YAZ, also known as Yasmin or by its generic name Ocella is a birth control pill originally developed and manufactured by Berlex Laboratories, (a U.S affiliate of Schering AG).
YAZ, Yasmin, Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination birth control pill which contain two types of hormones: estrogen and a progestin. It is the only 24/4-day pill with the unique hormone, drospirenone (drsp) and its manufacturer claims that the product provides additional health benefits other then pregnancy prevention.
In 2006 Bayer AG acquired Berlex Labs and began marketing the product as a “different type of birth control pill”. The company claims that YAZ is the only birth control pill which can help treat the emotional and physical symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) while also reducing the effects of moderate acne.
It is the top-selling birth control pill in the United States with nearly 20 percent of the birth control pill market share.
Dangerous Side Effects Experienced After Taking Yasmin, YAZ, Ocella
Yaz birth control pills have been found to cause a range of serious side effects, some of which have even resulted in sudden death. Some serious adverse events reported after using Yasmin, YAZ and/or Ocella include:
– Heart Attack
– Pulmonary embolism (an artery in the lung is blocked)
– Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT blood clots in the legs)
– Gallbladder Disease
– Sudden Death
If you, or someone you love, experienced any of these symptoms after taking Yasmin, YAZ or Ocella and would like the attorneys at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm to review your case, please contact us.
FDA Birth Control Warnings
On several occasions Bayer AG/Berlex has been warned by the Food and Drug Administration over questionable advertising campaigns which suggest that Yasmin/Yaz has less side effects than other contraceptive medications.
In 2003, 2008 and 2009 the FDA issued Bayer AG/ Berlex a warning letters regarding false claims being made in their television commercials, citing them for violations of certain Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provisions. The warnings focused on the companies claim that YAZ has the ability to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and all types of acne, while omitting or minimizing the significant risks associated with the drug.
If you, or someone you love, have been injured using Yasmin, YAZ or Ocella, and would like the attorneys at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm to review your case, please contact us.
If you or someone you love have experienced birth control side effects after using Yasmin, YAZ or Ocella, you have the right to file a legal claim. Our attorneys can help you determine if you have a case and how to file a claim. All claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay attorney fees unless you are awarded compensation.
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.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Yasmin, YAZ, Ocella cases.