Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pills
Yaz and Yasmin are birth control pills manufactured by Bayer. Yasmin was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001 and Yaz was approved by the FDA in 2006. Known as a combined oral contraceptive, Yaz contains ethinyl estradiol (estrogen that affects the release of eggs) and drospirenone (progestin that interferes with the lining of the uterus). Drospirenone is unique to Yaz and Yasmin, making these newer birth control pills potentially more dangerous than other oral contraceptives. Drospirenone is not contained in other forms of birth control and is believed to be a major cause of side effects from Yasmin and Yaz. These products significantly increase the risk of hyperkalemia (high electrolyte potassium). As a result, women suffered significant health risks, including blood clots, pulmonary embolism, strokes, heart attacks and in some instances, death.
If you or a loved one have been injured while taking Yaz or Yasmin, please contact us today for a free initial consultation to review your potential claim, toll free at 800-782-8492, or fill out the contact form below.
All fatal Yaz and Yasmin personal injury court cases have been consolidated in front of Judge David Herndon who sits in the United States District Court in the Southern District of Illinois. This court is located 20 miles from our Edwardsville office and our firm is currently representing a number of women who have suffered pulmonary embolism (blood clot) as a result of using Yaz or Yasmin.
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If you or a loved one have been injured, please contact us today at 618-656-5150 or toll free at 800-782-8492 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Yaz attorneys. We handle all pharmacuetical litigation on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing for our services unless we obtain a settlement or an award on your behalf.