If you are reading this page chances are you or a loved have taken the birth control pill, Yaz, Yasmin or the generic version of Ocello. If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot or other medical injury, it may have been as a result of these pills. You have the right to safe and effective birth control. You have the right to expect the medicine your doctor prescribes will not harm you.
More than 1,200 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, the manufacturer of these drugs, many alleging there was not sufficient warning about the drugs side effects. In 2009, the FDA also ordered Bayer to run a corrective campaign about the use of Yaz or Yasmin as acne-treating medications. And Bayer agreed to submit its advertisements for approval for the next six years. The New York Times article, A Birth Control Pill That Promised Too Much, details this case.
If you have questions about your legal rights in a Yaz or Yasmin Birth Control & Blood Clot lawsuit, please call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000.
We’ve been protecting those who have been injured by someone else’s negligence for more than 20 years.
Are Yaz and Yasmin the same thing?
Yaz and Yasmin are different forms of birth control pills, manufactured by the same company, Bayer. Unfortunately, they both use the synthetic progesterone hormone, drospirenone, and it is this ingredient that researchers found to cause blood clots in some women.
What are the side effects of Yaz and Yasmin?
Of course the most serious side effect is the risk of blood clotting in smokers 35 and older. Women have also suffered from gall bladder damage, damaged kidneys, heart attacks and strokes. In 2010, CBS News reported that 50 women might have died from side effects of Yaz and Yasmin.
WebMD lists the common side effects of Yaz and Yasmin as irregular periods, head pain, breast tenderness, swelling of the abdomen. Infrequent, but more serious side effects include high blood pressure, blood clotting and a decreased interest in sex.
Why are these side effects specific to Yaz and Yasmin and not other forms of birth control pills?
Yaz and Yasmin, as well as Ocello, use a synthetic hormone called drospirenone. It is thought that this hormone is what makes the drugs trigger blood clots in women who smoke. These are fourth-generation drugs. Women have been using birth control pills since they were first introduced in 1960. But the older pills use different formulas and types of hormones.
What should I do if a loved one has been severely injured or killed because of an injury from using Yaz or Yasmin?
If you or a loved one have been severely injured or killed because of an injury from using Yaz or Yasmin, we urge you to call our offices right away at 404-400-4000. You will have to have proof that you or your loved one took the birth control medication. Your physician or pharmacy can provide that proof.
There is a statute of limitations or time limits on any type of personal injury case.
How do I know if I have a Yaz or Yasmin lawsuit?
If you have taken Yaz or Yasmin and have suffered medically because of it, you may have a lawsuit. You should seek legal help. Any personal injury attorney should give you a free and confidential consultation. If anyone tries to charge you for this advice, please know that that attorney is being unethical.
What is Ocello?
Ocello is the name for generic Yasmin, only it is manufactured by the drug company, Teva Pharmaceuticals. It has similar side effects as Yaz and Yasmin because it uses a similar formula as the two drugs.
I heard there was an FDA Black Box Warning on Yaz and Yasmin. What does that mean?
The FDA did issue a Black Box Warning on Yaz and Yasmin changing the label on the drug to state that women over the age of 35 who smoke should not take this drug. The label also states that stating very clearly an increased risk of blood clots among other side effects.
WARNING: CIGARETTE SMOKING AND SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS
See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning
– Women over 35 years old who smoke should not use Yaz.
– Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular events from combination oral contraceptive (COC) use.
How can John Foy & Associates help me with a Yaz & Yasmin lawsuit?
If you or someone you love took Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella and suffered serious side effects, you should consult an attorney. You may have a defective drug lawsuit or a personal injury claim. Either way, John Foy & Associates can help you. We’re one of Atlanta’s most well-respected law firms, in fact our AVVO rating is “Excellent.” Our founder, John Foy, began this company as a one-man firm more than 20 years ago and today we have 20-plus attorneys who can help you.
You have been injured by an uncaring multinational drug company. Don’t go into this battle without ethical and experienced legal representation. You will not be charged for any of our services—our fees come out of any settlement. We’re large enough to stay in the fight as long as necessary to make sure you get the best possible settlement.
Give us a call at 404-400-4000 for a free and private consultation.