There is a mounting number of lawsuits being filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, and the plaintiff’s attorneys across the United States are calling this the latest mass tort. The product liability and personal injury lawsuits against the major pharmaceutical company all allege serious injuries and in some cases death is caused by the fourth generation oral contraceptives, Yaz and Yasmin.
While the two birth control pills are not exactly the same, they are very similar. They both contain the novel progestin component, drospirenone, which is a diuretic that has the potential to significantly increase a risk of increased potassium levels which can lead to both gallbladder damage and blood clots.
In addition to gallbladder damage and blood clots, these two drugs have also been associated with heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms and kidney stones.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Bayer in 2008 about a series of marketing commercials surrounding the two birth control pills. The commercials, according to the FDA, included false claims about what the fourth generation contraceptive can and cannot do. In an effort to fix the false claims, Bayer agreed to fix the marketing campaign.
To find out about your legal rights, contact us today. We are currently evaluating and accepting Yaz/Yasmin side effect product liability cases. We can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
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