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Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pills
Have you taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills?

Have you taken the generic versions of Yaz and Yasmin: Ocella, Syeda, and Zarah (generic versions of Yasmin), Gianvi and Loryna (generic versions of Yaz), or Beyaz and Safyral?

After taking these birth control pills, did you sustain a serious injury? If so, you may contact our office for a free initial consultation. The attorneys at Moore Law Group know what it takes to prove that a manufacturer is liable for a defective product. We work with experts, including scientists and physicians, who are familiar with Bayer’s products and we can begin to work on your case today.

Why are Yaz and Yasmin different from other forms of birth control pills?

Yaz and Yasmin are comparatively new prescription birth control pills manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Yasmin in 2001 and then approved its similar sister, Yaz in 2006.

Yaz and Yasmin contain nearly the same active ingredients: ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen component and drospirenone, a progestin.  Specifically, what makes Yasmin and Yaz different from many other birth control pills is their progestin ingredient: drospirenone is a fourth generation progestin that previously was never used in birth control pills sold in the U.S.

Was my stroke or blood clot caused by Yaz or Yasmin?

Our clients’ injuries that we claim are caused by Yaz and Yasmin include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), strokes, and heart attacks. If you have had a stroke or blood clot while taking Yaz or Yasmin, the pill may have caused this injury.

Drospirenone, the progestin component in Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, is a diuretic– these are any drug or natural aid that promote the formation of urine and excretion of water from the body.  It can also contribute to heart rhythm disturbances, increased blood potassium levels called hyperkaelemia, and can cause sudden death.

In April 2011, two medical studies were published finding that women who took birth control pills with drospirenone, including Yasmin and Yaz, have a higher risk for developing potentially serious blood clots than women who took oral contraceptives without drospirenone. In one study, there was a three-fold greater risk of blood clots.

The FDA also funded a study published in October 2011 which found that patients who took Yaz and other drospirenone-containing birth control pills were 74% more likely to suffer from blood clots compared to women who took older birth control pills not containing drospirenone.

FDA’s Announcement regarding Waning Labels for Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella

In April, 2012, the FDA announced that Yaz birth control pills, and other newer generation birth control pills containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone, must be sold with updated warning labels. The new warning labels will disclose that some studies indicate patients taking birth control with the synthetic hormone drospirenone have up to a three-fold increase in the risk of developing blood clots compared to patients taking birth control pills with no drospirenone.

Do I have a claim against the manufacturer of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella?

Manufacturers of prescription drugs have a duty to patients to produce safe products, and to warn patients and their doctors of any adverse health effects.

Lawsuits filed against Bayer charge that it sold Yaz and Yasmin without adequate warnings about the increased risk of serious injuries and, specifically, failed to warn doctors and patients that Yaz and Yasmin are more dangerous than other oral birth control pills on the market.

Patients have further charged that Bayer improperly advertised and over-promoted Yaz for uses such as treating acne and PMDD, while knowing that the risks of such use outweighed any benefits Yaz may have for acne sufferers and those with symptoms of PMDD.

Contact the attorneys at Moore Law Group for a free initial consultation.

The attorneys at Moore Law Group have extensive experience representing individuals who have sustained injuries allegedly from taking Yaz and Yasmin. We strive to make sure they are compensated for their severe loss. Please contact us today for your free consultation.