Yaz and Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer Healthcare, are popular oral contraceptives that are used with the intention to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Both Yaz and Yasmin contain a synthetic hormone known as drospirenone (or DRSP). Recent studies have shown that drospirenone is responsible for many adverse side effects, including blood clots, strokes and heart attacks. If you or a loved one has taken Yaz or Yasmin and has experienced adverse side effects, contact one of our Yaz injury lawyers or Yasmin side effect attorneys as soon as possible to see if you have cause for legal recourse.
Yaz And Yasmin: Dangerous Side Effects
The most common type of Yaz blood clot is thromboembolism or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). These are characterized by the formation of a blood clot, usually in the leg, that breaks loose and is carried through the bloodstream. DVT clots typically block blood flow and cause extreme pain and swelling. These types of clots will often plug vessels in the lungs, kidneys and the brain, causing a stroke.
DRSP is responsible for several other adverse side effects, including:
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Gallbladder Diseases
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Difficulty Breathing
- Sudden death
Research On Yaz And Yasmin Blood Clots
A Danish study found that women who took birth control pills containing the DRSP hormone were at a higher risk of suffering a life-threatening blood clot than women who were not exposed to the hormone. In a separate Israeli study involving 330,000 women, results showed that those who took Yaz specifically were more likely to develop dangerous blood clots than women using non-DRSP oral contraceptives.
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At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that when a pharmaceutical company fails to adequately warn consumers of risks associated with the use of their products, they should be held responsible for any injuries that occur. If you or a loved one has suffered a blood clot or another injury after taking Yaz, do not wait to contact one of our dangerous drug lawyers. Failure to file a claim within a certain time frame can prevent you from ever taking legal action to seek compensation for your injury, regardless of the severity. For more information on the legal rights which may be available to women who used Yasmin or to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our Yaz injury lawyers, fill out our online contact form for immediate assistance. You can also call 800-PERKINS.