Yaz, Yazmin and Ocella

What is Yaz?

Yaz represents a family of birth control drugs that contain drospirenone. This is a synthetic type of progestin which differs greatly from older oral birth control medications. Yaz was aggressively promoted as a new type of birth control that not only prevented unwanted pregnancies but also solved other problems like acne and premenstrual disorders. In 2008 the FDA notified the manufacturer of Yaz, Bayer, that it’s advertising for Yaz was misleading and dangerously over promoted the potential benefits while downplaying the drugs known risks. In December, 2011 the FDA mandated changes to the warning lables on Yaz to reflect the blood clot risks the drug posed.

What side effects do Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella cause?

The side effects that these drugs can cause are serious. If used, these drugs may cause the following:

  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Dehydration due to diuretic effects
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Death

What is a Yaz Lawsuit?

Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella lawsuits have been filed by more than 11,000 Americans. These lawsuits have been filed as a result of using these drugs as a birth control method. In April 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrating announced new warning regarding the use of these drugs. The FDA warned that using these drugs can raise your risk of having blood clots which can quickly turn into more serious conditions, such as pulmonary embolism and stroke. These drugs contain a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin.  Bryer Healthcare, the manufacture of these drugs has set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to settle claims for woman who have taken Yaz, Yasmine and Ocella and suffered as a result of their negligence.

What should I do if I have suffered complications from taking Yaz, Yasmine or Ocella?

If you or a loved one is taking or has taken Yaz, Yasmine or Ocella and have experience any of the symptoms listed above you may be entitled to financial compensation. The team of experienced attorneys at Untitled Law Associates can help. The first step is to call us at 1-888-685-7689 or fill out the questionnaire to the right. A member of the United Law team will speak with you and perform a full FREE consultation. There are deadlines to file a claim and receive compensation so act fast. Remember at United Law Associates we work for you. There is no cost to contact us, and if you don’t win you don’t owe us anything. There’s no risk to you!