Tuesday, December 8, 2009

YAZ Birth Control Claims

The New York Times recently published a major news story on the growing safety concerns with Yaz. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical for the birth control drug Yaz. Lawsuits and claims have also been filed related to Yasmin and Ocella. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills all contain drospirenone, a synthetic form of progestin which works in combination with ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) to prevent pregnancy. Drospirenone is not contained in other forms of birth control and is believed to be the major cause of side effects from Ocella, Yasmin and Yaz. Two recent case-control studies published in the British Medical Journal show that patients on the birth control pills containing drospirenone have a 200% higher risk of serious injury than those patients using first or second generation oral contraception.

Some of the known side effects of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella may include:
•heart attacks
•deep vein thrombosis
•pulmonary embolism
•blood clots in the legs and lungs
•cardiac arrhythmia
•gallbladder disease
•sudden death

If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury caused by Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella please contact us for assistance and more information.