Yasmin/Yaz have been associated with deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), pulmonary embolism, strokes, heart attacks and, as a result of these health consequences, death.
Yasmin/Yaz lawsuits allege product liability, negligence and failure to warn claims against Bayer. There has been in recent months new medical articles have come out regarding Yasmin and Yaz.
Below is a summary of what is out there. The venous thrombotic risk of oral contraceptives, effects of oestrogen dose and progestogen type: results of the MEGA case-control study, BMJ 2009;339:b2921.
* Concluded that oral birth control bills increase the risk for venous thrombosis by about five times. But the study also found that drospirenone-based oral contraceptives had an increased risk of 6.3 times that of non-users.
* Many women do not use the safest brands of birth control pills.
* The safest option for women (with regard to venous thrombosis) is a birth control pill that contains levonorgestrel, combined with a low dose of estrogen.
* Drosperinone-containing birth control pills are associated with a higher risk of venous thrombosis than contraceptives containing levonorgestrel.
Yasmin and Yaz both contain the progestin drospirenone. Venous thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the vein. If the clot breaks off, it can be transported through the circulatory system to the heart or lungs (becoming an embolism).
These can be fatal if not treated immediately. Bayer’s comment on the studies: they haven’t seen the data, and can’t comment. But Bayer has to be concerned that this drug should not have been placed on the market.
Bayer also does not have the “life saving product” defense that many drug companies – some quite correctly – use. Birth control pills are not saving lives and there a lots of competing drugs that are clearly safe.
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If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous and defective 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, Yasmin, Ocella Side Effect cases.
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