Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) Related Products
A group of birth control pills – sold under various product brands – has created a national health scare after medical studies linked their use to life-threatening blood clots. The pills are sold under different names: Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Ocella Syeda, Zarah. But they share one thing in common. They all contain a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone known as “drospirenone.”
Studies have shown that women who take birth control pills containing drospirenone face up to three times the risk of developing blood clots as women who take other oral contraceptives. Blood clots can cause strokes, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), kidney failure, liver problems, gallbladder disease and pulmonary embolisms.
The drospirenone-containing pills are:
- Yaz (generic Loryna);
- Ocella (generic of Yasmin);
- Syeda (generic of Yasmin);
- Zarah (generic of Yasmin).
These pills are widely prescribed to prevent pregnancy and treat symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and acne.
If you or a loved one has taken Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Ocella, Syeda or Zarah and suffered from blood clots, a pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart attack or other problems, you may be entitled to compensation. Call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 today to speak to an experienced injury attorney about your case. The call is free and confidential.
Health Concerns About Drospirenone Birth Control Pills
Lawsuits alleging injuries from drospirenone birth control pills were among the most common personal injury cases filed in the U.S. in 2011, according to the non-profit Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella alone were named in 8,354 lawsuits that year. The ISMP named them two of the worst drugs on the market.
Studies have shown that the initial marketing for birth control pills was misleading and dangerous.
In May 2012, the FDA warned thar women who use Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Ocella, Syeda, Zarah and other drospirenone birth control pills have an up to three times higher risk of developing blood clots than women using other contraceptives. The FDA ordered packages of these products to include a warning of the danger.
Indications of a blood clot can include:
- Persistent leg pain;
- Shortness of breath;
- Sudden blindness;
- Severe chest pain;
- Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg;
- Severe headaches;
- Trouble speaking;
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes.
If you are taking Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Ocella and experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Every day more lawsuits are being filed by women who have been harmed by these products. Damages claimed in those lawsuits include medical bills, hospital expenses, prescription costs, pain and suffering, lost income and wrongful death damages.
Contact A Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) Litigation Lawyer Today
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, is currently investigating national injury claims related to the side effects of drospirenone-containing birth control pills including Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Ocella. Bayer HealthCare, which manufactures Yaz and Yasmin, has already paid more than $400 million to settle a number of claims. But it is not too late to obtain compensation if you have taken one of these medications and suffered blood clots, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or some other injury.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has represented clients injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices for more than a decade. The firm represents only plaintiffs – when you are represented by The Driscoll Firm, LLC, you know your lawyer is on your side. Call 314-932-3232 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
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