Yaz and Yasmin are a different type of prescription birth control released in the early 2000’s. The dangers of these medications are extremely high, raising the chance of heart attack by nearly 75%. Lawsuits are currently taking place.
Any woman that chooses to take prescription birth control pills knows that these medications come along with a few risks. There is always a chance of blood clots or heart attacks, but for healthy non-smoking women, the risk is extremely low in the case of most types of medications. However, the birth control pills called Yaz and Yasmin have both come under fire in the past year. Yaz, which became available on the market in the early 2000’s, is touted as a different type of birth control. Not only does it effectively take away the risk of pregnancy, but it also helps to treat the symptoms of PMDD (pre menstrual dismorphic disorder), which is a much more severe version of PMS.
Because Yaz and Yasmin are such new medications, it is no wonder that the severe side effects were not totally known. The medication, which is produced by Bayer, Inc., includes a medication called drospirenone. In recent years, it has been discovered that drospirenone increases a woman’s risk of serious conditions including heart attack and death.
Severe side effects that can come from taking Yaz or Yasmin, even if you are a healthy woman, can include the following:
- Blood clots in the legs
- Deep vein thrombosis of the legs and torso
- Heart disease or heart attack
- High Potassium levels in the blood
- Kidney and liver damage
- Blood clot in the lungs
At this time, the FDA has not yet recalled Yaz or Yasmin, but their study continues and it is expected that a recall will be issued in the coming year. For now, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a firm warning about the dangers of the medication.
Because lawsuits over the medication have only started in the last year, not many settlements have been reached. In the United States, a class action lawsuit is currently under way. In Toronto, Canada, the family of a young woman who died is currently involved in a civil lawsuit against Bayer that is in litigation, according to Andreas Wesley, a reporter for CBCNews. These lawsuits are expected to be wrapped up in late 2012 or early 2013.
If you have been taking Yaz or Yasmin and you have suffered from any of these severe side effects, then you deserve compensation for your suffering and expense. Call John Foy today, at 404 879-7518 he can get you the money owed to you.