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Defective Product Lawyers - Yaz and Yasmin
If you have taken a drug and have become ill or suffered from life-altering side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Long & Waite help clients just like you every day who have been the victim of defective products or drugs.
Yaz and Yasmin are popular birth control pills produced by Bayer Healthcare. Yaz and Yasmin are similar to other birth control pills. Both Yaz and Yasmin use ethinyl estradiol, a form of estrogen, to prevent pregnancy. What makes Yaz and Yasmin different from most other birth control pills is that they both contain a synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone. Drospirenone is another ingredient in Yaz and Yasmin that prevents pregnancy. However, dospirenone has been known to increases potassium levels in the blood stream. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers that increased potassium levels in your blood can lead to health complications. Please contact Long & Waite today if you have been taking Yaz or Yasmin and have become ill.
Side Effects of Yaz/Yasmin
There are many side effects from using Yaz or Yasmin including:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT, or blood clots in the leg)
- Pulmonary embolism (PE, or blood clots in the lung)
- Gall bladder problems
- Heart attack
- Liver damage
While most women take Yaz and Yasmin for birth control, these drugs have been prescribed as treatments for acne and PMS symptoms. If you are taking Yaz/Yasmin for treating symptoms of PMS, Yaz and Yasmin could cause dehydration. Dehydration will also increase your chance for blood clots.
Deaths Caused by Yaz/Yasmin
A recent law suit filed against Bayer claims that there have been 50 deaths linked to the use of Yaz and Yasmin from 2004-2008. The suit claims these women died from afflictions such as stroke, blood clots and cardiac arrest. One of the victims was only 17 years old. If you are taking Yaz or Yasmin for your acne or PMS symptoms, call your doctor and see if there is a safer alternative.
The FDA has not yet recalled this drug. Our experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorneys are currently investigating claims on behalf of women regarding the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. If you have suffered heart attacks, strokes or pulmonary embolism while taking Yaz or Yasmin we will investigate. In addition, we are also investigating claims where the client had to have their gallbladder removed. If you live in the Mobile, Alabama area and have been taking Yaz or Yasmin, please contact the defective product attorneys at Long & Waite today.
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