Many women have chosen the oral contraceptives, Yaz and Yasmin, as their preferred method of birth control. However, in addition to minor side effects associated with birth control pills such as bloating, weight gain and nausea/vomiting, Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to more serious side effects. These more alarming side effects include DVT (blood clots in the legs), pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs), stroke and heart attack, dangerously high levels of potassium, gall bladder disease and pancreatitis, among many other serious conditions. Not all women will experience these types of side effects; however, the women that do should seek medical attention immediately.
Yaz and Yasmin are considered “fourth generation” oral contraceptives. They contain a newer synthetic progestin-like hormone called drosperinone.
In 2008, the maker of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, was cited by the FDA for false advertising, failing to properly research the drug, glossing over potential side effects, and failing to recall the drug when the potentially life-threatening side effects far outweighed the benefits of its use.
All oral contraceptives and other medications come with some risk of side effects. However, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to do everything in their power to produce a drug that is as safe as possible for consumer use. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or life-threatening injury due to the use of oral contraceptives, it would be in your best interest to contact the experienced Pennsylvania Yaz side effect attorneys at Anapol Weiss. They can help you understand your rights and will work hard to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free and confidential evaluation of your case, call 866-735-2792.