Mr. Padove is committed to submitting lawsuits and claims against Bayer for the injuries that women sustain because of Yaz and Yasmin. Your experience with these oral contraceptives is important.

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