Recent reports have noted possible dangers of Yasmin/Yaz in persons with some preexisting conditions. Federal lawsuits filed recently allege that since Yasmin and Yaz have been available, there have been over 50 related deaths and hundreds of serious health concerns due to complications with the medicine.
Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits filed allege that Bayer failed to adequately warn about the increased risk of serious heart and health problems associated with their birth control when compared to other available pills. They not only minimized the blood clot risk with Yaz and Yasmin, but also heavily marketing the drugs through deceptive advertisements designed to encourage doctors and patients to use their birth control pill over other available forms that may not present as great of a risk.
Yasmin and Yaz are monophasic, combined oral contraceptive pills, developed by Bayer AG. They are a combination of two main chemicals: drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. The complications seem to be a result of the drospirenone.
Complications arising fromthe medication include deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, blood clots and renal (kidney) complications. These dangerous Yasmin side effects have worried many patients taking the medication.
In addition to the health risks potentially posed by the medicine, Bayer AG has also been in legal trouble over what lawsuits claim are misleading advertising campaigns. Two warnings have been given to Bayer by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); the first in 2003 and the second in 2008. The most recent warning from the FDA reprimanded Bayer, claiming the Yaz television ads misled the public by inflating the drug’s efficacy while minimizing the risk of side effects. According to California’s attorney general, “Bayer’s deceptive ad campaign led young women to believe that its oral contraceptive would cure symptoms for which it was not approved for use.”
Bayer has since been ordered to spend $20 million correcting the campaign as well as agreeing to restrictions requiring Bayer to submit further Yasmin/Yaz advertisments to the FDA for review before they launch on air.
The Yas and Yasmin lawyers at Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm are reviewing and investigating potential claims throughout the United States. As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately research the safety of these birth control pills and inadequate warnings provided to consumers, many otherwise healthy women have suffered serious and life-threatening injuries.
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 Yaz and Yasmin cases.