Bayer’s controversial fourth-generation birth control products, Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to numerous injuries and deaths in the United States. Now, Health Canada, responsible for public health issues in Canada, has reported that at least 23 deaths may have been caused by the contraceptives, which contain the synthetic progestin drospirenone.
Canadian Yaz & Yasmin Deaths
According to a recent report in the New York Daily News, Health Canada has linked the deaths of at least 23 women to Bayer’s Yaz or Yasmin since 2007. Many of these women died from blood clots, a known Yaz & Yasmin side effect. Canada’s health agency reported that more than half of the women who died were under the age of 26 – the youngest victim being only 14 years old. The agency also stated that it has received over 600 reports of adverse reactions to the drugs over the past six years. Despite the thousands of reported Yaz and Yasmin side effects, the Germany-based pharmaceutical giant maintains that the drugs are safe.
Yaz & Yasmin Injury Lawsuits Allege That Drugs Are Not Safe
Thousands of Yaz & Yasmin lawsuits filed against Bayer allege that the company’s fourth generation of birth control drugs that contain the progestin drospirenone are not safe and have caused both deaths and serious injuries, such as:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Heart attacks
Despite Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical’s claims that these drugs are safe, the company has already paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits – and it’s reported that it will settle more in the future to avoid costly litigation.
Have You Been Injured?
If you’ve been injured by Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Beyaz or another fourth-generation birth control product, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation, and let one of our experienced product liability attorneys evaluate whether you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more.