Compensation for the dangers of Yaz or Yasmin birth control
Yasmin and Yaz were touted as a new generation of birth control medications. They were supposed to be safer with fewer side effects. Time has revealed that these popular contraceptives in fact pose a significant health risk.
Class action lawsuits against the manufacturer or Yaz and Yasmin have been filed on behalf of thousands of women who died or experienced life-threatening complications such as blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
U.S. Victims of Yaz and Yasmin
If you or your family member suffered harm from using Yasmin or Yaz oral contraceptives, our firm can gauge your standing to join litigation against the manufacturer. Our law firm represents clients throughout the United States in medical product litigation.
Yasmin was introduced in 2001 as a fourth generation birth control. It is marketed by Bayer HealthCare, which also developed and released Yaz in 2006. Yaz was heavily marketed not merely as a contraceptive but for its added attributes of treating acne and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
About 200 deaths and thousands of cases of serious side effects have been attributed to Yasmin and Yaz:
- Pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs)
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)
- Strokes and complications
- Heart attacks and heart arrhythmia
- Edema (swelling of the hands and feet)
The FDA forced Bayer to make additional disclosures about the possible side effects. This resulted in many women abruptly discontinuing Yaz or Yasmin, which led to more reports of harm because the side effects often occur after women stop taking the pills. The class action suits allege that Bayer knew of these complications but put the product on the market anyway and failed to warn the medical community and the public.
Contact Our Experienced Firm
If you believe that Yaz or Yasmin is to blame for a loved one’s death or health condition, we can assess your potential lawsuits. There may be deadlines to file your claim, so we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. We represent clients throughout the United States.
Call 855-566-3752 or contact us online. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees.