The Yasmin birth control pill, manufactured and marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been linked to a number of serious, life-threatening side effects including but not limited to heart attack, stroke, DVT, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, abnormal heart rhythm, gallbladder injury, pancreatitis and death.
Yasmin Lawsuit Update 3/21/13: This week, Bayer Healthcare reportedly agreed to pay out as much as $24 million to settle gallbladder disease lawsuits involving its controversial Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Specifically, the company agreed to settlement payments of $2,000 to women who suffered gallbladder injuries, and $3,000 for women’s injuries which were so severe that their gallbladders had to be removed. Click here to learn more.
Schmidt & Clark, LLP is currently evaluating Yasmin side effect claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has used the Yasmin birth control product and since suffered from an adverse event, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Yasmin lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Since 2004, there have been over 50 deaths reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of women who were taking Yasmin. Some of the deaths associated with women takingYasminincluded cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, intracardiac thrombus (blood clots in the heart), pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs), and stroke.
The FDA has issued several warnings to the manufacturer and marketer of Yasmin regarding the inappropriateness of their advertising and marketing of the birth control product. Below are links to the FDA YAZ warnings.
What is Yasmin?
Yasmin, also known as YAZ is a birth control pill that contains both drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. The birth control pill was developed by Berlex Laboratories, which has since been acquired by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use an oral contraceptive. Yasmin is also indicated for the treatment of symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women who choose to use an oral contraceptive as their method of contraception. The effectiveness of Yasmin for PMDD when used for more than 3 menstrual cycles has not been evaluated. Yasmin has not been evaluated for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Yasmin is indicated for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris in women at least 14 years of age, who have no known contraindications to oral contraceptive therapy and have achieved menarche. Yasmin should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth control.
Yasmin Side Effects
There are a variety of serious, life-threatening side effects associated with the Yasmin birth control pill including the following:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Pulmonary embolism (an artery in the lung is blocked)
- Blood Clots (Non-Vaginal)
- Kidney Failure
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Gallbladder Disease
- Hepatic Adenomas
- Sudden Death
Do I Have a Yasmin Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in birth control lawsuits. We are currently evaluating Yasmin side effect claims in all 50 states.
If you or somebody you know has used the Yasmin birth control product and since suffered from an adverse event, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Yasmin lawsuit and we can help. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 588-0600.