Birth Control Complications
Birth control pills containing the hormone drospirenone (DRSP) such as Yaz and Yasmin have been associated with serious side effects related to blood clots, including:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
Bayer Healthcare, the maker of Yaz and Yasmin, is facing thousands of lawsuits filed by women who took these birth control pills and suffered these serious complications. Many of these women turned to Yaz instead of other forms of birth control because of Bayer’s aggressive advertisement of this birth control as more than just a birth control pill. Bayer advertised Yaz as not only providing safe contraception, but also controlling PMS symptoms and all types of acne. Bayer faced numerous warnings from the FDA with regard to these advertisements, but not before thousands of women were influenced to take these drugs instead of other birth control pills.
Studies have shown that women taking contraceptives containing the hormone DRSP are at a sixfold increased risk of suffering from deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is the term used to describe the formation of blood clots in the lower legs and and thighs that may break loose and travel to the lungs. When the blood clot gets lodged in the lungs and blocks blood flow, a pulmonary embolism has occurred.
Thousands of women have filed suit against Bayer for these serious side effects. While many have already been settled out of court, thousands more are still pending. If you have suffered serious side effects due to Yaz, Yasmin, and other birth control pills containing DRSP, you may eligible for compensation. The attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP have helped many women who have been injured as a result of these drugs, and want to help you. Contact us today to discuss your case and find out if you may be eligible for compensation.
Drug giant Bayer Pharmaceuticals has announced that of over 12,000 cases alleging that its popular birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin caused blood clots and related problems, it has settled 6,700 of them for $1.4 billion. The drug giant’s settlement stopped short of actually admitting responsibility for the fact that the pills caused deep vein…
Beginning in 2009, Bayer has faced a wave of litigation of Yaz and Yasmin. While many claims have been made with regard to various health problems, our firm is looking specifically at cases regarding Yaz and deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism. These cases allege that Bayer knew or should have known of the risks of…
Yaz, approved over a decade ago, has a long history of warnings and problems with the Food and Drug Administration. The following is a summary of the issues that Bayer has had to address with regard to advertising and safety. 2001: The FDA approves Yaz as an oral contraceptive 2003: The FDA found that Yasmin…