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Yaz / Yasmin
YAZ/YASMIN are both birth control pills that have come under serious scrutiny. Women with cardiovascular problems in their histories should be especially careful.
Litigation is already pending, alleging that the drug causes severe side effects including blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, gallbladder disease, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms and even sudden death.
Yasmin is an oral contraceptive pill made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that has been linked to heart attack, stroke, and blood clots in users. Women taking the drug to prevent pregnancy or to treat emotional and physical symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and moderate acne have suffered severe injuries and even died as a result.
The drug has been linked to 50 or more deaths in the United States between 2004 and 2008 in addition to many other injuries. Bayer has been named in numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were injured or died as a result of taking Yasmin.
Yasmin was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006. A lower-dose version of the same drug, called Yaz, was approved in 2001. Yasmin is essentially the same drug as Yaz and uses a different kind of hormone than other birth-control pills, a drug called DRSP (drospirenone).
DRSP has been shown to increase potassium in the body, which raises the possibility of severe health complications for women with kidney (renal) disease and cardiovascular conditions.
If you have taken Yasmin, you might be at increased risk of suffering life-threatening heart damage and other complications. You may have legal rights to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If a loved one has died after taking Yasmin, you and your family may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your devastating loss.