Yasmin® and YAZ® Lawsuit Information New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Yasmin® and YAZ® are widely used contraceptive pills also marketed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The manufacturer of these drugs, Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals, is facing numerous lawsuits claiming that women developed dangerous blood clots from taking the drugs and suffered heart attack, stroke, and even death. If you or a loved one has taken YAZ® or Yasmin® and experienced crippling side effects, you may file a lawsuit to obtain financial compensation. Contact the attorneys at Locks Law to learn more about your legal options.
About Yasmin® and YAZ®
YAZ® and its predecessor Yasmin® are birth control pills manufactured by Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals. The generic version of YAZ® / Yasmin® is called Ocella. The pills are intended to prevent pregnancy and treat the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
YAZ® contains an ingredient called drospirenone, which raises potassium levels in the body. Elevated levels of potassium - known as hyperkalemia - can lead to gallbladder complications.
Bayer was pressed to address the risks of the pills in 2008. The company responded by adding warnings to the pills' label, citing the possibility of elevated potassium levels and reduced contraceptive action when mixed with other drugs.
Yasmin® and YAZ® Side Effects
Many women who have taken Yasmin® and YAZ® have reported serious side effects such as:
- Heart attack
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Gallbladder disease
YAZ® and Yasmin® can also cause adverse health effects when taken in combination with other drugs. For example, a woman may develop dangerous potassium levels if she takes YAZ® or Yasmin® in conjunction with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), potassium supplements, or blood thinners.
If you have experienced any of the above side effects while taking YAZ® or Yasmin®, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover damages to pay for your expenses. Contact Locks Law, serving New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, to schedule a consultation with our attorneys.
File a Yasmin® or YAZ® Lawsuit
In its 2009 annual report, Bayer notes that they are currently facing over a thousand lawsuits filed on behalf of women who have allegedly suffered personal injuries from using YAZ®, Yasmin®, or Ocella. The defective drug attorneys at Locks Law> handle claims from women who have experienced crippling side effects from taking Yasmin® or YAZ®. Our lawyers can help you or a loved one obtain monetary compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Yasmin / YAZ® Attorney at Locks Law
If you or a loved one has taken Yasmin®, YAZ®, or Ocella and experienced any of the side effects described above, contact Locks Law today. Our Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey attorneys can provide information about filing a Yasmin® or YAZ® lawsuit during a free, confidential consultation.
To learn more about filing a Yasmin® or YAZ® lawsuit, contact Locks Law, serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Our dangerous pharmaceuticals attorneys offer free, confidential consultations to discuss your case.