Yasmin was introduced in 2001 by Berlex Laboratories as a combined hormonal oral contraceptive. After Berlex was acquired by Bayer Healthcare in 2006, they marketed Yaz, which was an identical drug to Yasmin, except that Yasmin contained 30 mcg of ethinyl estradiol, while Yaz contained 20 mcg. Yasmin/Yaz was sold throughout the world but they are linked with problems and side effects.
Side effects such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), heart attack, stroke and death were prevalent among women who used Yasmin/Yaz. These problems were linked to drospirenone, which acts as a diuretic related to spironolactone. This causes high potassium levels, called hyperkalemia, which results in serious heart problems and other serious health issues.
Yasmin/Yaz users reported migraine headaches, depression and mood swings. Many women reported a disruption of normal menstrual patterns, endometriosis and fatigue. The worst side effects for Yasmin/Yaz users was stroke and pancreatitis. The strokes were caused by blood clots and Yasmin/Yaz users exhibited the highest occurrences of strokes than users of any other oral contraceptives.
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert about the serious risks associated with Yasmin/Yaz. A growing number of Yasmin/Yaz users filed a class action lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare and Berlex Laboratories with allegations that Yasmin/Yaz was designed, manufactured, produced, distributed and advertised negligently and improperly.
Class action lawyers know the risks of serious health problems caused by Yasmin/Yaz and are committed to ensuring a consumer’s safety and recovery. Lawyers have an extensive base of legal resources to develop litigation. A lawyer can advise you if joining a Yasmin/Yaz class action lawsuit can help you receive compensation for suffering serious side effects, taking time away from work and pain and suffering.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Fort Worth Texas Defective Drugs Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.