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
  • Stroke

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.

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