The defective/dangerous drug attorneys at Schlichter Bogard & Denton have been representing clients in Yaz/Yasmin cases for quite some time now. These birth control pills, along with Ocella, cause some very serious side effects in some women and have been associated with over 50 deaths. Bayer, the maker of Yaz and Yasmin, has been hit with several federal lawsuits according to the National Law Journal.
Yaz and Yasmin, approved by the FDA in 2006 and 2001, respectively, are a different type of birth control pill and are referred to as “fourth generation” birth control. They contain a new type of hormone known as drospirenone, which can cause raised potassium levels. High potassium levels can lead to serious health problems, especially in those who already have kidney or liver disease.
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella (a form manufactured by Barr Laboratories, Inc.) have been linked to:
- Heart attack
- DVT (deep vein thrombosis—blood clots)
- Kidney problems
- Pulmonary embolism
If you are currently taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, you should contact your doctor immediately to find out if you should stop taking the drug.
The defective drug attorneys at Schlichter Bogard & Denton are currently victims of these dangerous drugs from all over the country. Please contact us today if you have taken Yaz or Yasmin and have experienced serious health problems.