Yaz / Yasmin / Ocella Lawsuits
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In recent years, Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, popular birth control pills in the United States, have been linked to a number of harmful and adverse side effects. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives hundreds of adverse incident reports concerning these and other similar birth control medications each year. Additionally, there have been more than 50 reported deaths associated with Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella since 2004. Common side effects include:
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- Benign liver tumors
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
- Kidney damage
- Gallbladder disease
Blood clots have become one of the most prevalent concerns regarding these birth control medications, as many reported cases involve serious and life-threatening injuries. The increased risk of developing blood clots also poses additional concerns and complications to women, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infraction, and others.
All three of these birth control medications contain a hormone called drospirenone (DRSP), a “fourth-generation” progestin that can increase a person’s potassium level, subjecting them to high risks of health complications. Drospirenone is also especially dangerous for women who suffer from liver, kidney or adrenal disease. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are the only birth control pills on the market that contain drospirenone.
If you or a loved one has suffered any injury or illnesses after taking one of these birth control medications, The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. is prepared to evaluate your case and work toward obtaining monetary compensation for your damages.
In 2008, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Pharmaceuticals for the deceptive advertising campaigns concerning Yaz and Yasmin. Although Bayer also marketed the drugs for use in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms and acne, these claims were never supported or approved by the FDA. The FDA has also found statements in many of Bayer’s advertisements regarding the safety of these medications to be misleading. Compounded by the increased risks for blood clots and other health complications, these misleading claims have contributed to an increasing number of lawsuits filed against the makers of these drugs.
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At The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C., our Maryland personal injury lawyers encourage all women who have experienced adverse effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella to reach out to our firm for help. Backed by a rich legacy of success, extensive resources and a genuine desire to obtain justice and compensation for the injured victims we represent, our firm has the tools to litigate your case.